Regulatory Roundup

Regulatory Roundup is a weekly compilation of employee wellness and safety news.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Coalition calls for heat safety standard Heat is the leading weather-related killer according to the National Weather Service. A coalition of worker advocacy groups filed a petition to OSHA calling for a heat stress standard. Currently OSHA relies on the general duty clause, but the coalition believes that employers won’t implement acceptable heat safety measures without a specific standard…MORE

Congressman questions enforcement activity Congressman Keith Ellison wrote a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta questioning OSHA’s enforcement activities and declining number of inspectors. Ellison also expressed concern over the increase in workplace deaths and asked Acosta to respond by July 24…MORE

Tips for complying with reporting regulations EHS magazine posted five tips for moving from paper documentation into the digitalized age in order to maintain OSHA compliance. Tips include flexibility, preparing for future changes, creating a strong workplace safety culture, finding the right technology and using data to make decisions for your business…MORE

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

ASSP hires new executive director Jennifer McNelly will join the ASSP on Aug. 16 as executive director. She is the eighth director since the society was founded in 1911 and brings more than 30 years of association, government, regulatory and business experience…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

How to get worker feedback Many employees are hesitant to offer honest feedback at work due to fear of retaliation, but employee input can help the business succeed. An EHS magazine article offers seven tips on encouraging valuable feedback from workers. Tips range from building an advisory team to being agile…MORE

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