Regulatory Roundup

Regulatory Roundup is a weekly compilation of employee wellness and safety news. You can read the full article by clicking More.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

New updates on OSHA legionellosis webpage

OSHA recently updated its webpage on legionellosis, a type of bacteria that causes a severe form of pneumonia through inhalation called Legionnaire’s disease. The bacteria are spread through moisture such as showers or air conditioning units, and the disease has a 10 percent death rate. The webpage provides quick facts, as well as guidance on identifying, preventing and managing preventing exposure to the bacteria. MORE

National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)

N95 Day offers respiratory fact sheets, articles and webinar

NIOSH recognized Sept. 5 as N95 day to bring awareness proper respiratory practices. Named after the N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs), the webpage offers fact sheets, infographics, articles and a quiz to test your knowledge of FFRs. Learn about proper respiratory protection protocols and find resources to help train your employees. MORE

National Safety Council (NSC)

NSC shares driving safety tips with school back in session

With kids back to school, the NSC reminds everyone to be safe on the road. Find tips on sharing the road with pedestrians, school buses and bicyclists. Read the article for a recap on traffic laws related to pedestrians and school zones. MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Study finds occupations with greatest risk for opioid overdose death

The Massachusetts Department of Health analyzed opioid-related deaths from 2011 to 2015. Their study found that employees in occupations more likely to experience a work-related injury, such as construction w orkers, had a higher rate of opioid-related death. Keeping employees safe on the job can reduce workplace injuries and prevent the need for a opioid prescription. MORE

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