Regulatory Roundup

Regulatory Roundup is a weekly compilation of employee wellness and safety news. Click on MORE for full articles. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA asks for nominations for maritime advisory committee

OSHA is working on reviving all advisory committees and is currently seeking nominations for its maritime committee, MACOSH. The 15-member committee advises OSHA’s secretary of labor on programs, enforcement, new initiatives and standards involving maritime industries. Nominations are due by Dec.10. MORE

OSHA releases preview of crane operator certification requirements

OSHA released a preview of the updated crane operator certification requirements ahead of the final rule publication date. The agency will require certification by type of crane and not lifting capacity, but employers can accept certifications based on type or type and lifting capacity. The rule also requires employers to ensure operator competency through training, certification and evaluation. MORE

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) CSB issues call to action

Based on a 2017 incident, the CSB issued a call to action on combustible dust to receive insight into hazard recognition, responsibilities and methods of communication. The agency has found that efforts to manage hazards have failed to prevent combustible dust explosions and has concern for the ability to determine a safe dust level. MORE

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Tips on effective safety training

Getting employees focused on the information is key in successful safety trainings. Five tips are provided for connecting with your audience including storytelling, trivia and prizes, managing class disruptions, eliciting stories and discussing hazards in the classroom. MORE

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