Regulatory Roundup

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH shares accomplishments of Small Business Assistance Program

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in small businesses dropped from a rate of 3.3 (per 100 employees) to 2.7. The Small Business Assistance Program through NIOSH aims to help companies with less than 50 employees reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. The organization recently highlighted several accomplishments including the Understanding Small Enterprises Conference, journal articles and national and regional events. MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Resources are provided for National Preparedness Month

Many organizations reserve September as National Preparedness Month. The 2018 campaign’s theme is: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. The Department of Homeland Security has resources on their website for getting involved, including a focus topic for each of the four weeks in September. MORE

Map shows states with cellphone laws

A map from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – Highway Loss Data Institute shows states that have different types of cellphone laws in place. Three maps are included, covering hand-held bans, texting bans and young driver cellphone bans. MORE

Tips are provided on trenching safety

The number of fatalities caused by a trench collapse doubled from 2015 to 2016. An article from the American Society of Safety Professionals explains the serious dangers associated with excavation work and provides information on soil mechanics and methods of securing the trench. MORE

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