Regulatory Roundup


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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA still faces underreporting challenges

A report from the Department of Labor Office of Inspection General states that OSHA cannot properly target persistent violators and protect vulnerable workers without addressing the issue of underreporting injuries. The agency’s former assistance secretary of labor even estimated that about 50 percent of severe injuries went unreported. MORE

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

FHWA seeks feedback for Jason’s Law

FHWA is conducting a survey of available safe truck parking from commercial motor vehicle operators, trucking operations managers and truck stop owners and operators. This is the second time the agency has conducted a survey regarding Jason’s Law, named for a truck driver who was murdered during a robbery after parking his truck in an abandoned gas station. Survey results will allow for updating the inventory of parking, evaluate travel by state and types of technology being used and compile parking plans. MORE

The National Safety Council (NSC)

NSC hosts webinar on driving safety programs

Motor vehicle incidents are still the leading cause of occupational fatalities across industries. The NSC is hosting a free 30-minute webinar on Tuesday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. Central about an employer’s role in reducing motor vehicle crashes. The presentation will also include best practices for strengthening driver safety programs. MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Tips on correcting recordkeeping mistakes

Industrial Hygiene and Safety News (ISHN) magazine released an article highlighting seven common recordkeeping mistakes with explanations on how to fix them. Mistakes include a lack of management training and overrecording. MORE

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