Friday, July 30, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Power Press Operators





IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a request for information seeking information and public input as the agency considers updates to its mechanical power presses standard.

OSHA will use the information received to determine what action, if any, it may take to reduce regulatory burdens while maintaining worker safety.

Learn more:
https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/07282021


Monday, July 26, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Grants for Non-Profit Organizations

 


IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds non-profit organizations that more than $21 million in training grants are available.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides $10 million for Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, including the coronavirus grants.

Learn more: 

https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/07212021

Friday, July 23, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Construction Safety and Health Meeting

 



IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.

ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on construction standards and policy matters. It was established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

Learn more: 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Tree Care Industry

 



IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a memorandum updating its enforcement guidance for compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) when inspecting tree care and tree removal operations.

The memorandum highlights some of the hazards faced by workers engaged in tree care and tree removal operations, and provides CSHOs with guidance on some of the OSHA standards that address those hazards.

Learn more: https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/07132021

Monday, July 19, 2021

IMPORTANT OSHA UPDATE - Demolition Contractors



IMPORTANT OSHA NEWS!

Demolition work involves hazards from unknown factors, such as changes or modifications that alter the original design, materials hidden within structural components, and unknown strengths/weaknesses of construction materials, as well as hazards created by the demolition methods used.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Demolition Association recently signed a two-year alliance agreement to protect the safety and health of workers in demolition and related industries.

Learn more: https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/07152021-0