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Monthly archive for July 2017

July’s Unsafe Photos

Your monthly installment of Unsafe Photos. Enjoy!                                                              

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ASSE Changing name to ASSP

The ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) will be changing their name to ASSP (American Society of Safety Professionals). The ASSP is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals. After feedback and input, research and planning, they decided to change the name and brand to make it more inclusive. Click HERE to read their story and check out their new website. Click HERE to read their President’s blog about the change. 

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NSC’s Study on Ranking State Safety

The NSC conducted a year long study to grade the states on actions and policies they have taken to reduce risks for their residents. Not one state received an “A” grade. Click HERE to see how your state was graded, and what the problematic issues are.

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Proposed Rule to Modify Beryllium Standards for Construction and Shipyard Sectors

OSHA announced a proposed rule in June that would modify the recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard sectors. The general industry standard will remain unaffected by the proposed rule. Click here to see the proposed rule, click here for the official OSHA news release.

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OSHA Proposes Delay in Electronic Reporting Compliance Date

OSHA has proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injury and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. The proposed delay will allow OSHA an opportunity to further review and consider the rule. The agency has determined that a delay will allow additional review into questions of law and policy. Click here for the OSHA News Release. To read the Rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”, click here.

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Fact Sheet on Confined Space in Residential Construction

OSHA has developed a new Fact Sheet on Confined Space in Residential Construction. This was developed to clarify some of the standard’s provisions and their application to residential construction work. One important update is that a “Competent Person” does not have to enter the space in order to assess hazards. Click here to download the new Fact Sheet.  

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Heat Safety

As we enter the warmest time of the year, it is recommended to be prepared for heat illness and heat related injuries. OSHA has developed a Heat Safety Tool application for mobile devices. The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. You can also get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest […]

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