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Safety News You Need: Standards and Regulations

Jan 29, 2021

This week's Safety News You Need highlights the first permanent COVID-19 standard inBusinessman reading paperwork the U.S.; reaction to the Biden Administration’s action on the pandemic; a new standard for respirator fit testing; and a final rule on driverless vehicle safety standards.

  • Virginia has become the first U.S. state to enact a permanent COVID-19 standard. While the permanent standard reiterates many of the requirements and provisions of the state’s emergency temporary standard, it does include modifications and clarifications. Read more
  • In response to the Biden Administration’s action on COVID-19 safety guidelines, former OSHA administrator David Michaels shared his thoughts on what this means for the agency and workplace safety. Read more
  • A new ASTM standard test method helps to provide a better fit for negative-pressure half-facepiece particulate respirators. The goal of this standard is to make sure available respirators will fit a general worker population. Read more
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a final rule on driverless vehicle safety standards. The rule aims to modernize and clarify standards for vehicles with automated driving systems. Read more


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