This week's roundup of Safety News You Need highlights steps for protecting grain bin workers; provides information on submitting a nomination for membership on NACOSH; offers insight on what a national emergency temporary COVID-19 standard could look like; and shares a study on the impact of COVID-19 on workers.
- Of every 10 workers trapped in a grain bin, six die, according to OSHA. As part of the upcoming Stand Up 4 Grain Safety, OSHA and grain industry leaders have developed seven steps for improving grain bin safety. Read more
- With a nationwide COVID-19 temporary emergency standard potentially on the horizon, learn which states currently have regulations in place and what a nationwide standard could mean for employers. Read more
- OSHA is now accepting nominations for membership on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). Nominations are due by May 10. Read more
- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the working population in many ways. This NIOSH Science Blog discusses how you can examine workplace absences to measure the effect of COVID-19 on workers. Read more