Our link roundup this week includes updates to OSHA’s COVID-19 prevention measures; a call for an increase in the number of OSHA inspectors; a NIOSH technical report on occupational exposure limits for engineered nanomaterials; and updated inspection guidance for the tree care industry. You’ll also learn steps to prepare for reopening offices; the importance of anonymous employee feedback; and some of the latest developments in personal protective equipment (PPE).
- OSHA has revised its national emphasis program for COVID-19 and updated its interim enforcement response plan. Read more
- Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is asking for funding to double the number occupational safety inspectors by the end of President Biden’s current term. Read more
- NIOSH is now accepting comments on its draft technical report on approaches to developing occupational exposure limits or bands for engineered nanomaterials. Read more
- A recent OSHA memorandum updates enforcement guidance for compliance safety and health officers in the tree care industry. Read more
- There are many safety factors to consider when reopening an office and bringing workers back. Learn designs and polices you can implement to keep everyone safe and healthy. Read more
- Employee feedback programs are valuable tools for creating better workplaces, but anonymity is key. Learn five reasons you should have an anonymous employee feedback program. Read more
- PPE continues to evolve to better protect worker safety and health. Here are eight ways PPE technology is helping create safer workplaces. Read more