This week’s link roundup includes news on the nominee to head OSHA; an extension to the comment period for OSHA’s hazard communication standard; updated CDC guidance on improving ventilation to prevent the spread of COVID-19; and tips for preventing struck-by incidents in construction.
- President Joe Biden has nominated Doug Parker to head OSHA. Learn more about Parker’s experience and what his leadership could mean for employers. Read more
- OSHA has extended the comment period for on its proposal to update its hazard communication standard. The updated rule is expected to increase worker protections and reduce incidents of chemical-related injuries and illnesses. Read more
- Good indoor air quality is a key defense against the spread of COVID-19. CDC has updated its ventilation guidance to provide simplied language and answer frequently asked questions. Read more
- Struck-by incidents accounted for more than 500 workplace fatalities in 2019. As you prepare for the upcoming National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents, use these tips to keep workers safe in lift zones. Read more