Our link roundup this week includes proposed updates to OSHA’s walking-working surfaces standard; guidance on developing workplace masking policies; a reversal from OSHA on recording adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines; and a survey on the impact of voluntary consensus standards. You’ll also find information on supporting the mental health of front-line healthcare workers; a delay in the readoption of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 emergency temporary standards; and how artificial intelligence can help improve workplace safety.
- OSHA is proposing updates to clarify handrail and stair rail system requirements for its general industry, walking-working surfaces standard. Read more
- CDC’s new guidance on masking leaves employers three options for worker masking policies. Here’s what you need to know. Read more
- OSHA is reversing its ruling requiring employers who mandate COVID-19 vaccines to record adverse reactions. Read more
- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is conducting a survey to gather information on methods or guidance materials used to measure the impact of voluntary consensus standards on safety and health. ANSI has requested responses by June 7.
- Front-line healthcare workers have faced increasing pressure and burnout during the pandemic. Here are four ways you can support them. Read more
- Cal/OSHA is delaying readoption of its COVID-19 emergency temporary standards pending further proposed revisions based on CDC mask guidance. Read more
- Artificial intelligence continues to play a major role in our lives. NIOSH examines the impact it will have on the future of work. Read more