American Society of Safety Professionals is your source for insights on trends in the safety profession, including developments in safety management, worker safety, government and regulatory affairs and standards.
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