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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.

 

Safety News You Need: Inspections and Protections

Jul 08, 2021

This week’s link roundup includes OSHA’s inspection guidelines for its COVID-19Engineer inspecting a job site emergency temporary healthcare standard; a NIOSH campaign to improve PPE access for at-risk workers; a ruling from the FDA on respirators and decontamination systems; and news on the changing role of technology in the workplace. You’ll also learn about Oregon emergency rules for protecting workers in the heat; the challenges of a hybrid work model; and a study on the view of mental health in the workplace.

  • OSHA has issued inspection guidelines under its emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 prevention in healthcare facilities. Read more
  • NIOSH is seeking information on underserved PPE users, defined as those who experience limited availability, acceptability or knowledge of PPE. Read more
  • The FDA has revoked emergency use authorization for certain respirators and decontamination systems. Read more
  • As more and more workers return to the job site, technology continues to offer ways to help them stay safe and healthy. Read more
  • Oregon OSHA has enacted emergency rules to protect workers from extreme heat. Read more
  • More than half of American workers prefer a hybrid work model. These four steps can help meet the needs of people operating in any environment. Read more
  • A recent study found that 70% of U.S. employers feel mental health is a significant workplace issue. Read more

 

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