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Safety News You Need: National Safety Stand-Down

Apr 29, 2021

This week’s link roundup includes guidance on preventing falls in construction; an updateWorker donning a fall protection harness on OSHA’s emergency temporary COVID-19 standard; a call for improving safety and health management systems to respond to crises and emergencies; and a new standard for barrier face coverings.

  • Falls from height accounted for 401 construction worker deaths in 2019. Next week, participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to educate your workers on how to stay safe. Read more
  • OSHA’s has submitted a draft of an emergency temporary standard (ETS) related to COVID-19 to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review. After publication of the ETS, OSHA would begin working on a permanent standard that would go into effect within six months. Read more
  • A new International Labor Organization report is calling for sound and resilient safety and health management systems that would minimize risks for workers in the event of future health emergencies. Read more
  • Barrier face coverings provide workers protection against the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. A new standard establishes test methods and performance requirements to evaluate the effectiveness of these coverings. Read more



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