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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: OSHA Leadership

Apr 15, 2021

This week’s link roundup includes news on the nominee to head OSHA; an extension to theClose up of the U.S. Capitol Building 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

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