U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Requests Information on Table 1 of the Silica Standard for Construction

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed on Table 1. The agency is also requesting information about other construction equipment and tasks that generate silica that it should consider adding to Table 1, along with information about their associated engineering and work practice control methods.  Read more»

Safe + Sound: New Resources for Safety and Health Programs

Safe + Sound Week Core Elements DecalWe know that while you are participating in Safe + Sound Week 2019 (August 12-18) you are also reviewing your safety and health programs.

Are you launching a new initiative? Refreshing an existing program? Updating a training?

We have put together some resources to help you improve your existing or new program. Some of the new materials include:

Share Your Experiences

As you are expanding your safety and health program, let us know what you’re doing! Please share your Safe + Sound Week activities on social media using #SafeAndSoundAtWork so that we can follow along!

Safe + Sound Week is just around the corner!

Sign Up to Participate!

From August 12-18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor will join with workers and job creators across the country for Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

Have you signed up?


Sign up to participate in Safe + Sound Week

Visit our website to learn more about how you can participate.

 

U.S. Department of Labor Redesigns OSHA’s Whistleblower Website

OSHA recently redesigned the Whistleblower Protection Program’s website. The streamlined design highlights important information for employers and employees on more than 20 statutes enforced by the agency. The new whistleblower homepage utilizes video to showcase the covered industries, which include the railroad, airline, and securities industries. The improved navigational structure allows visitors to easily access information on protected activities, filing deadlines, and resources.

Third Annual Safe + Sound Week set for Aug. 12-18

OSHA, NIOSH and a number of safety organizations – including the National Safety Council – are teaming up for the third annual Safe + Sound Week, set for Aug. 12-18.

This year’s event is designed to “celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace.” Employers of all sizes and from all industries that seek to recognize their commitment to the safety of workers, customers, the public and supply chain partners are encouraged to participate.