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January 17, 2019
An American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) panel began work on developing standards for the safe handling of hazardous drugs. The expert panel endorsed three sets of existing guidelines and standards. However, it also identified issues it felt existing standards did not adequately address.

January 15, 2019
The physical demands of advanced manufacturing can lead to worker fatigue, which can result in worker injuries and loss in productivity. Body sensors could help detect signs of fatigue and call attention to the need for interventions, according to a study released by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

January 14, 2019
In November 2018, OSHA finalized a long-awaited rule on crane operator certification requirements, amending the standard at 29 CFR 1926.1427. Check out the infographic for an overview of employers' responsibilities for training, certification, evaluation, and more.

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January 02, 2019 (Proposed Rule) - FMCSA proposed to amend its Hazardous Materials Safety Permits regulations to incorporate by reference the updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) handbook.

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OSHA Challenge
Which requirements of the crane operator certification rule finalized in November 2018 take effect on February 7, 2019?
• Training requirements
• Certification criteria
• Evaluation and documentation requirements
• Employer duty to ensure that crane operators are able to safely operate assigned equipment
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