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  • Thursday, August 6, 2020
    The National Safety Council (NSC) urged Governor Larry Hogan (R-Md.), chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), and Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.), vice chairman of the NGA, to develop consistent testing and tracing protocols for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. The NSC and a coalition that included state safety councils called on the governors of all 50 states to make effective testing and contact tracing protocols a top focus as state stay-at-home orders expire and workplaces reopen.
  • Monday, August 3, 2020
    Workers’ health and safety are increasingly at risk due to the impacts of climate change that include excessive heat, extreme weather, increasing air and water pollution, and infectious diseases, according to a new report issued July 28 by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
  • Friday, July 31, 2020
    On July 30, OSHA revised its internal procedures for accessing employee medical records. The final rule shifts the authority for access from the assistant secretary of occupational safety and health to the OSHA medical records officer.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses has declined from 10.9 cases per 100 full-time employees in 1972 to 2.8 cases in 2018, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted in its monthly publication, Beyond the Numbers.
  • Monday, July 27, 2020
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported 25,168 drug violations among commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers for 2020 as of June. On July 13, the FMCSA released a June monthly report for its Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
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142407Health - General NSC urges governors to lead contact tracing efforts 08/06/20
142384Safety - General NRDC: Climate change endangering work health, safety 08/03/20
142380Recordkeeping - General OSHA revises medical record access procedure 07/31/20
142379Safety - General BLS notes injury, illness declines over nearly 50 years 07/30/20
142372Alcohol & Drugs (Motor Carriers) FMCSA reports over 25,000 drug violations 07/27/20
142368Enforcement OSHA cites employers for COVID-19 respirator violation 07/23/20
142366Health - General Virginia adopts emergency COVID-19 standard 07/21/20
142362Health - General Cal/OSHA urges employers to follow COVID-19 guidance 07/20/20
142360Motor Carrier Safety NIOSH releases new motor vehicle safety plan 07/17/20
142338Toxic and Hazardous Substances OSHA issues final beryllium rule 07/14/20
142320Alcohol & Drugs (Motor Carriers) FMCSA exercising discretion in drug testing enforcement 07/10/20
142318Driving Safely NIOSH: Driver training improves fleet safety 07/09/20
142308Safety - General NIOSH reports recent research highlights 07/07/20
142301Enforcement OSHA enforcement roundup: Citations, fines continue amid COVID-19 pandemic 07/01/20
142299Health - General NIOSH compiles disinfectant safety, health hazard information 06/30/20
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