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  • Monday, February 24, 2020
    Employers could do more with existing technologies to reduce worker fatalities, according to a report released by the National Safety Council (NSC). “Safety Technology 2020: Mapping Technology Solutions for Reducing Serious Injuries and Fatalities in the Workplace” looks at the hazardous workplace situations that most often lead to fatalities, contributing risk factors, and the environment, health, and safety technologies that professionals see as potentially effective.
  • Friday, February 21, 2020
    The Department of Transportation (DOT) does not require employers to test employees in safety-sensitive positions for cannabidiol (CBD) use, the DOT’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) announced February 18. However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and other DOT agencies still require employers to test employees for marijuana use.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    Older workers were more likely to be fatally injured on the job when compared with workers overall, the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found in a recent analysis.
  • Monday, February 17, 2020
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Georgia farm for forklift, General Duty Clause, hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER), and walking-working surface violations following an employee fatality.
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  • Friday, February 14, 2020
    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed a research agenda into healthy work design and worker well-being. The institute recently released a final version of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) for Healthy Work Design and Well-Being. A draft version was released March 2019.
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141875Safety - General NSC releases first “Work to Zero” report 02/24/20
141873Alcohol & Drugs (Motor Carriers) ODAPC: DOT not testing for CBD 02/21/20
141861Safety - General BLS: Fatalities likely among older workers 02/19/20
141857Enforcement OSHA seeks $128,004 penalty from farm 02/17/20
141850Safety - General NIOSH researching healthy work design 02/14/20
141837Silica (General Industry) OSHA revises silica emphasis program 02/10/20
141830Safety - General Surgeon General touts worker well-being 02/06/20
141825Health - General Cal/OSHA issues coronavirus guidance 02/05/20
141817Commercial Driver Safety FMCSA delays driver training rule 02/04/20
141808Health - General Coronavirus: Should employers be concerned? 01/31/20
141802Temporary Workers NIOSH: Higher injury rate for temporary workers 01/29/20
141800Enforcement OSHA seeks over $1 million in fall hazard penalties 01/28/20
141730Air Contaminants NIOSH releases construction IEQ recommendations 01/24/20
141720Enforcement OSHA seeks $132,600 penalty from refinery 01/21/20
141719Motor Carrier Safety FMCSA plans to update large truck crash study 01/20/20
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