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February 14, 2014
Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—February 2, 2014, to February 7, 2014

Last week, the Safety Daily Advisor took a look at OSHA’s new chemical safety tools; discussed requirements and resources for fall prevention; and gave some wellness tips for weight loss to share with employees.

OSHA’s new chemical safety tools: A closer lookRecently, OSHA announced two new tools designed to help employers protect their workers from exposure to hazardous chemicals.

What you should know about OSHA’s annotated PEL tablesIn Monday’s Advisor, we focused on OSHA’s safer chemicals toolkit. In this Advisor, we turn to its annotated PEL tables. OSHA recognizes that many of its permisible exposure limits (PELs) are oudated and inadequate for ensuring protection of worker health. Most of OSHA’s PELs were issued shortly after adoption of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970, and have not been updated since that time.

Fall protection: What OSHA requiresFalls are a leading cause of workplace injury and death. Fall protection also routinely makes OSHA’s top 10 violations list every year.

The book on ladder safety: OSHA issues new eBookAs part of its Fall Prevention Campaign, OSHA has ventured into a new area: eBook publishing. What, you might ask, do eBooks that can be read on computers and other electronic devices have to do with fall prevention?

Shhh! Do your workers need wellness training on weight loss?Take a look around your workplace. Notice anything different? Do some of your employees seem a bit, um, bigger? Wellness training that helps workers deal with weight problems will improve their health—and your organization’s productivity.

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