Regulatory Roundup


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA provides update on activities

During a webinar, an OSHA official provided several updates on the agency’s activities. According to the information provided, employers can expect forthcoming programmed inspections on heat-related illnesses, updates to the lockout/tagout standard and an update to the walking-working surfaces standard.

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)

DWC plans to update claims data collection rules and forms (PDF)

DWC is proposing amendments to claims electronic data interchange rules to update its data collection methods. The organization is also releasing several new and updated forms and notices. The proposed rule will be published on December 24 and comments will be accepted until January 24, 2022.

Studies, resources, trends, news

Checklist pinpoints safety leadership requirements

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) published a checklist that identifies key attributes needed for those in safety leadership positions.

Tips for heavy equipment operations

About 20% of employee deaths occur on construction sites. An Industrial Safety & Hygiene News article explores five ways that site managers can enhance safety conditions using monitoring technology and process changes.

An update on return-to-office plans

With COVID-19 cases on the rise once again, many employers are revisiting their return-to-office plans. An EHS Today article discusses relevant employer concerns such as case rates, medical advice and legislation. The article also shares what some major companies have done in regards to returning employees to the office.

Courtesy of Texas Mutual

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