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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA withdraws vaccine-or-test standard

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to reinstate the stay, OSHA has withdrawn the COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS). The agency now plans to prioritize a permanent standard for the health care industry.

Fall prevention stand-down set for May 2-6

The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction has been scheduled for May 2-6. The annual event, hosted by OSHA and other safety organizations, aims to raise awareness of fall hazards in the construction industry.

OSHA seeks employee representative for construction committee

OSHA is currently seeking an employee representative to serve on its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The committee advises the agency on upcoming standards and provisions within the Construction Safety Act of 1969. Nominations for the representative role are due by February 22.

Studies, resources, trends, news

Tips for handling winter weather hazards

Farmers, sanitation workers, emergency first responders and other outdoor workers are all susceptible to winter weather hazards. The most common hazards include chilblains, frostbite, hypothermia and trench foot. An EHS Daily Advisor shares tips for avoiding, identifying and treating common cold weather hazards.

Courtesy of Texas Mutual

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