Regulatory Roundup


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA extends COVID-19 National Emphasis Program

OSHA is extending its National Emphasis Program to protect employees from COVID-19. Through the program, enforcement efforts are focused on businesses with employees at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. Additionally, the agency is temporarily increasing its inspection goal by 5%.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

Results from CVSA brake inspections

On April 27, CVSA inspected over 9,000 commercial motor vehicles during an unannounced event, Brake Safety Day. Of the trucks and buses inspected, 14% were placed out of service for brake-related violations. The organization is planning more inspections in August for Brake Safety Awareness Month.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MSHA asks industry to be proactive on silica hazards

It’s estimated that 2.3 million employees are exposed to silica dust annually. While the agency works toward a regulation on respirable crystalline silica, MSHA leaders are asking employees and mine operators to address silica exposures proactively and utilize best practices.

Studies, resources, trends, news

Safety training trends from ASSP 2022

An Industrial Safety & Hygiene News article shares safety training trends recognized during the ASSP 2022 conference. Some of the trends discussed focus on improving learners’ success by utilizing adaptive learning, micro-learning and mobile learning.

Courtesy of Texas Mutual

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