Regulatory Roundup is a weekly compilation of employee wellness and safety news.
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
Bulletin provides tips for horizontal directional drilling
Underground utility workers performing horizontal directional drilling face reduced visibility and risks from electrocution, gas leaks and explosions. OSHA has published a bulletin to provide safety tips for this type of work, including performing visual inspections, reviewing plans with utility companies, analyzing with surface markings and calling 811… MORE
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Infographics share fall prevention statistics for construction industry Falls from elevation accounted for almost 40 percent of construction-related fatalities during 2016, and new infographics from NIOSH share industry statistics and tips to help prevent these accidents. Topics include small businesses, skylights and holes, falls from equipment, noise exposure, aerial lifts and ladders… MORE
Studies, resources, trends, news
Tips for FR clothing in the oil & gas industry
Fire and explosions can cause severe burn injuries for oil and gas workers. A recent article in EHS Today provides tips and guidelines for choosing the proper flame-resistant clothing. Topics include identifying hazards, considering safety regulations, employee comfort, durability and long-term value… MORE
Health and nutrition coach explains why workplace wellness works
HS Today interviewed an integrative health and nutrition coach on the benefits of workplace wellness. She explained that companies are integrating health and wellness because it's becoming more accessible. Large corporations are leading by example and insurance companies are encouraging it. Read the article to find out why workplace wellness leads to higher employee retention and lower insurance premiums… MORE
Experts provide lessons on hierarchy of controls
All safety and health professionals have a goal of identifying and mitigating exposures to occupational hazards. In a Safety+Health magazine article, four safety professionals elaborate on each level of the hierarchy of controls, explaining how to thoroughly consider each one… MORE
An increase in automation may be harming worker health
A recent study from Ball State University and Villanova University shows that worry over losing jobs to automation may affect workers' physical and mental health. A 10 percent rise in the risk of automation resulted in percentage-point decreases of 2.38 in general health and 0.8 in physical health… MORE
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