The preliminary list of OSHA's 10 most frequently cited standards during fiscal year 2019 was announced during the National Safety Council 2019 Congress & Expo. Fall Protection – General Requirements is in the top position for the ninth year in a row. One minor change was that Lockout/Tagout violations surpassed Respiratory Protection violations.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
AIHA released a redesigned website, which it states is more intuitive and will allow more users to locate the information they need. Features include the new AIHA University with education and training programs, a new public resource center and a communication center.
Firefighters have a greater risk of developing multiple types of cancer due to occupational exposures. The National Volunteer Fire Council along with the International Association of Fire Chief's Volunteer and Combination Officers Section, released a report to specify 11 actions firefighters should take to lessen their risk of occupational cancer. Free downloadable posters are available to explain each best practice.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 350,000 cases of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) were reported in 2016. One of the most common is CTS, which also has the second highest rate of opioid prescribing by injury type among workers' compensation claims. In 2001, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists established a threshold limit value for hand activity, which was lowered during a revision last year. A study shows the threshold limit would be effective in eliminating a significant number of cases. Employers are encouraged to utilize the guidelines to help prevent CTS.
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