After a delay to allow for further research, OSHA's emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 may be weeks away from publication. On April 26, OSHA submitted a draft of the standard to the Office of Management and Budget for review. This is the first step before the standard would go into effect.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
As research shows that surface transmission is not the main source of COVID-19 spread, the CDC is revising its guidance on cleaning and disinfecting. The agency says that disinfection after cleaning surfaces with soap is no longer necessary unless there's been a suspected case of COVID-19. Additionally, the agency clarified that surface transmission can be reduced by consistent mask use and basic hygiene practices.
This year's International Roadcheck will take place May 4-6. During that time period, inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers will take place across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Among other standard inspection items, this year's focus is hours of service and proper lighting.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The ISO Technical Committee 262 is conducting a survey to gather feedback on the ISO 31000 standards, reports and documents. The committee aims to use the information to improve guidelines and better match users' needs. Survey responses will be accepted through May 31, 2021.
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