Secretary Marty Walsh and Vice President Kamala Harris announced a new enforcement program to protect workers from heat illness and injuries. OSHA states the National Emphasis Program will improve enforcement and compliance efforts while a regulation continues to be developed. The agency plans to inspect businesses in over 70 high-risk industries during heat warnings.
To honor Workers' Memorial Day on April 28, United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities is hosting a free conference on workplace safety. Topics include fire safety, aerial lifts, lead, OSHA inspections, COVID-19 and trench collapse prevention.
An Industrial Safety & Hygiene News article examines the issue of workplace violence. The article references resources from The Phylmar Academy, lists workplace violence risk factors and focuses on the issue of underreporting.
A study from Boston University's School of Public Health and Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health identified higher concentrations of toxic metals in the homes of construction workers. Researchers stated the data emphasizes the need for proactive and preventative measures in the workplace.
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