OSHA issued a proposed rule to initiate the revocation process of Arizona's State Plan for regulating employee's safety and health. The agency cites a pattern of failures to adopt and enforce standards that are at least as effective as those enforced by federal OSHA. The revocation process could last months.
In a recent article for the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), a safety sciences professor discusses the benefits of employee engagement. He points out the key differences between participation and engagement and provides implementation tips.
An Industrial Safety & Hygiene News article shares tips for designing safe and efficient loading docks. The article includes guidance for considering size, dock ratings, weather, security and more. Tips are also provided for enhancing safety through technology, equipment and training.
According to OSHA, about 2.3 million employees are exposed to silica dust each year. Spanish-speaking employees can now receive free silica hazard training through an online course developed by Oregon OSHA. The course features personal stories, instructional videos and links to other resources.
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