Washington – The Chemical Safety Board has been in communication with Congress since being targeted for elimination in the Trump administration’s budget blueprint, and the agency is planning additional consultations in the future, agency Chairperson Vanessa A. Sutherland said April 13 during a CSB public meeting.
College Station, TX – Guidelines for promoting good workplace ergonomics are less effective among workers who are overweight or obese, and increased focus on these groups is needed, according to researchers from Texas A&M University and the University at Buffalo.
Park Ridge, IL – The American Society of Safety Engineers is proposing to change its name to the American Society of Safety Professionals as part of an effort to update the organization’s brand and more accurately represent its makeup.
Washington – President Donald Trump has signed a Congressional Review Act resolution to repeal OSHA’s so-called “Volks” rule, which addressed employers’ ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injury and illness data.
Washington – Funding for OSHA and NIOSH helps protect the health and safety of the nation’s workers and should not be cut. This was the message of a recent letter sent to lawmakers from more than a dozen safety organizations.
Iowa City, IA – Companies with fewer than 5,000 employees assess their workplace violence programs less often than larger companies, and apply fewer training topics and external resources, according to a report from the University of Iowa.
Atlanta – Opioids, including those obtained by prescription as well as illegal forms such as heroin, were involved in more than 33,000 overdose deaths in 2015 – more than any year on record and nearly quadruple the number of overdoses recorded in 2000, according to the latest issue of "Business Pulse" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.