Washington — In an effort to help health care facilities maintain their supplies of personal protective equipment, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a reference table that summarizes strategies employers can adopt to “optimize” PPE.
Silver Spring, MD — Three new resources from CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training are intended to help prevent silica exposure among construction and surface mining workers who operate mobile equipment in enclosed cabs.
Lansing, MI — Michigan OSHA, along with the state’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, has published a 25-page guidance document intended to help employers safely return workers to office settings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled a virtual trucking safety summit to solicit information on improving the safe operation of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles on the nation’s roads.
Greenbelt, MD — Commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will conduct both announced and unannounced brake system inspections Aug. 23-29 during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week.
Washington — OSHA has unveiled a public service announcement and billboard campaign it says is intended to remind workers of the agency’s commitment to protect their safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Richmond, VA — Virginia became the first state to approve an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19, after the Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Codes Board voted July 15 to approve the new rules.
Washington — A group of 10 Republican members of the House is urging GOP leaders to develop legislation directing OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard on infectious diseases to “safeguard” workers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.