It may be weeks before Valley temperatures begin to climb, but farmers and farm-labor contractors are getting ready for a series of seminars aimed at protecting workers from heat illness. On Tuesday, a coalition of farming groups will begin a series of statewide training workshops. The goal is to remind agriculture employers about the dangers … Continue reading Cal-OSHA Will Attend Meetings Aimed at Preventing Fresno California Valley Workers’ Heat Illness This Summer.
OSHA and NIOSH have created two guidance documents, one for workers and one for employers, showing how the use of spirometry testing will reduce and prevent workers' exposure to respiratory hazards. This is a common pulmonary function test that measures how well a person moves air in and out of the lungs. Inhaling some types … Continue reading OSHA, NIOSH Team Up Together On New Respiratory Guidance Documents
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, filed a petition March 24 asking OSHA to enact a regulation prohibiting direct physical contact between employees and elephants in any type of business where elephants are in captivity -- zoos, circuses, etc. Submitted by Delcianna Winders, PETA's director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement, the petition asks … Continue reading PETA Petitions OSHA for Elephant Protected Contact Rule