When There is no Fix?

When There is no Fix? One of the favourite words of the safety sector is ‘controls’. Hazards and controls, that’s the scope of safety. However, the …When There is no Fix?

“Tree Care Industry Safety Raises OSHA Concerns”

By Bruce Rolfsen An OSHA rule covering the tree care and trimming industry may have to cover a wide expanse of hazards—from falling tree branches to insect bites to broken aerial lifts to pesticides—agency officials were told July 13 during a meeting with industry representatives. The stakeholders meeting was the latest step in the Occupational … Continue reading “Tree Care Industry Safety Raises OSHA Concerns”

Which Mask Works Best? We Filmed People Coughing And Sneezing To Find Out #FaceMasks #COVID19 #FaceMaskEffectiveness #UNSW

"A high-speed camera captures how different types of face masks work." Which mask works best? To visualize droplets and aerosols, the University of New South Wales researchers used an LED lighting system & a high-speed camera, filming people coughing and sneezing in different scenarios — using no mask, 2 different types of cloth masks, and … Continue reading Which Mask Works Best? We Filmed People Coughing And Sneezing To Find Out #FaceMasks #COVID19 #FaceMaskEffectiveness #UNSW

Many Social Media Videos Present Flawed Testing on Wearing Face Masks & Oxygen Levels – #FaceMask #Covid19 #FactCheck #FalseClaims

A screenshot of the video is posted above and here is the YouTube Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdrEjCeZqlA This video and many others like it are popping up on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites and are very misleading to the public and those of us wearing face masks during this pandemic. The article below addressed … Continue reading Many Social Media Videos Present Flawed Testing on Wearing Face Masks & Oxygen Levels – #FaceMask #Covid19 #FactCheck #FalseClaims

“Get The NIOSH and OSHA Heat Safety App for Indoor & Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety #HeatStress

An updated app for smartphones and other mobile devices can help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The free app was redesigned by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app, … Continue reading “Get The NIOSH and OSHA Heat Safety App for Indoor & Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety #HeatStress

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards – #OSHA #SilicaExposure

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime, and construction. The new directive provides OSHA compliance safety and health officers with guidance on how to enforce the silica … Continue reading U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards – #OSHA #SilicaExposure

MNA and NNU Renew Call for Halt of COVID-19 Mask Decontamination Processes After UMass Scientist Questions Safety of Re-Used Masks Due to Lack of Rigorous Testing – #NNU #Nurses #COVID19 #PPEDecontamination

National Nurses United PPE Decontamination Statements and Materials Beginning in March 2020, many hospitals and other healthcare employers have turned to decontaminating single-use N95 respirators to be reused multiple times, given reports of PPE shortages. Several states have now begun reopening but have not taken substantial action to increase PPE production. Instead, states and employers … Continue reading MNA and NNU Renew Call for Halt of COVID-19 Mask Decontamination Processes After UMass Scientist Questions Safety of Re-Used Masks Due to Lack of Rigorous Testing – #NNU #Nurses #COVID19 #PPEDecontamination

Virginia poised to create first pandemic workplace safety mandates in nation, as Trump labor agency sits on sidelines – #Safety #COVID19 #OSHA

A Tyson Foods Inc., poultry processing plant is seen on the Eastern Shore in Temperanceville, Va. (Steve Helber/AP) The governor’s office said the rules were prompted in large part by the lack of enforcement by the federal agency tasked with upholding workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. By Eli Rosenberg  June 24, 2020 … Continue reading Virginia poised to create first pandemic workplace safety mandates in nation, as Trump labor agency sits on sidelines – #Safety #COVID19 #OSHA

Face Mask Exemption Cards – Don’t Fall For Them – #COVID-19 #FaceMasks #PPE

By Pam Sheirer Wilkinson I've now seen a couple of versions of these cards floating around. As someone with both OSHA and ADA experience, I am telling you these cards are bogus and the resources the Freedom to Breath Agency (FTBA) website listed on one of the cards includes information from OSHA that while correct, … Continue reading Face Mask Exemption Cards – Don’t Fall For Them – #COVID-19 #FaceMasks #PPE

With Pressure Mounting on MSHA for COVID-19 Standard, Agency Issues Guidance with CDC – #MSHA #COVID-19

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force MSHA is facing political and now legal pressure to take additional action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most part, and most certainly when compared to its sister agency OSHA, MSHA has taken a wait and see approach to responding to COVID-19 in the workplace, offering limited … Continue reading With Pressure Mounting on MSHA for COVID-19 Standard, Agency Issues Guidance with CDC – #MSHA #COVID-19