New Safety Resources Available from OSHA
OSHA recently issued several new publications providing solutions to hazards in specific occupations and industries:
- Two Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletins explain the shared responsibility of staffing agencies and host employers to ensure temporary workers are provided with hearing and respiratory protection, when required.
- Two shipyard employment fact sheets detail the safe use of portable and hand‑held power tools, and the proper assessment, selection, and use of personal protective equipment.
- An indoor firing range fact sheet and QuickCard provide information on protecting workers from lead hazards.
Safety Information on Workplace Chemicals
OSHA’s new Occupational Chemical Database compiles information from several government agencies and organizations into one online resource.
The webpage includes chemical identification and physical properties, permissible exposure limits, and sampling information.
Chemicals can be searched by name or identification number, or grouped by PEL, carcinogenic level, or whether they pose an immediate threat when inhaled.
Safe + Sound Week: Tools for Success
For organizations participating in Safe + Sound Week August 13–19, there are many free resources to help plan activities and promote events.
The Safe + Sound Week website offers a variety of activities, each focused on one of the three core elements of a successful safety and health program: management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing hazards.
Employers can also use these customizable tools to promote their safety events.
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