Category Archives: Safety

FAA announces new rule implementing drone safety technology

FAA announces new rule implementing drone safety technology

Source: EHS Today  / by Stefanie Valentic The Remote ID requirement is the next step in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) goal for safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones.“As a pilot, my eye is always on safety first,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson in a statement. “Safety […]

What to expect from OSHA in 2020

What to expect from OSHA in 2020

Proposed rulemakings and initiatives stand out on the agency’s agenda Source: EHS Today by David Sparkman Don’t expect OSHA to slow down as it enters the fifth decade of its existence, following a year of heightened activity in support of its workplace safety mission. An agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), OSHA spent […]

Baby, it’s cold outside: Will that make OSHA chill out in response to ongoing pressures for heat standards?

Baby, it’s cold outside: Will that make OSHA chill out in response to ongoing pressures for heat standards?

by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Fisher Phillips  As parts of the United States are dealing with massive winter snowstorms, many are longing for the return of the warmth of summer. However, employers should be cautious in making such wishes as summer can bring blistering heat that creates hazards for workers working both outside and […]

OSHA okays new respiratory fit testing protocols

OSHA okays new respiratory fit testing protocols

Source: EHS Today / David Sparkman On Sept. 25, OSHA issued a final rule approving two additional quantitative fit testing protocols for inclusion in its Respiratory Protection Standard. Effective on Sept. 26, the day after they were issued, these new protocols represent an addition to Appendix A of the Respiratory Protection Standard. They are: • […]

MSHA seeking more information on silica black lung

MSHA seeking more information on silica black lung

Source: EHS Today / David Sparkman MSHA issued a Request for Information (RFI) and scheduled a public meeting on the issue for Oct. 17 in Washington, D.C., seeking to gather “information and data on feasible best practices” to protect miners from quartz crystals in respirable dust generated during the process of mining coal, including potential […]