Cal/OSHA with 4 Reminders - Protect Outdoor Workers From Deadly Heat This Summer

Cal/OSHA with 4 Reminders - Protect Outdoor Workers From Deadly Heat This Summer

Heat exposure is a safety concern taken seriously by Cal/OSHA. High heat inspections at outdoor work sites are conducted to ensure workplace environments are in compliance with California’s heat illness prevention regulation and other workplace safety and health requirements.

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EPA's PFAS Action Plan Receives Mixed Responses

EPA's PFAS Action Plan Receives Mixed Responses

The EPA’s recently announced PFAS Action Plan is receiving mixed responses. Some groups criticize the agency for what they see as an overly cautious and delayed response to an ecological and public health crisis, while others praise the agency for its approaching of focusing on further research before jumping to enforcement.

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OSHA Lightens Injury & Illness Reporting Requirements

OSHA Lightens Injury & Illness Reporting Requirements

OSHA issued a final rule on 25 January allowing employers of large facilities to avoid reporting injury & illness logs and incident reports. OSHA states the rule was made to protect workers’ privacy and save money, but critics maintain that the resulting lack of publicly available injury & illness data will hinder efforts to improve occupational health & safety.

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