May 3, 2021 • Volume 20, Issue 10 • A twice-monthly newsletter with information about workplace safety and health.
Honoring America’s Fallen Workers
OSHA commemorated Workers Memorial Day with a virtual program and new webpage that pays tribute to workers who lost their lives on the job.
Fall Safety Stand-Down
Resources for this week’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls include a Spanish-language webinar and public service announcement.
OSHA extended the comment period for the proposed rule to update its hazard communication standard until May 19.
On May 19, OSHA will hold a public meeting to get input on the agency’s Whistleblower Protection Program.
An excavation company signed a settlement agreement to increase worker training on trenching hazards.
Multiple Safety Violations
OSHA cited a spice importer for exposing workers to amputation, struck-by, and crushed-by hazards.
General Duty Clause Violations
A warehouse faces penalties for failing to protect workers from the coronavirus after one worker died and 22 became sick.
Fall Protection Violations
A water technology facility was cited after a worker was injured in a water test pit.
Read about more OSHA enforcement cases.
The On-Site Consultation Program helped the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles implement measures to reduce workers risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
New OSHA Safety Partnerships
Alliances Aim to Improve Worker Safety
Do I need to pre-register for this week’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction?
No. There is no cost to participate and you do not have to register. Simply hold a Stand-Down with your employees this week, go online to tell us about the event and download a certificate of participation from OSHA.