July 15, 2021 • Volume 20, Issue 16 • A twice-monthly newsletter with information about workplace safety and health.
Heat Illness Prevention
OSHA has new infographics (in English and Spanish) on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat illness and what to do to treat them.
Advisory Committee Meeting
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health will meet on August 11. Submit your comments or requests to speak by July 27.
Fall Protection Violations
A plastic recycler was fined for violating safety standards after a worker suffered fatal injuries from a fall.
Respiratory Protection Violations
A healthcare provider was cited for failing to protect workers at two facilities from coronavirus exposure.
Read about more OSHA enforcement cases.
A worker was awarded back pay and damages after being fired by a railway company for raising safety concerns.
Partnership to Protect Workers
Mascaro Barton Malow and Pittsburgh-area contractors are collaborating with OSHA to promote worker safety and health during a construction project.
Alliances Aim to Improve Worker Safety
Follow @OSHA_DOL on Twitter. For more safety and health resources and information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s social media accounts:
Does OSHA offer free help for businesses to comply with regulations?
OSHA's On-site Consultation Program offers no-cost and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the U.S., with priority given to high-hazard worksites. Employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs already in place, and qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections. Federal OSHA funds the consultation service, but state governments deliver the service to those employers with less than 250 employees at fixed sites and no more than 500 nationwide.