Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hazard Communication/GHS training deadline approaching.

The deadline for Hazard Communication/GHS training is quickly approaching (December 1, 2013).  We are offering the last two OSHA Harwood Grant funded sessions on September 5 and October 11, 2013. Myles O’Malley will be instructing both sessions.

Register here for our "Nature of Chemical Hazards and Implications of GHS Applied to Industry" course. 

US Constitution & Amendments course offered

US Constitution Day will be commemorated on September 17, 2013 with 4-hr workshop “US Constitution & Amendments” in Piscataway, New Jersey.  This workshop is an excellent opportunity for OSHA Outreach Trainers to pick up pointers on how to more effectively deliver the “Introduction to OSHA” presentation. The facilitator for this workshop will be Michael Presutti.

Click here for registration.

Outreach campaign aims to protect health care workers from hazards causing musculoskeletal disorders

OSHA has launched a campaign to raise awareness about musculoskeletal hazards facing health care workers, providing information to 2,500 employers, unions and associations in Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. These hazards include sprains, strains, soft tissue and back injuries among health care workers responsible for patient care. The campaign will provide information about hazard control methods, such as a zero-lift program to minimize direct patient lifting. Learn more about the campaign in the press release.

White House releases executive order on improving chemical facility safety and security

August 1, 2013, the President signed an Executive Order to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to workers and communities. Incidents such as the devastating explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas in April are tragic reminders that the handling and storage of chemicals present serious risks that must be addressed. The Executive Order directs Federal agencies to work with stakeholders to improve chemical safety and security through agency programs, private sector initiatives, Federal guidance, standards, and regulations. Read the executive order.