OSHA inspectors have removed 624,070 workers from COVID-19 hazards during the coronavirus pandemic. OSHA's online newsletter provides the latest news about enforcement actions, rulemaking, outreach activities, compliance assistance, and training and educational resources.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today that it will host a webinar on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, to kick-off the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, Sept. 14-18, 2020. OSHA will conduct the webinar on Monday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. EDT. Featured speakers include:
2020 has been the most unusual and challenging year in most of our lives. At APCA our objective has been to get the association back to business as usual as quickly as possible, which is why after cancelling the 2020 convention in the Bahamas, we worked diligently to promote, plan, and execute a rescheduled convention at Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. Sadly, many of the states and cities in the U.S. have taken a very cautious approach to COVID-19 that well exceeds social distancing and wearing masks. The District of Columbia has been one of the most restrictive jurisdictions in the country, and it instituted a mandatory quarantine period for anyone traveling from 31 states (as I write this). In addition, the city government has failed to move D.C. into phase three, which would have made it legal for APCA to hold its convention in October.
The latest edition of the Pipeline Contractors Journal is in the mail but you can avoid the wait by reading it online.
Read about the EPA final rule on CWA 401 and how it is consistent with APCA policy... Safety is Science - we tell you why ... and our new Membership Directory is included. Take it with you: The APCA Journal is optimized for reading on your phone or tablet.
Thank you for participating in Safe + Sound Week! Receive recognition for your efforts by downloading a certificate and a challenge coin. You can also share your Safe + Sound Week activities on social media using #SafeAndSoundAtWork. If you’re wondering what you can do to show your commitment to safety now that Safe + Sound Week is over, check out the Safe + Sound Campaign resources page to help you continuously improve your safety and health program throughout the year.
The annual Safe + Sound Partner survey is now available.
OSHA encourages America's workplaces to commit to workplace safety and health by participating in Safe + Sound Week, August 10-16. This nationwide event recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.