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March-April 2018 ComplianceSigns Connection Workplace Safety Newsletter

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Top Safety News for March-April 2018
• National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 7-11
• Free Resources for Distracted Driving Month
• New Safety Reg for California Hotel Housekeepers
• Your Safety Plan Should Address Workplace Violence
• What's New at ComplianceSigns: Safety Training, Worksite Safety, more

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March-April 2018 ComplianceSigns Connection Workplace Safety Newsletter

  1. 1. Visit: ComplianceSigns.com | Connection Blog | Subscription Page | View in Your Browser Top Safety News for Dave, March-April 2018 • National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 7-11 • Free Resources for Distracted Driving Month • New Safety Reg for California Hotel Housekeepers • Your Safety Plan Should Address Workplace Violence • What's New at ComplianceSigns: Safety Training, Worksite Safety, more National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 7-11 Falls from elevation caused 370 of the 991 U.S. construction fatalities in 2016. To help reduce construction falls, employers and workers are invited to participate in the fifth annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction, to be held May 7-11. The week-long outreach event encourages employers and workers to pause during the work day to talk about fall hazards and prevention. Get details and free resources here. Free Resources for Distracted Driving Month The National Safety Council and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) invite employers to participate in Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. Both groups are offering free employer resources, including posters, fact sheets, infographics, social media posts and more. Sharing this key information with your employers will help protect your workforce - and your business. Read more here. What's New at ComplianceSigns.com We've added more than 500 new signs and labels for worksite safety, safety training and HUD no smoking notices in recent weeks. Topics include loading notices, safety slogans, pedestrian warnings, pit operation notices and many more. We've also updated our Compliance Resource Bulletins that summarize sign design rules and provide helpful resources on topics including ADA Braille, Arc Flash, DOT, NFPA 70E, Aircraft Hazmat and many others. See our most recent sign additions here. California Adopts New Injury Protection Regulation for Hotel Housekeepers Page 1 of 4Top Workplace Safety News for April 4/23/2018mhtml:file://C:UsersUser.I1002AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCacheContent....
  2. 2. California has adopted a new safety regulation to prevent and reduce work-related injuries to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry. This is the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers. The new standard, which will be enforced by Cal/OSHA, will become effective July 1, 2018. Learn more. Plan Ahead to Prevent Workplace Violence Some 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year. It can strike anywhere, although some workers and occupations are at increased risk. In recent years, OSHA has advised companies to include steps for dealing with violence in their safety plans, and can issue citations under the General Duty Clause. Learn more here. Make Your Life Easier with a SignHub Account Whether you order signs every week, every month or just on occasion, a SignHub account at ComplianceSigns.com can make your job easier. Your SignHub account helps you with: • Order History - Track shipping status on current orders, view old orders or buy items again • Custom Signs - Easily access custom signs you've created and saved • Saved Wishlist - Store a list of favorite items for quick access • Your Account - Update your account information for fast checkout It's safe, secure - and free! Learn more or create your account here. April Workplace Safety News & Notes Here's a collection of safety news from around the web: OSHA To Begin Beryllium Enforcement in May OSHA has announced that it will start enforcement of the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in general, construction and shipyard industries on May 11, 2018. OSHA will also begin enforcing the new, lower 8-hour permissible exposure limit (PEL) and short-term (15-minute) exposure limit (STEL) for construction and shipyard industries. Learn more. NIOSH Releases New Nanotechnology Workplace Design Recommendations Workers in industries that use or make nanomaterials may inhale nanoparticles on a daily basis, posing a potential respiratory hazard. NIOSH has developed four new documents with helpful recommendations on minimizing exposures during common processes and tasks. They provide tips on the design, use and maintenance of exposure controls for nanomaterial production, post processing and use. Learn more. New WHMIS Resources for Employers, Distributors The WHMIS 2015 deadline is getting closer. To help with your WHMIS 2015 transition, Health Canada has developed two new fact sheets for employers and distributors. The printable fact sheets share key points to know and good practices to consider in preparing for the transition to WHMIS, including key deadlines for new labeling. See WHMIS resource sheets here. OSHA Launches Regional Construction Safety Campaign Regional OSHA Offices have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the four leading safety hazards in the construction industry. The “Focus Four Hazards” campaign will serve employers and employees in Delaware, the Page 2 of 4Top Workplace Safety News for April 4/23/2018mhtml:file://C:UsersUser.I1002AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCacheContent....
  3. 3. District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. From March through June, the campaign will educate employers to recognize, evaluate and control electrical, struck-by, fall, and caught-in/between hazards. Each month, OSHA representatives will participate in “toolbox talk” discussions focused on one of the four hazards. Visit the OSHA Construction page. New ISO Worker Safety Standard Available ISO has developed a new standard, ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements, that provides a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions around the world. It takes into account other international standards in this area such as OHSA 18001 and the International Labour Organization's ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards and the ILO's international labour standards and conventions. Get details here. Upcoming Safety Webinars Presented by OH&S • April 19- Holistic Risk Management for Better Risk Assessment • April 25 - Disaster Preparedness: Murphy's Law and Lessons Learned • May 3 - Understanding NFPA 2112 and ASTM F1506 and Why FR PPE Certification Matters • May 10 - The New ISEA 121 Dropped Objects Standard Explained • On Demand - Confined Space Rescue - Knowing You're Ready • Learn more or sign up. Safety Tip: Construction Fall Prevention Safety Tips March was ladder Safety Month and the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is coming in May. What better time to review tips from OSHA that can help prevent falls from roofs, ladders and scaffolds on your jobsites? Check these fall prevention safety tips. Top Safety Articles Last Month These were the most popular items in last month's Connection: • Ladder Safety Month resources • Workplace foot injuries: Causes, costs and prevention • Top OSHA fines to date in 2018 • New ComplianceSigns products • Are music headphones a workplace hazard? ComplianceSigns CONNECTION Dave Anderson, Editor Edit your subscription profile. Unsubscribe. To help ensure delivery, please add Connection@ComplianceSigns.com to your email address book. Copyright © 2018 ComplianceSigns.com, All rights reserved. We send this monthly newsletter to friends and customers who subscribed at our website or opted in while completing their order. Page 3 of 4Top Workplace Safety News for April 4/23/2018mhtml:file://C:UsersUser.I1002AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCacheContent....
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