Atlanta, GA – All employers should make their workplaces tobacco-free and offer tobacco-cessation programs, NIOSH states in a bulletin released April 2.
In Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury Through Workplace Tobacco Policies, NIOSH recommends that workplaces, at a minimum, should be smoke-free in all indoor areas, areas immediately outside the building entrances and air intakes...
Washington – OSHA has extended to Oct. 9 the comment period on its request for effective and efficient approaches to address hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace.
Last year, OSHA issued a Request for Information on chemical management and permissible exposure limits. The original deadline for comment was April 8.
Many OSHA PELs are decades out of date and are no longer considered...
Washington – OSHA has issued a proposed rule that would update personal protective equipment requirements to incorporate the latest American National Standards Institute's eye and face protection standard.
The notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the March 13 Federal Register, would revise OSHA's eye and face protection standards for general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring,...
In a strategic alliance, the Office of Environmental Health & Safety will hire Chemistry Department graduate students to verify the campus chemical inventory in 2015. The project will allow the graduate students to earn difficult-to-secure income while still having time to continue their graduate research. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety benefits from the chemical handling...
The 2014 Annual Report for the Office of Environmental Health & Safety has been published, and is available on the OEHS website. The compliance matrix for major program areas and regulatory drivers can also be found on the same page.