September 27, 2019

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Flooding-road-closureThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Prepare for severe weather with new safety resource page

To help workers and the public prepare for severe weather incidents, OSHA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released new safety resources. The new severe weather page provides information about hazards, preparedness and response/recovery tips. The preparedness page provides additional guidance on evacuation planning, emergency supply kits and more.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH provides safe travel resource for small businesses

A new toolkit from NIOSH provides resources for small businesses to prepare for safe international travelling. NIOSH identified that smaller businesses lack the support from a larger HR team, so the toolkit helps to fill that need. Travel is designated into three stages: pre-travel, on-travel and post-travel, and the toolkit gives step-by-step guidance at each stage to help workers plan for international trips.

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The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) accepting applications for scholarships and professional development grants

The ASSP Foundation, which has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and professional education grants, is accepting applications through December 1, 2019 for this year’s program. College students who are enrolled in an occupational health and safety major can apply for a scholarship. Occupational safety and health professionals can apply to receive financial support for professional development programs.

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) publishes tips for flood victims

TDI encourages those affected by recent flooding to document damage and file insurance claims quickly. Visit the page to read tips for home or auto damage.