March 17, 2023

Federal OSHA funding request, safety procedures for toxic chemical exposure and more

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Federal budget request seeks to increase OSHA enforcement in 2024

The Biden administration is requesting a 17% funding increase for OSHA under the fiscal year 2024 budget. The proposal includes increases in federal enforcement, federal compliance assistance, safety and health standards and full-time employees, including 140 new OSHA inspectors.

Studies, resources, trends, news

Procedures for toxic chemical exposure

It’s important for employees to understand the hazards, controls and emergency procedures involved with chemicals in the workplace. An Occupational Health & Safety article shares 10 steps for responding to a toxic chemical exposure at work. The article also provides tips for preventing chemical-related emergencies.

Tips for managing workers’ compensation for remote employees

An EHS Today article shares tips for managing employees and the workers’ compensation process for those who work from home. Tips center around three considerations, including office equipment, geographic location and working hours.

Achieving a safety-first culture in construction

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the construction industry suffered the highest number of preventable fatal injuries during 2021. An Industrial Safety & Hygiene News article shares tips for implementing a safety-first culture in a construction business. The article also provides key reminders for personal protective equipment (PPE) usage in several common construction situations.

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