Latest News for: Occupational safety


Are traditional buildings in Mongar town safe?

Kuensel 18 Sep 2021
This is because the dzongkhag engineering and human settlement (DEHS) sector did not issue occupancy certificate, a mandatory document for the land record section for property transaction. The DEHS did not issue the occupancy certificate stating the building was ‘not fit’ for occupation ... “I have put in place safety measures like fire extinguishers.

Work-related accidents, illnesses kill nearly 2 M each year: UN

Manila Bulletin 18 Sep 2021
Long working hours “are the single deadliest occupational risk factor” World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference in a video statement ... Occupational injuries were responsible for 18 percent of all work-related deaths, and were estimated to have killed 360,000 people in 2016.

Health, Safety, Social & Environmental (HSSE) Specialist

Reliefweb 18 Sep 2021
Develop visual material for on site briefings with contractors on occupational health & safety, including any sanitization measures relating to COVID-19 based on WHO guidelines ... Initiate, organize & deliver Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) training & learning initiatives for the project personnel, contractors & partners.

Probe continues into highway worker's death

Finger Lakes Times 18 Sep 2021
... the work zone set up and whether the appropriate safety measures were taken to protect the zone and the workers within it,” he said ... The sheriff’s office is being assisted by the county district attorney’s office, state DOT, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Biden's workplace vaccine mandate seems controversial now, but Americans will come around in the end

Democratic Underground 18 Sep 2021
By Karla L. Miller ... Biden’s plan gives teeth to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which has been under fire for failing to issue and enforce coronavirus-specific safety rules to protect workers during the pandemic — especially front-line employees in health care, food supply, meatpacking, warehousing, and other essential services ... .

Biden's COVID order was neither sweeping nor a mandate

The Galveston Daily News 18 Sep 2021
It’s a public health and safety issue and government’s responsibility and authority in that context is well established. The federal government has vast power to impose workplace safety rules. It has had that power since 1970 when President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law.

Fayetteville only major city in Northwest Arkansas considering testing requirement

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 18 Sep 2021
City Attorney Kit Williams said it likely does not, because Arkansas is under federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration jurisdiction that covers only private sector employment ... Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is developing a rule ...

Maury County's largest employers prepare for new COVID-19 regulations

The Columbia Daily Herald 18 Sep 2021
The new "emergency temporary standard" to be enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to require businesses with 100 or more employees to have all staff vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing for the virus ... Department of Labor and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration," Federman said.

Nearly 2 million die annually from work-related causes: U.N. study

Kyodo 18 Sep 2021
"Our report is a wake-up call to countries and businesses to improve and protect the health and safety of workers.". The study, which considered 19 occupational risk factors, including exposure to air pollution and various hazardous materials, found that long working hours are ...

Vaccines: protecting our economy and health

The Keene Sentinel 18 Sep 2021
During the last 18 months, Americans have confronted the global pandemic and corresponding economic crisis with ingenuity and innovation ... In 1970, a Republican president created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to set and enforce workplace health and safety standards for protection against workplace injury ... Senate. .

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

Summit Daily 18 Sep 2021
2 ... “Our intention is to protect the safety and well-being of our employees and guests and to keep our business open, viable and sustainable,” Henceroth said ... The president’s administration has said they will enforce Biden’s executive order via a rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — a regulatory agency within the U.S.

Lower Township police arrest 2 after husband allegedly takes children, flees up parkway

Atlantic City 18 Sep 2021
Press staff reports ... CNN's Athena Jones reports ... Officers began searching the area and found the vehicle within minutes on Seashore Road ... A pursuit was initiated on Breakwater Road and ended on the Garden State Parkway, due to the manner in which the vehicle was being driven and out of concern for the safety of the occupants and other drivers ... +5 ... .

John Hood: Biden’s vaccine mandate goes too far

Reflector 18 Sep 2021
To justify his sudden change of heart, Biden is arguing that the federal statutes establishing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are broad enough to allow an order that companies with more than 100 employees must fire workers who neither get vaccinated nor agree to weekly testing.

Texas Hospital Faces Closure Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Principia Scientific 18 Sep 2021
It’s huge in our rural community as all the other rural communities ... Other than mandates for healthcare workers, Biden also announced he would direct the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to enforce a rule against companies with 100 or more workers that employees either get the vaccine or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing ... 10.

Are President Biden’s vaccine mandates wise - and legal? Editorial Board Roundtable

Cleveland 18 Sep 2021
Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to draft an emergency rule for large employers (100 or more employees) to require vaccination or weekly testing as a workplace safety measure ... workplace safety rules don’t always survive challenges in the courts.