After more than 20 years in the development process, the Confined Spaces in Construction Standard has finally been released by OSHA. Companies now have less than 90 days to comply with the Standard’s effective date of August 3, as there is no phase-in period for the provisions.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. “This rule will provide construction workers with protections already afforded to workers in manufacturing and general industry, with some differences tailored to the construction industry,” said OSHA chief David Michaels, who predicted that it will prevent 800 serious injuries and save five lives a year.
Silicon Valley gas-detection manufacturer recognized for its leading market growth and product innovation
March 28, 2013
RAE Systems, Inc., a leading provider of toxic-gas and radiation monitoring solutions, today announced it has received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Global Leadership Award for gas detection, based on the global research organization’s independent market research.
The Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor, a new online tool from OSHA, analyzes biological monitoring results provided by the user. These data, along with a series of answers to questions generated by the cadmium advisor, are used to determine the biological monitoring and medical surveillance requirements that must be met under the general industry cadmium standard (29 CFR 1910.1027).
While few were aware of it, sports fans in Detroit attending the 2005 Super Bowl XL, or the Major League Baseball All-Star game that same year, or the two 2012 World Series’ games held at Comerica Park in October had an added layer of protection to thwart anyone from concealing dangerous industrial chemicals or deploying the likes of a “dirty bomb.”
To help ensure that emergency workers are protected from the safety and health risks inherent in their work, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed an Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance system.