The U.S. Department of Labor has put together a free app available for both iPhone and Android devices to get the heat index for a location and applicable protective measures.
The EIA is in the process of amending its Conflict of Interest Code. The 45-day comment period is now underway.
Beginning July 1, 2016 anyone who intends to apply a pesticide at a public school or child care center must first complete a Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) approved training course.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) recently published a brochure for employers entitled, What Employers Need to Know about Monitoring Collection Sites. It provides guidance and best practice basics for reviewing your collection sites to ensure they meet the DOT requirements.
The three-year transition period for the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals ends June 1, 2016.
Duty vests redistribute the weight of gear from the duty belt of officers, and over time have been shown to reduce back and hip injuries. Making the switch to bulletproof duty vests can be costly but the Department of Justice (DOJ) has a grant program that can help.
EIA members with public safety officer departments should make sure that reasonable advance notice regarding the nature of allegations against an officer is being provided. Complying with this requirement will help ensure that disciplinary action against an officer does not get overturned because the entity has violated the procedural requirements of the POBRA.
Critical incidents cause us to pause and reflect. They also push us to analyze what we do, and how and why we do it. This is a time, based on the analysis, to learn and plan for the future.
Frequently those involved in the field of Health and Safety find themselves struggling to find information on a given issue or subject. One place to look for training/information is on the CDC TRAIN site.
As our nation struggles to understand the issues surrounding violence in the workplace and schools and its association with increasing threats of terrorism, we all hope to find solutions that will provide us with increased security.
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