OSHA Heat Stress Standard: May 2022 Safety & Hygiene Corner

Q: Does OSHA currently have a heat stress standard?

A: Not at this time, but they will use the General Duty Clause to issue citations.

On October 27, 2021, OSHA published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings in the Federal Register. With this publication, OSHA is beginning the rulemaking process to consider a heat-specific workplace standard. A standard specific to heat-related injury and illness prevention would more clearly set forth employer obligations and the measures necessary to more effectively protect employees from hazardous heat. The ultimate goal is to prevent and reduce the number of occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities caused by exposure to hazardous heat.

The publication of the ANPRM initiated a public comment period allowing OSHA to gather information, diverse perspectives and technical expertise on issues that might be considered in developing a heat standard. These issues include the scope of a standard, heat stress thresholds for workers across various industries, heat acclimatization planning, and heat exposure monitoring, as well as the nature, types, and effectiveness of controls that may be required as part of a standard.

The publication of this ANPRM has no impact on OSHA’s current enforcement policies.

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Feb 13, 2019 – OSHA Safety Day 2020

Please note this is not a PCSC sponsored event but may qualify for 1 external training credit.

he Ohio State University and the Columbus OSHA Office, in conjunction with the Central Ohio American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) present OSHA Safety Day 2020, scheduled on February 13 at The Ohio State University Fawcett Center. This year’s event features a four-hour trenching & excavation training option. Registration for this day-long event is $75.

Attendance at this event qualifies for one safety council rebate program external training credit with submission of a certificate of attendance to your safety council sponsor by June 30, 2020.

Full conference details are attached. For more information email oshaosusafetyday@gmail.com

Click here to view conference flyer/agenda.

 

 

Jan 23, 2019 – OSHA Recordkeeping

Please note this is not a PCSC sponsored event but may qualify for 1 external training credit.

Join Summit County, Medina County and CAK Safety Councils for a breakfast seminar about OSHA recordkeeping. With the current online reporting requirement, it is more important than ever to have your OSHA 300 log accurate. Those responsible for creating, updating and signing the OSHA Recordkeeping documents should join us. Public employers who fall under PERRP requirements will obtain valuable knowledge about logs and submission as well.

Objectives:

  • Overview of OSHA recordkeeping requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses
  • The correct use of the OSHA recordkeeping forms
  • Review of how to complete the OSHA 300 Log OSHA online reporting rule and how to comply

Click here for more info or to register.

28 Earn OSHA 10 Card!

28 PCSC members completed the OSHA 10 Hour General Industry training at Hess Print Solutions in Kent, OH, on Nov. 7-8, 2019, earning their OSHA 10 card!

Good job and congratulations everyone!

OSHA 10 on 11-8-19

OSHA 10 Information

Here are links to power points and handouts that’ll be used in our OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Training on November 7-8, 2019, at Hess Print Solutions in Kent, OH.

Simply click on each link to view or download the file.

Additional handouts for Section 6: