We are winding down the year finally. What a year 2017 has been! Changes across industry, regulations updating and it seems like the business world has underwent quite a transformation. Let’s navigate through the top news of the past week. – Matt Luman, OSHA Outreach Training and Marketing Manager
December – OSHAcampus just released a long-awaited resource section. This ever-growing section will provide free content in the form of safety quizzes, infographics, videos, and more to those in the safety and health field. There is going to be a lot of valuable information in this section, so bookmark it and check often!
December 6 – In case you missed it, December 6th was National Miners Day. This day designated by Congress is meant as a way to look back and honor the contributions of miners in the American workforce. Mining has shaped our land and provided abundant resources and economic gains. Check out the link above for the details, including the Department of Labor Secretary statement.
December 14 – Fire departments need to be able to utilize technology to identify areas at a higher risk for fire. Through geographic information systems (GIS), communities can see where healthcare and emergency services are needed. Given the recent wave of fires roaring through California, this system will become more valuable as the rebuilding process occurs.
December – In preparation for the holiday driving, the CDC released a post in their features section centered on traveler’s health alerts. Winter driving is dangerous on its own. Add in holiday traffic and time crunches, and the recipe for disaster is all there. Be sure to check out the site for important things to keep in mind when heading out on the road this holiday.