2017 is finally coming to an end. Can we just all do a sigh of relief? This year has had more than its fair share of ups and downs. Luckily, the future is bright and 2018 will be a fresh start. Here’s to the new year! – Matt Luman, OSHA Outreach Training and Marketing Manager
December 20 – California released its annual Renewable Portfolio Standard report back in November. If you are as bad at reading these things as me, the stuff in there is new news. The big takeaway from the report is that the state’s three investor-owned utilities are planning to offer 50% of their electricity from renewables by 2020. That’s big news from a state that previously marked 2030 as the point to be at 50%.
December – Unfortunately in times of disaster, the threat of being taken advantage of is a very real threat. FEMA recently released a page that helps individuals understand what fraud is, how to spot it, and how to report suspicious activity or fraud. Check out the FEMA site for assistance and don’t get swindled in times of fraud.
December 13 – It was back in 2011 when the United States retired the Space Shuttle program. Not only has this forced the US to rely on essentially renting seats on Russian rockets since 2011, it has halted a large chunk of money for innovation and progress. With the new initiative, we might see a much more exciting future!
December 18 – Renewed focus has been on national security with the publication of the National Security Strategy this month. This strategy lays out the commitment that the US places on security through four pillars of interest. To read up on this, check the link above.
December 19 – The Workplace Safety Resource Center introduced its first update to the slew of offerings for OSHAcampus. Of important note is the free safety quizzes and safety auditing forms available for immediate download. This will become more robust as time progresses. Be sure to check back often!