August 8 – Three new items were put on the federal register for public comment: Ionizing Radiation Standard, Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard, and Fire Brigades Standard. To read the overviews and see how to submit comments, visit the federal register section of the OSHA.gov site.
August 8 – A new public health education campaign aimed to dicscourage the use of e-cigarettes is going to be implemented soon. Data shows that more than 2 million middle and high school students were current users of e-cigarettes in 2016. This is the first time the FDA is going to specifically target youth use of e-cigarettes as part of its public health education.
July 28 – To help users file a complaint with the appropriate agency, OSHA recently revised their online whistleblower complaint form. Check out the significant updates and walk through the process. Detailed information concerning employee rights are also available online at http://www.whistleblowers.gov/.
Ongoing 2017 – It’s that time again; the census of agriculture occurs every five years and is a complete count of US farms and ranches and the people who operate them. This helps develop agricultural data for every county in the nation, thus ensuring good decisions will be made regarding the future of American agriculture.