January – There has been a sharp increase in the number of influenza cases in the United States. The CDC has published a health advisory alert that gives the statistics in the case for antivirals. If you haven’t already gotten the flu this season, consider getting a flu shot today!
January 18 – This week, multiple Federal Register Notices have made it to the news section of the NIOSH site. Check out the latest reviews, request for comments, and notice of meetings by clicking on the link above. Stay on top of upcoming industry regulatory information by bookmarking this page!
January 17 – MSHA has released their cold stress injury alert as we get into the worst of winter weather. As we continue to trudge away despite the weather, proper precautions must be taken to ensure worker safety. Check out the alert for 2018 as we continue to see uncommonly cold weather across much of the states.
January 8 – NFPA has made attempts to get out a new standard to respond to active shooter and hostile events that are becoming more common in the workplace. NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, is the name of the provisional standard that will be available as early as April 2018. Until February 23, 2018, NFPA 3000 is open for input.