NAOSH Week – May 7-13, 2017
Posted - Apr 07, 2017
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Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the winter weather. I recently put new tires on my car, so I’m appreciating the extra traction whenever snow is falling.
As we head towards new OSHA and EPA administrations under President Trump, I’m starting to wonder how things will change. In his campaign, Donald Trump said he would roll back two regulations for every new one that gets introduced, but will he apply this to safety and environmental regulations too? If so, what regulations might we see getting introduced and which ones would be rolled back? One thing I do anticipate is a greater emphasis on utilizing programs like VPP and OSHA Consultation. We saw these pushed during the President Bush era, so it would be no surprise to see something similar.
I’ve been doing a bit of traveling lately in different parts of our country and something I see going on everywhere is a lot of road construction. Many of us see this as an inconvenience that causes longer drive times to and from work or for weekend getaways. If you are speeding through construction zones, please keep in mind that fatal crashes occur in these areas about every 15 hours, with rear end crashes making up the majority of the total incidents. Too many people are going too fast for the road conditions. As safety leaders, we need to be responsible to encourage safety with our co-workers and families both on the job and away. Continue Reading »