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Work-Related Asthma Affects Nearly 2 Million People
Asthma associated with work affects about 1.9 million U.S. adults, according to the results of a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

OSHA Updates Guidelines on Workplace Violence in Health Care
Amid startlingly high rates of workplace violence in the health care and social service industries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released updated voluntary guidelines for violence prevention.

OSHA Takes First Step Toward Cell Tower Safety Rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a request for information about worker safety hazards, safe work practices, and potential regulatory approaches to prevent worker injuries and fatalities in communication tower construction and maintenance.

NIOSH Recommends Workplace Bans Include E-Cigarettes
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends that all employers establish and maintain smoke-free workplaces that protect employees from secondhand exposure to tobacco smoke and airborne emissions from e-cigarettes, and also provide tobacco cessation sup­port for users.

Momentum Builds for Cyber Threat Information-Sharing
Backers of a cyber threat information-sharing bill in the U.S. Senate argue that it will help limit the impact of destructive cyberattacks on the nation’s private sector.

Human Error Cited as Top Cause of Data Breaches
A new study reveals that companies believe malware and hacking are the top data security concerns, but actually their own employees’ actions are the largest cause of security breaches.

Expanded Fall Protection Awareness Event Aims Bigger
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and a variety of public, private, labor and nonprofit partners are preparing for the second annual Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, a national event taking place in all 50 states May 4-15, 2015.

Motor Carrier Safety Penalties Set to Increase
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule April 3, 2015, increasing most of its civil penalties for regulatory violations.

EU-OSHA Urges Improving Work-Related Cancer Data
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) reported on an overview of assessment tools for measuring exposure to carcinogens in the workplace, identified major knowledge gaps, and made recommendations for filling in those gaps.

Calif. Employers Should Prepare Now for Summer Heat
California’s workplace safety regulators are encouraging employers with outdoor workers to begin preparing now for hot temperatures.

OSHA Moves Forward with Crane Operator Proposal
A federal advisory committee recommended that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration advance its proposed rulemaking revising the requirements for the certification and qualification of crane operators.


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57 Frequently Asked Questions About Workplace Safety and Security: With Answers from SHRM’s Knowledge Advisors Margaret Fiester, SPHR-CA, has compiled the most often asked questions related to employee accidents and injuries, business continuity and disaster recovery, drug and alcohol testing, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations, risk management, workplace violence, and much more.