Deadline to Contribute to OSHA Construction Standards and to Workplace Safety and Health Hazards Approaches
Last month the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Request for Information to initiate the fourth phase of its Standards Improvement Project (SIP). The purpose of SIP-IV is to improve and streamline existing OSHA construction standards by removing or revising requirements that are confusing or outdated, or that duplicate, or are inconsistent with, other standards. The submission deadline is February 4, 2013. Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the winners of its Worker Safety and Health App Challenge, which awards prizes totaling $30,000 to four entrants who submitted tools that best demonstrate the importance of recognizing and preventing workplace safety and health hazards, and help young people understand their rights in the workplace. The prizes awarded are the Safety in the Workplace Innovator Award,the Safety and Health Data Award, the Workers' Rights Award and the People's Choice Award.