June 2021 OSHA Quicktakes

OSHA extends comment period for proposed rule to update hazard communication standard

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the comment period for the proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to May 19, 2021. OSHA extended the comment period by 30 days to allow stakeholders additional time to review the proposed rule and collect information and data necessary for comment.

Submit comments identified by Docket No. OSHA-2019-0001, electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Read the Federal Register notice for details.

The On-Site Consultation Program helped the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles implement measures to reduce workers risk of exposure to the coronavirus.

Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) provides on and off-site safety and health consultation services to both private and public employers in Nevada. In response to a request in August 2020, SCATS conducted consultation visits at 18 Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) locations in Nevada.

These 18 locations employ over 1,700 workers. Visits were conducted in August through September of 2020 and focused on the COVID-19 protocols that the DMV locations were developing and implementing in an effort to minimize exposures to COVID-19 and keep employees and patrons safe.

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Did You Know?: Pandemic Safety Summit

OSHA is holding an online summit May 10-13 on “Building a Safer Future – Workplaces During the Pandemic.” Registration is free.

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Did You Know?: Susan Harwood Grant Registration
OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program funding opportunities are opening soon. Watch for the Federal Register notice and subscribe at Grants.gov to receive notifications about the new funding opportunities.
Grants are open to most non-profit organizations and government-supported state and local colleges. Be sure to register your organization with SAM.gov and Grants.gov. All applications accepted at Grants.gov.

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