ALL NYC SAFETY NEWSLETTER – HAPPY JULY 4TH FROM ALL NYC SAFETY!!! 07/04/2018
HAPPY JULY 4TH FROM ALL NYC SAFETY!!!
OSHA Promotes Fireworks Safety Ahead of July 4 Festivities
With Independence Day celebrations approaching, OSHA is encouraging the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect workers from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying, and selling fireworks. OSHA offers information on common hazards and solutions, including safety posters for workplaces.
Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME
The Supreme Court rule deals a big blow to public sector unions, barring them from collecting agency fees of government workers who are not members that they represent in bargaining. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overrule a previous decision known as Abood v. Detroit Board of Education , decided back in 1977, which ruled that agency fees could not be used to pay for lobbying or political activity, unions could still force non members to pay them in exchange for collective bargaining and other apolitical services the union provides. The decision could cost labor unions millions of dollars as many nonunion workers can decide to keep their money that they would pay to union, and still receive benefits that unions negotiate for. To read more about the Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, click here .
OSHA Proposes Rule to Ensure Crane Operators Are Qualified To Safely Operate Equipment
On May 18th 2018, OSHA announced a proposed rule to increase the safety of America’s construction sites. The proposal would expand the type of certification programs for crane operators. On June 19, OSHA announced that it extended the period for public comments on its rule proposal from the originally announced deadline of June 20 to July 5.
OSHA and Career Safe Form Alliance to Protect Safety and Health of Young Workers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed an alliance agreement on June 26 th with Career Safe to provide youth, aged 16-24, educators, and administrators with information and resources on the most common hazards encountered by new workers. During the two-year alliance, participants plan to work together to promote safety and health awareness among youth in career and technical education programs regarding workplace hazards, particularly in construction, agriculture, and healthcare; facilitate discussions on occupational safety and health training for youth and entry-level workers; and engage youth in OSHA initiatives related to falls, and safety and health programs