California’s Department of Industrial Relations reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) adopted the proposed standard on January 18 after six years of staff research and analysis and participation by the public through meetings, hearings and submission of comments. The standard will be added to Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations as section 3345, Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.
Green cleaning products and practices can reduce chemical hazards on the job and protect the health of workers. (Sponsored by LOHP)
Attend this webinar to learn:
* The health hazards of cleaning and disinfecting products
* What to look for when buying safer chemicals, tools, and equipment
* How to avoid “greenwashing”
* Green cleaning resources
Debbie Shrem, MPH, is a health educator with the Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program in the California Department of Public Health. She will present on green and asthma-safer cleaning. Debbie has led the Cleaning for Asthma-Safe Schools project for 8 years, a project that helps school districts transition to using asthma-safer, greener, and healthier cleaning products, practices, and methods.
Glenn Sherman is the Assistant Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities at Livermore School District. He helped implement green cleaning practices in his school district as part of a Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program (WRAPP).
Laura Medina is the Southern California Regional Director for Building Skills Partnership (BSP), is a unique statewide nonprofit that provides workforce development training to immigrant workers. Laura has been with BSP since 2008; she has led the development and implementation of BSP’s comprehensive service and training model to offer programming such as the Green Janitor Certification, health and wellness, citizenship, and parent education programs.
Learn more about Worker Health Charts (WHC), a data visualization tool created by NIOSH that pulls from workplace safety and health data sets and allows users to create graphic charts to visually show rates, distribution, and trends of work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Read more on the NIOSH blog
The March edition of the Safety Spotlight has been posted. The focus this month is on trending topics. You can access the current newsletter here (as well as older editions): Safety Spotlight
The Poster of the Month features the upcoming “Buzz on Cannabis: Health and Safety in the Workplace” Download and share the poster: march-2018-safety-spotlight-campus-poster