As most of you are aware, on the night of December 10, 2021, a violent, long-tracked tornado moved across Western Kentucky, producing severe to catastrophic damage in numerous towns. In response, the KY Labor Cabinet is coordinating various relief efforts and currently calling for donations, specifically personal protective equipment (PPE) for cleanup workers. Those who are interested in helping get the needed PPE to crews working through this tragedy are asked to contact Brian Black via email at Brian.Black@ky.gov or by phone at (502) 564-3320.
In addition to this, Governor Andy Beshear has established the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the tornados and the severe weather system. All monetary donations to this fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating. Those wishing to donate to the Tornado Relief Fund can do so here.
S&B Engineers and Constructors Ltd. is looking for a Certified Industrial Hygienist to develop, implement and manage industrial hygiene program intended to measure and reduce employee exposure to chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic hazards during industrial construction activities.
Develop, implement, and manage industrial hygiene program and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance as mandated by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as compliance with client and company policies, programs, general specifications, and procedure elements.
This position will report to the Director of Safety. This position could at times be required to supervise Industrial Hygiene technicians at multiple field construction project sites.
S&B ENGINEERS AND CONSTRUCTORS
U.S. Department of Labor Extends Comment Period for Rulemaking to Protect Indoor and Outdoor Workers from Heat Hazards
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the period for submitting comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. Comments on the ANPRM must now be submitted by January 26, 2022. The 30-day extension provides stakeholders more time to review the ANPRM and collect information and data necessary for comment.
Currently, OSHA does not have a heat-specific standard to protect millions of workers in indoor and outdoor work settings from exposure to hazardous heat conditions. In recent months, OSHA has initiated several efforts to protect workers from heat-related illnesses and deaths while working in hazardously hot indoor and outdoor environments. In addition to pursuing a heat-specific workplace rule, OSHA instituted a heat-related enforcement initiative and plans to issue a National Emphasis Program for heat-related safety efforts in 2022. The agency began the process of considering a heat-specific workplace rule to address heat-related illnesses when it published the Federal Register Notice on Oct. 27, 2021.
Submit comments, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2021-0009, electronically at www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. The Federal e-Rulemaking Portal is the only way to submit comments on this ANPRM.