The OSHA Vaccine ETS has met a lot of legal pushback. Which legal arguments make sense? Which don't? I talk about all of that in this episode!
The Congressional Review Service (CRS) I mentioned is here: https://crsreports.congress.gov/Home/About
Get the CRS Healthcare Worker ETS Report referenced in this video at this link: https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R46288
Historic Clifton Mill is one of the largest water powered grist mills still in existence. The first mill at this site was built in 1802 by Owen Davis, a Revolutionary War soldier and frontiersman miller. The Little Miami River powered five other mills that were built within a mile of Historic Clifton Mill; a woolen mill, saw mill, paper mill, barrel mill and another grist mill. Historic Clifton Mill is the only one still standing.
For the past 32 years Clifton Mill has celebrated the Christmas season. Now they have over 4 million lights illuminating the mill, the gorge, the riverbanks, trees and bridges. There is even a 100 foot “waterfall” of twinkling lights.
Its a local favorite for us. What local attractions dontou have for the Christmas season?
Happy Thanksgiving to all members! I mustered a video this morning, although I'm really under the weather 🤒. I hope this goes away so I can fully enjoy this weekend. Be sure to post your activities here, so we can all share in the joy! Be safe!
Another week in the can! A busy week on my end, be sure to drop your weekend plans!👇
A comprehensive public health strategy is needed to protect younger workers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers say after their recent study showing that the rate of nonfatal on-the-job injuries among 15- to 24-year-olds is between 1.2 and 2.3 times higher than that of the 25-44 age group. Have a listen and join in on the conversation - what has been your experience working with younger workers and safety?👇
Emotional intelligence is what we use when we empathize with our coworkers - it allows us to connect with others, understand ourselves better. It is invaluable for the safety professional to improve emotional intelligence. It is directly linked to performance. We discuss it further in this episode.
PREMIUM MEMBERS: Look for a follow-up post for the EQ Worksheet and more info!
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) created the WELL Health-Safety Rating application and created a label for buildings to show off certification. The rating program focuses on 25 points of focus on health and safety in buildings. Organizations can earn this designation by achieving compliance with 15 of the 25. This rating for buildings is flexible, scalable across varying building types, and easily applied across an extensive portfolio of properties.
The WELL Health-Safety areas of focus are:
1. Cleaning and Sanitization Procedures
2. Emergency Preparedness Programs
3. Health Service Resources
4. Air and Water Quality Management
5. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
Listen to this podcast episode and check out their website to learn more. Premium members can view the deep-dive video on this topic in the post below. 👇
The Senate will likely vote this week on a resolution that would ban the Federal (via OSHA) vaccine mandate for private companies, and is likely to pass.
Senators led a challenge last month under the Congressional Review Act that would allow Congress to disapprove of the mandate. The resolution only requires a simple majority to pass in the 50-50 Senate.
We will continue to watch this story and share any updates.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday morning that the Big Apple will impose a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all private-sector employees that will be enforced starting December 27, 2021.
According to MSNBC, the mayor is also requiring proof of vaccination for all indoor dining, fitness, and entertainment venues for children ages 5 to 11. In addition to these changes, citizens must receive two vaccine shots as opposed to one to be considered fully vaccinated.
This mandate is different from the federally imposed vaccine mandate — currently being challenged — in that any private sector employee, regardless of company size, must follow the mandate beginning December 27.
We will continue to track this story and any developments.
From The Oklohoman - Seaboard Foods faces a citation issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that accuses it of failing to prevent workers at its meat processing and packing plant here from being exposed to repetitive motion injuries.
The agency, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, also accuses the company of not reporting workers' injuries that needed more care than basic first-aid.
I always like to use these stories as conversation starters within our own organizations. What questions would you have of your own programs, policies and procedures?
Thanks so much for being a part of this community! I hope we can all collaborate and learn from each other. We have videos in production, live chats, downloads, templates, tools you can use to become a better safety pro! I look forward to sharing my experiences and help continue to develop the safety professional community :)