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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) initiated rulemaking to protect indoor and outdoor workers from hazardous heat and issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on October 27, 2021. The ANPRM is currently up for public inspection and is accessible here. OSHA is interested in obtaining additional information about the extent and nature of hazardous heat in the workplace, and the nature and effectiveness of interventions and controls used to prevent heat-related injury and illness. The ANPRM provides an overview of the problem of heat stress in the workplace and of measures that have been taken to prevent it and seeks information on issues that OSHA can consider in developing the standard, including the scope of the standard and the types of controls that might be required.
Beginning October 27, 2021, submit comments at www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, and refer to Docket No. OSHA-2021-0009. All comments must be submitted by Dec. 27, 2021.
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Request for Information Posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces an opportunity for the public to provide information and comments on current evidence-based, workplace and occupational safety and health interventions to prevent work-associated stress, support stress reduction, and foster positive mental health and well-being among the nation's health workers. Information and comments are also requested on interventions under development and research in progress to support and promote the mental health and well-being of health workers. NIOSH is seeking information on related best practices, promising practices, or successful programs related to providing stress prevention and mental health services to health workers. Examples of such services include, but are not limited to, employee assistance programs, screenings, supervisor trainings, workplace policies, talk therapy, mindfulness, peer support, and mobile apps.
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Comments must be received by November 26, 2021.