The next Construction Advisory Committee meeting has been rescheduled to July 19th from 9 a.m. to noon at the L&I Tukwila office.
The next silica stakeholder meeting will be held June 8, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the L&I Tukwila office.
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries recently reported an incident in which a laborer fell 20 feet from a roof, sustaining serious injuries including a fractured spine. L&I encourages employers and employees to take appropriate action to prevent workplace falls. See the L&I website for more detailed information on the incident and preventative actions that should be taken.
The review found that a cricial analysis of the epidemiology supported a qualitative association between occupational exposure to silica and obstructive lung function, but the data quality was not sufficient to calculate a quantitative relationship or define a threshold above which there was an increased risk.
Source: PubMed Abstract
Take a break from normal work activities to focus on fall prevention; recourse guides for the week can be found at: L&I
The first meeting is April 24th; the new website is located here: L&I Website