Governor Evers Issues "Safer at Home" Emergency Order #12
Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #12, or the "Safer At Home" Emergency Order, on March 24, 2020. This order requires all nonessential businesses to shut down and only allows people to leave their house for essential work or to get supplies as outlined in the order.
After extensive communications between WPCA and Governor Evers’ staff and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) it is our interpretation that Wisconsin’s Precast Concrete manufacturers meets the criteria of “essential work” and your facilities can remain open. Please be advised, Emergency Orders and regulatory interpretation is subject to future revisions and/or change. If that occurs, WPCA will communicate those changes immediately. To find out more information about Emergency Order #12, please click below:
OSHA Introduces National Emphasis Programs (NEP) for Crystalline Silica and Amputation
OSHA recently announced NEPs to address silica exposures in construction and general industry. OSHA revised the Amputation NEP which includes industries and equipment that cause amputation injuries. Concrete and Ready Mix facilities could potentially be inspected under these emphasis programs. OSHA has created a webinar program on both silica and amputation NEPs. This webinar, which was hosted on March 26th, 2020, is an opportunity for facilities to learn what the emphasis programs are, why an inspection would be conducted, what the compliance officer will be looking for and how to get assistance. Please click the link below for the webinar and more information.
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