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NIOSH center to focus on ‘safe integration of robots’ in the workplace

By | 2017-11-10T15:04:03+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Health, News, Safety|

Shared as first published in Safety & Health Magazine 11/9/17 Citing a “knowledge gap related to robotics and worker safety and health,” NIOSH has launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research in an effort to evaluate the possible advantages and hazards of robot workers, as well as foster safe robot-human interactions. According to NIOSH, 61 robot-related worker

Respirators—Mandatory or Voluntary, Know the Difference

By | 2017-10-27T20:28:09+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It's more important than ever for employers to stay focused on OSHA regulations—not only to avoid citations and costly fines, but also to protect the organization's most valuable asset, the employees. As Published in Occupational Health & Safety by Steve Adamavich Most people do not think twice when they pick up and use a respirator

OSHA & PHMSA (DOT) Seeking Comments

By | 2017-10-27T19:33:24+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Compliance, Health, News, Regulations, Safety, Uncategorized|

OSHA’s Hazard Communications-GHS (2012) Regulation is slated for its five-year review and several changes are proposed.  If you have suggestions on how to better synchronize or clarify the OSHA HazCom and/or DOT Regulations with the Global Harmonized System (GHS) Standard, OSHA and PHMSA is requesting your input. OSHA is scheduled to lead a public meeting

Do You Need a Hazmat Transportation Security Plan?

By | 2017-10-26T20:32:56+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you offer or transport certain hazardous materials (hazmat), you may be required to develop and implement a Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Plan. In addition, Security Plan training is required for each hazmat employee whose employer is required to have a Security Plan. Here is some guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). What

2017 Top 10 OSHA Violations

By | 2017-10-26T19:40:48+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Top 10 OSHA Violations Announced at National Safety Congress: On Sept. 26th, at the National Safety Council's Annual Congress & Expo, OSHA Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, announced the preliminary list of 10 standards most frequently cited by the agency’s inspectors during Fiscal Year 2017. Fall protection was the most-cited standard for the seventh

OSHA: No big initiatives forthcoming

By | 2017-10-03T19:09:27+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Indianapolis – OSHA will not begin any significant new initiatives until a permanent assistant secretary is in place, Bill Perry, director of the agency’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance, said Monday during a Technical Session at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. Loren Sweatt currently is the acting assistant secretary. “For now, we’re pretty much

What in OSHA’s Rulemaking Will “Make the Cut” In the Administration’s Regulatory Agenda?

By | 2017-08-16T18:45:38+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Compliance, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

We are pleased to share this article with you which was published in the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News July 24, 2017: The spring regulatory agenda released last week by the Trump administration showed the president making further inroads into dismantling a regulatory environment that he described during his campaign as “burdensome” to business. The agenda,

Case Study: Local Metal Fabrication and Painting

By | 2017-08-01T14:39:31+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

A client of Compliance Technologies, Inc. (CTI) had received a notice of alleged workplace hazards at their facility from OSHA.  The nature of the alleged hazards was as follows: “1. Employees are exposed to a strong chemical odor.” While the complaint provided only a generalized starting point, OSHA requested in their letter that the company

OSHA Revises its Online Whistleblower Complaint Form

By | 2017-07-31T13:48:15+00:00 July 31st, 2017|News, Regulations, Safety|

This new OSHA release is being shared with our clients and business friends to advise that "whistleblowers" have yet another option for submitting complaints to the U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA. The form come complete with a user-friendly set of "how to" instructions. WARNING: Do not allow your corrective actions, Disciplinary/Safety Policies or other practices

Heat Stress.. there’s an app for that

By | 2017-07-24T19:56:49+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

News Release from U.S. Department of Labor on June 26, 2016. Summer’s here – and the time is right for: ‘Water, Rest and Shade’ Summer has begun and it brings hot weather – and potentially dangerous work conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers to take precautions to stay