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OSHA Starts Update to HazCom Standard

How is your HazCom program progressing?  Is everyone in your facility now fully trained with their level of knowledge elevated from “Right-to-Know” to the targeted “Right-to-Understand”?  Since great efforts were expended to “harmonize” the 2012 revision of HazCom to the GHS guidelines of the rest of the world, you no longer have to create, maintain...
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Environmental Protection Agency Compliance Calendar

In the Fall CTI Newsletter, I had developed and shared a 2017 Health and Safety Compliance Calendar with our avid readers, recommending some advanced thinking and planning for the health and safety portion of a 2017 Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance calendar.  Many of you also wear the hat of “environmental compliance manager” or some similar...
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OSHA, Drugs and Rock-n-Roll: A Musical Soundtrack to OSHA’s New Drug Testing and Anti-Retaliation Rule

Reprinted from Travis Vance article in Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog On the first of December, OSHA’s new drug testing and anti-retaliation rule took effect that impact employer policies regarding injury reporting and drug testing. It significantly  alters the circumstances when drug testing can be conducted and reemphasizes the protections for employees to report...
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New Slip, Trip, and Fall Revisions Start January 17, 2017

OSHA created Subpart D, “Walking-Working Surfaces” in 1971 and has attempted revisions in 1973, 1990, and 2010. After 26 years of trying, spurred largely by the ever-increasing number of fatalities due to falls in both the construction and general industry sectors, OSHA has finalized a significant overhaul of existing Subpart D requirements which apply to...
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Transitioning to a Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for the Department of Labor and OSHA

As this is only a couple of days following the election, many of the “likely scenarios” and “expected trends on regulatory actions” under President-Elect Trump’s administration are only based on educated suppositions. However, the following comments by Former Assistant Secretary of Labor Edwin G. Foulke Jr. offer some interesting insider insights and plausible shifting of...
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