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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

One Thing Leads To Another!

By | 2017-03-21T14:28:04+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

It is definitely true that, once an inspector is on-site (especially if allowed to wander the site to observe processes/actions unrelated to the stated purpose of the inspection), one finding often does lead to another as evidenced in the following example from the latest OSHA March 17 Quick Takes newsletter: Ohio printing company receives multiple

As the EHS Professional, What Are Your Greatest Concerns?

By | 2017-03-21T14:00:37+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

A change in Administrations typically results in a degree of uncertainty and a cloudier “crystal ball” than usual, when trying to predict what an EHS Professional’s main focus needs to be for the coming year. Now, with only a couple of months of President Trump’s highest priorities on which to judge any likely changes in

EPA Extends Comment Periods for Rules on Trichloroethylene

By | 2017-03-09T21:34:51+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Compliance, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations|

The Environmental Protection Agency is extending the comment periods for two proposed rules on the toxic chemical trichloroethylene. One proposed rule would ban use of TCE as an aerosol degreaser and for spot cleaning in dry cleaning facilities. The comment period for the rule has been pushed back to March 16 from Feb. 14, according to a notice published

Happy Valentine’s Day & Heart Health Month

By | 2017-02-14T13:52:19+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Employee, Health, Holiday, Safety|

With “heart-felt” greetings being sent by many to their Valentines, comes a more serious question for Heart Health Month… do you know how to promote heart health or treat your loved ones and co-workers if a stroke, heart attack or cardiac arrest strikes them? Since most of us know of someone who has succumbed to

New Slip, Trip, and Fall Revisions Start January 17, 2017

By | 2016-12-19T16:34:35+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

caution sign 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

TSCA reform: What Might it Cost You?

By | 2016-10-21T19:34:43+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety|

Did You Know – TSCA Is No Longer Only About New Chemicals? While the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act has been long overdue (bipartisan reform has been 40 years in the making) and contains many promising benefits related to chemical safety, there is always a “cost factor” to consider too.

2017 Health and Safety Compliance Calendar

By | 2016-10-21T19:31:47+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Health, Regulations, Safety|

As the last two months of 2016 are upon us, we wonder how we got here so quickly. Is there a way to avoid being so busy and enable us to make some of that time available for other things? One way is to take the anxiety out of missing deadlines by using a compliance