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The Department of Labor Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

By | 2018-08-06T12:59:08+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Shared from OSHA Trade Release dated July 27, 2018: WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular individual by removing provisions of the "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses"

Ready or Not, e-Manifesting Is Here

By | 2018-07-18T14:26:56+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As you likely already know from reading CTI's previous blog on e-manifesting, EPA’s e-manifesting system went live on June 30th despite serious concerns regarding its lack of full functionality, the objections from Department of Homeland Security over some of the “P” and “U” list waste codes, and work-arounds for some state’s waste codes (like Texas).

Five Key Machine Safeguarding Trends

By | 2018-07-17T20:11:33+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Lack of proper machine guarding (per 1910.212) is perennially among the Top 10 violations cited by OSHA. CTI is pleased to share this article from EHS Today Newsletter which highlights how technology is changing the way manufacturers safeguard their machines. Keeping up-to-date with the latest OSHA/ANSI codes can be a challenge for manufacturers. But, advancements

EPA adds NPEs to Toxics Release Inventory

By | 2018-07-17T19:56:40+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency is adding 13 nonylphenol ethoxylates to its Toxics Release Inventory Program, which “tracks the management of listed toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment.” The final rule goes into effect in the 2019 TRI reporting year, and the first reporting forms are due July 1, 2020.

What is Digital Transformation and why should I care? (Guest Article)

By | 2018-07-23T20:16:36+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Guest Article - Alan Lupas, StoneDonut Everyone seems to be talking about digital transformation lately, and why they need to transform the way they do business. But what really is Digital Transformation, and why should we even care about it? Michael Dell, famed CEO of Dell Computers, had a few things to say about digital

Safe and Sound Week

By | 2018-07-12T20:14:02+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages Americans to commit to workplace safety and health by participating in Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018. Over 200 organizations and businesses are partnering with OSHA to promote the importance of safety and health programs. Implementing a safety and

EPA Outreach for Permits to Install and Operate

By | 2018-07-11T12:20:32+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Ohio EPA, Division of Air Pollution Announces Early Stakeholder Outreach on Ohio’s Permits-to-Install New Sources and Permit-to-Install and Operate Rules The Agency is seeking stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules within OAC chapter 3745-31. This chapter provides requirements for installation and modification of all new and existing air contaminant sources, as well as operation

Comment Period Now Open on Contaminated Wipes & Apparel Exclusion Rule

By | 2018-06-26T12:16:03+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

June 25, 2018 The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has proposed an Ohio-specific rule to conditionally exclude hazardous waste contaminated wipes and apparel that are not currently excluded under the solvent wipes rule, OAC rule 3745-51-04(A)(26). The exclusion includes gloves, aprons, smocks, and uniforms that are laundered and returned to service. Comments on the proposed rule are due

Stevenson Oil & Chemical

By | 2018-06-06T20:19:50+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Great customers with great experiences share their EHS consultant with their vendors, clients, friends and family. In return, we’d like to highlight one of our best clients and biggest fans, Stevenson Oil & Chemical, in our Spring newsletter. Sue, President of Stevenson Oil and Company, has been working in the family business for 20 years.


By | 2018-06-06T19:09:00+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety, Uncategorized|

(Ed. note - Yes, that title is a shameless takeoff from the credit card commercial. AND,  our goals are the same - your financial wellbeing.)  Over the 37 years spent in this industry I have done many presentations to various manufacturing business groups on the topic of what a CEO needs to know about the