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October Is National Protect Your Hearing Month

By |2018-10-21T17:39:07+00:00October 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

“Sure, it sometimes gets a little noisy out in Production, but do I need a Hearing Conservation Program and, if so, why should I implement one?” Simply stated, excessive noise could be putting your organization at risk. Beyond the permanent hearing loss resulting from on-going exposure to excessive noise, it can also interfere with concentration,

OSHA Launches Program to Target High Injury and Illness Rates

By |2018-10-18T20:19:18+00:00October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating the Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) Program using injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year (CY) 2016. The program will target high injury rate establishments in both the manufacturing

Three Dangerous Misconceptions Surrounding OSHA’s Silica Dust Standard for General Industry

By |2018-09-12T20:06:26+00:00September 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

CTI is pleased to share the following article with you which originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Occupational Health & Safety. Hopefully this will “clear up” some of the confusion (along with the crystalline silica) swirling around the workplace. On June 23, most provisions of OSHA's silica standard for general industry became enforceable. Many employers

Controlling Silica in Construction

By |2018-08-24T16:10:25+00:00August 24th, 2018|Compliance, Employee, News, Regulations, Safety|

U.S. Department of Labor Posts New Frequently Asked Questions and Videos on OSHA Standard for Controlling Silica in Construction WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on 8/22/18 that new frequently asked questions (FAQs) and training videos on the Agency’s standard for respirable crystalline silica in construction

Beryllium Standard Deadline Extended

By |2018-08-13T19:33:53+00:00August 13th, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Some Compliance Dates For General Industry Beryllium Standard   OSHA Release dated 8/8/18: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a final rule to extend the compliance date for specific ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to Dec. 12,

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

By |2018-08-06T12:59:08+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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.