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OSHA Focus on Amputation Risks

By |2019-12-19T15:00:43+00:00December 19th, 2019|Employee, Regulations, Safety|

U.S. Department of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) to focus agency inspections on amputation hazards in manufacturing industries. This directive updates the 2015 NEP on amputations. The NEP targets industrial and [...]

New Respirator Fit Protocols

By |2019-09-25T18:25:46+00:00September 25th, 2019|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a final rule that provides employers with two new fit testing protocols for ensuring that employees’ respirators fit properly. The new protocols are the modified ambient aerosol condensation nuclei counter (CNC) quantitative fit testing protocol for full-facepiece and half-mask [...]

Managing Change across Departments

By |2019-09-12T16:11:36+00:00September 12th, 2019|Compliance, Employee, Regulations, Safety|

Some of our readers, especially those with existing Job Hazard Analysis/Job Safety Analysis programs (OSHA), Risk Management Programs (EPA), or ISO certification, already have management of change integrated into these programs. However, for those who currently are handling change more like, “ready, fire, aim…”, let me share what one of our chemical clients does to [...]

Change or Pay the Penalty

By |2019-08-23T18:38:24+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

A glass company in Moraine, Ohio faces $724,380 in penalties after OSHA recently cited them for exposing employees to multiple safety and health hazards.  But, this wasn’t the first time. OSHA initiated this latest inspection of the automotive glass manufacturer under the Agency’s Site-Specific Targeting program which directs enforcement resources to workplaces where the highest [...]

Leadership and Managing Change

By |2019-08-23T12:33:33+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Employee, Health, News|

Technology is changing, the workforce demographics are changing as well as your customer demands – how do you keep up with it all? Imagine this – you have a great idea, a new technology that will improve productivity and sales.  You and the leadership team have been planning this, you researched the best technology provider [...]

Be Recognized For Your Commitment to Safety

By |2019-08-23T20:07:38+00:00August 5th, 2019|Employee, News, Regulations, Safety|

  Are you among the estimated 27,000 businesses who are planning to proudly display your commitment to safety by participating in this year’s Safe + Sound Week August 12th through August 18th? The week-long event encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety. Businesses that incorporate safety and health [...]

Choose the Best Hearing Protection

By |2018-11-05T17:02:27+00:00November 5th, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, Safety, Uncategorized|

Although National Protect Your Hearing Month (October) just ended, our job of protecting our employee’s hearing never ends so we are pleased to share this excellent NIOSH Science Blog Post with you. Here are three tips for choosing the right hearing protector:  We live in a noisy world. Some noises can damage our hearing, leading to [...]

Violations Continue to Plague Ohio Manufacturers

By |2018-10-22T16:43:19+00:00October 21st, 2018|Compliance, Employee, News, Regulations, Uncategorized|

Machine Guarding, Lock-out/ Tag-out and Hearing Conservation Violations Continue to Plague Ohio Manufacturers While some manufacturers seem to (mistakenly) believe that OSHA has lost their initiative to enforce the long-established safety regulations, evidence to the contrary continues to hit those manufacturers who choose to “back-burner” their safety improvement actions. Two such recent cases which occurred [...]

Some Scary Facts

By |2018-10-21T18:12:08+00:00October 21st, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, Holiday, News, Safety|

Recent surveys have shown: By the age of 21, most American Millennials have spent 6000 to 9000 hours playing video games and less than 2000 hours reading books. (need to rethink your training techniques??) Of the respondents to a 2018 United Academy survey, only 53% of the firms trained temporary workers and only 41% offered [...]

Be Prepared: OSHA HazCom Revision

By |2018-10-30T15:46:53+00:00October 21st, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety, Uncategorized|

It’s almost as inevitable as death and taxes…the regulations affecting your business will be changing (again) soon.  Specifically, this time, OSHA plans to align the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom or HCS per 29 CFR 1910.1200) with the United Nations Global Harmonized System (GHS) Revision 7. Although the UN Committee of Experts publishes updated versions of [...]