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Beryllium Standard Deadline Extended

By | 2018-08-13T19:33:53+00:00 August 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,

WHAT’S IN YOUR FOLDER?

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

Sorting out OSHA and ANSI

By | 2017-12-14T21:20:33+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Compliance, Employee, Regulations, Safety|

During a recent presentation to a Maintenance Roundtable group composed of local manufacturers, CTI's principal was presented with a problem that came down to figuring out how to sort out OSHA requirements and ANSI guidelines for eyewash stations. In this particular case, company personnel were struggling inter-departmentally over how to comply with an OSHA safety

Is the Federal Budget Landing the Great Lakes in “Deep Water”?

By | 2017-03-22T13:05:16+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

President Trump already has signed Executive Orders that reduce the likelihood that additional OSHA or EPA regulations will be promulgated in the foreseeable future and that start the process of rolling back regulations already in place. Eliminating existing regulations takes more time, but it can be done. In addition, regulations that were under development when

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

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

OSHA, Drugs and Rock-n-Roll: A Musical Soundtrack to OSHA’s New Drug Testing and Anti-Retaliation Rule

By | 2016-12-19T19:50:02+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

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

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