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What in OSHA’s Rulemaking Will “Make the Cut” In the Administration’s Regulatory Agenda?

By |2017-08-16T18:45:38+00:00August 16th, 2017|Compliance, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

We are pleased to share this article with you which was published in the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News July 24, 2017: The spring regulatory agenda released last week by the Trump administration showed the president making further inroads into dismantling a regulatory environment that he described during his campaign as “burdensome” to business. The agenda, [...]

EPA Extends Comment Periods for Rules on Trichloroethylene

By |2017-03-09T21:34:51+00:00March 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 [...]

Environmental Protection Agency Compliance Calendar

By |2018-12-20T16:10:41+00:00December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Environmental, News, Regulations, Uncategorized|

In the Fall CTI Newsletter, I had developed and shared a 2017 Health and Safety Compliance Calendar with our avid readers, recommending some advanced thinking and planning for the health and safety portion of a 2017 Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance calendar.  Many of you also wear the hat of “environmental compliance manager” or some similar [...]

OSHA Proposes Changes to Respiratory Protection Standard – Comment Period Open

By |2016-10-21T19:45:14+00:00October 21st, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety|

Fit-testing flexibility is the goal Notice published in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News 10-12-16 OSHA has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to add two quantitative fit-testing protocols to the agency's Respiratory Protection Standard. The protocols would apply to employers in the general, shipyard and construction industries. Intent of change This proposed rulemaking would allow employers greater flexibility in [...]

Have You Budgeted For 2017 Safety Improvements & Compliance?

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

If an OSHA inspector came knocking on your door today, the first thing the inspector would likely ask to see is your Hazard Communication Plan. Is your written plan current and ready for that kind of scrutiny? How about your other safety and health plans? Are you sure you have all of the required written plans [...]

Does my business need an industrial storm water permit?

By |2016-10-21T19:35:10+00:00October 21st, 2016|Compliance, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety|

What is storm water and why is it a concern? Storm water runoff is rain and snow melt that runs off the land and hard surfaces, paved streets and parking lots, directly entering streams, rivers and lakes. It picks up pollutants like chemicals, oils, trash and dirt from surface areas and from outdoor business activities, [...]