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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

Asbestos Program Moving to Ohio EPA

By | 2017-12-04T13:45:41+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Compliance, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety|

Effective January 1, 2018, the Ohio Department of Health's (ODH) asbestos program will be transferred to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC). The new combined asbestos program includes some important changes of which regulated industries should be aware, including: No changes to fee amounts in the law or rules have

NIOSH center to focus on ‘safe integration of robots’ in the workplace

By | 2017-11-10T15:04:03+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Health, News, Safety|

Shared as first published in Safety & Health Magazine 11/9/17 Citing a “knowledge gap related to robotics and worker safety and health,” NIOSH has launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research in an effort to evaluate the possible advantages and hazards of robot workers, as well as foster safe robot-human interactions. According to NIOSH, 61 robot-related worker

OSHA & PHMSA (DOT) Seeking Comments

By | 2017-10-27T19:33:24+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Compliance, Health, News, Regulations, Safety, Uncategorized|

OSHA’s Hazard Communications-GHS (2012) Regulation is slated for its five-year review and several changes are proposed.  If you have suggestions on how to better synchronize or clarify the OSHA HazCom and/or DOT Regulations with the Global Harmonized System (GHS) Standard, OSHA and PHMSA is requesting your input. OSHA is scheduled to lead a public meeting

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

By | 2017-08-16T18:45:38+00:00 August 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,

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