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Violations Continue to Plague Ohio Manufacturers

By | 2018-10-22T16:43:19+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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

Controlling Silica in Construction

By | 2018-08-24T16:10:25+00:00 August 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+00:00 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,

Board Use for Growth of the Smaller Manufacturer

By | 2018-12-04T21:31:45+00:00 December 15th, 2017|News|

Common qualities of many (not all) family manufacturing businesses: Start up in understaken by a strong process expert: could be machining, fabrication, industrial service or sales Growth includes pulling family members or friends from a similar background into the business. Challenge: Too often, 10 or so years later the company has hit a growth plateau or,

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,

OSHA Revises its Online Whistleblower Complaint Form

By | 2017-07-31T13:48:15+00:00 July 31st, 2017|News, Regulations, Safety|

This new OSHA release is being shared with our clients and business friends to advise that "whistleblowers" have yet another option for submitting complaints to the U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA. The form come complete with a user-friendly set of "how to" instructions. WARNING: Do not allow your corrective actions, Disciplinary/Safety Policies or other practices