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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,

Board Use for Growth of the Smaller Manufacturer

By | 2017-12-15T15:41:15+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

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

EPA Extends Comment Periods for Rules on Trichloroethylene

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