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2018 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

By |2019-12-19T20:41:49+00:00December 19th, 2019|News, Regulations, Safety|

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report, released today, shows the rate of fatal work injuries remained unchanged from 2017 to 2018. Data for calendar year 2019 is not yet available. Fatal Work Injury Rate (BLS.gov)   Tragically, unintentional overdoses at work increased by 12 percent—the sixth consecutive [...]

Asbestos Licensing Rules – What’s Coming

By |2019-12-19T20:05:56+00:00November 26th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

What does OAC Chapter 3745-22 cover? The rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-22 establish Ohio's licensing, certification and approval requirements for business entities and individuals that are performing activities related to asbestos including contractors, training providers, supervisors, workers, inspectors and project designers. Why are these rules being sent out for Early Stakeholder Outreach? [...]

New Respirator Fit Protocols

By |2019-09-25T18:25:46+00:00September 25th, 2019|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a final rule that provides employers with two new fit testing protocols for ensuring that employees’ respirators fit properly. The new protocols are the modified ambient aerosol condensation nuclei counter (CNC) quantitative fit testing protocol for full-facepiece and half-mask [...]

2019 Most Cited OSHA Violations

By |2019-09-11T18:37:53+00:00September 11th, 2019|News, Safety|

Some things don't change... According to the OSHA Information System data from Oct. 1, 2018 to Aug. 15, 2019, Fall Protection again topped the list of most cited OSHA violations. The agency and Safety+Health announced Tuesday at the National Safety Council 2019 Congress & Expo, that this is the ninth consecutive year that Fall Protection – General Requirements [...]

Backing Safety Solutions

By |2019-09-04T18:06:25+00:00September 4th, 2019|News, Safety|

Video clips abound on social media (and most have gone viral) related to careless forklift driving that usually end with catastrophic results.  Often, they occur when an otherwise good forklift operator forgets the safety basics of knowing what is behind him or what tight clearances may exist while the driver is backing up. The end [...]

Transportation Canada’s Sandbox

By |2019-08-27T13:26:12+00:00August 27th, 2019|Compliance, Environmental, News, Regulations|

The Department of Transportation is working with Transport Canada (TC) on TC’s 3-year sandbox electronic shipping papers program. During this time, various applications and devices will be used to replace the paper shipping documents required to travel with hazardous waste in transit. “Sandbox” is a term used to describe a safe space to experiment in [...]

Change or Pay the Penalty

By |2019-08-23T18:38:24+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

A glass company in Moraine, Ohio faces $724,380 in penalties after OSHA recently cited them for exposing employees to multiple safety and health hazards.  But, this wasn’t the first time. OSHA initiated this latest inspection of the automotive glass manufacturer under the Agency’s Site-Specific Targeting program which directs enforcement resources to workplaces where the highest [...]

Pharma Waste Regulated by RCRA

By |2019-08-23T18:51:14+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Compliance, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations|

Many localities and sewer districts have been trying for years to discourage citizens from disposing of their unused, outdated or unneeded pharmaceuticals by flushing them down the drain. Did you know It was common practice for Health care facilities and reverse distributors1 to flush pharmaceuticals? Such actions were governed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) [...]

Leadership and Managing Change

By |2019-08-23T12:33:33+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Employee, Health, News|

Technology is changing, the workforce demographics are changing as well as your customer demands – how do you keep up with it all? Imagine this – you have a great idea, a new technology that will improve productivity and sales.  You and the leadership team have been planning this, you researched the best technology provider [...]

Be Recognized For Your Commitment to Safety

By |2019-08-23T20:07:38+00:00August 5th, 2019|Employee, News, Regulations, Safety|

  Are you among the estimated 27,000 businesses who are planning to proudly display your commitment to safety by participating in this year’s Safe + Sound Week August 12th through August 18th? The week-long event encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety. Businesses that incorporate safety and health [...]