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Be Prepared: OSHA HazCom Revision

By |2018-10-30T15:46:53+00:00October 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00August 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,

OSHA Revises its Online Whistleblower Complaint Form

By |2017-07-31T13:48:15+00:00July 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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