OSHA, Drugs and Rock-n-Roll: A Musical Soundtrack to OSHA’s New Drug Testing and Anti-Retaliation Rule

By | 2016-12-19T19:50:02+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

Reprinted from Travis Vance article in Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog On the first of December, OSHA’s new drug testing and anti-retaliation rule took effect that impact employer policies regarding injury reporting and drug testing. It significantly  alters the circumstances when drug testing can be conducted and reemphasizes the protections for employees to report

New Slip, Trip, and Fall Revisions Start January 17, 2017

By | 2016-12-19T16:34:35+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

caution sign OSHA created Subpart D, “Walking-Working Surfaces” in 1971 and has attempted revisions in 1973, 1990, and 2010. After 26 years of trying, spurred largely by the ever-increasing number of fatalities due to falls in both the construction and general industry sectors, OSHA has finalized a significant overhaul of existing Subpart D

Transitioning to a Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for the Department of Labor and OSHA

By | 2016-11-10T20:55:35+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

As this is only a couple of days following the election, many of the “likely scenarios” and “expected trends on regulatory actions” under President-Elect Trump’s administration are only based on educated suppositions. However, the following comments by Former Assistant Secretary of Labor Edwin G. Foulke Jr. offer some interesting insider insights and plausible shifting of

Compliance Technologies, Inc attends Village of Cuyahoga Heights Mayor’s business luncheon

By | 2016-09-29T17:33:23+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Holiday, News|

The Village of Cuyahoga Heights invited local businesses for perch and pulled pork at Klima Gardens on September 16, 2016. While the attendees arrived there was plenty of time to connect with fellow business people and meet the new appointments within the city. In the photo below, Steve Kovatch, CTI President, is talking compliance with

Final GHS Deadline – But Many Companies Continue to Work Towards Achieving Compliance

By | 2016-08-24T17:52:21+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Compliance, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations|

By June 1st, all employers were to update alternative workplace labeling to GHS compliant labels on all chemicals in storage, update their Hazardous Communication (HazCom) programs and re-train employees to understand GHS pictograms and hazard warnings.  However, if your program is not 100% compliant yet, you are not alone. According to a recent study conducted by

Will OSHA’s New Record-keeping Regulations Improve Safety?

By | 2016-08-22T20:10:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

Much debate still exists about OSHA's final rule on recordkeeping and, more importantly, on OSHA making that information public.  Here, again, are the facts (as first published in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News): FACT: Under the new rule, all establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must electronically submit to OSHA

Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 3

By | 2014-11-19T17:59:43+00:00 November 19th, 2014|News|

News & Views SEASONS GREETINGS! At the close of another busy year, our thoughts turn to those who have made our progress and success possible. Thank you! All of the associates of Compliance Technologies, Inc. sincerely wish you, your families, and coworkers a safe and healthful holiday season and a successful New Year. OSHA ADVISES

Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 3

By | 2014-11-19T17:59:01+00:00 November 19th, 2014|News|

Case Study RESOLVING TO BE BETTER IN 2007 It is that time of year again when people resolve to make improvements in their lives. Often the improvements are health related: increased exercise, dieting, or quitting smoking. Sometimes, the improvements are financial: getting out of debt or improving ones’ organization with money. These are all great

Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 3

By | 2014-11-19T17:58:24+00:00 November 19th, 2014|News|

Transportation Training for Land, Sea, and Air Not sure if you or your employees need training under U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) , and International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations? U.S. DOT training rules apply to any company which performs any function in any way regulated

Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 3

By | 2014-11-19T17:54:35+00:00 November 19th, 2014|News|

OSHA’s Top-Ten Citations OSHA inspections are, more often than not, conducted without advance notice. In the manufacturing industry, between October 2005 and September 2006, OSHA cited facilities 33,182 times with fines totaling over 25 million dollars. The following Top-Ten list was generated by OSHA as the most frequently cited standards in the manufacturing industry between