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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 [...]

OSHA Focus on Amputation Risks

By |2019-12-19T15:00:43+00:00December 19th, 2019|Employee, Regulations, Safety|

U.S. Department of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) to focus agency inspections on amputation hazards in manufacturing industries. This directive updates the 2015 NEP on amputations. The NEP targets industrial and [...]

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 [...]

Managing Change across Departments

By |2019-09-12T16:11:36+00:00September 12th, 2019|Compliance, Employee, Regulations, Safety|

Some of our readers, especially those with existing Job Hazard Analysis/Job Safety Analysis programs (OSHA), Risk Management Programs (EPA), or ISO certification, already have management of change integrated into these programs. However, for those who currently are handling change more like, “ready, fire, aim…”, let me share what one of our chemical clients does to [...]

Case Study: Out Sourced EHS Team

By |2019-09-12T15:44:58+00:00September 12th, 2019|Compliance, Environmental, Health, In Plant Services, Regulations, Safety|

Who: A foreign owned aerospace company in North East Ohio. Aerospace manufacturing requires highly skilled engineers focused on quality. There are strict regulations and precise standards which these engineers and technicians must abide by to create the products they are hired to manufacture. What: Plant managers, HR, Engineering, and the executive team are all focused [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

No Exposure Certification Can Save Your Business Money

By |2019-05-09T19:13:24+00:00May 9th, 2019|Environmental, Regulations, Safety|

Stormwater is rain and snow melt that runs off the land and enters streams, rivers, and lakes. Runoff from outdoor activities or material storage areas can contain pollutants that can degrade water quality and threaten human health. Proper stormwater management minimizes these threats. Although some companies are either unaware of their obligations related to their [...]