Regulations

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

Are you ready for SARA 313 Reporting?

By |2019-05-09T19:46:58+00:00May 9th, 2019|Environmental, Regulations|

TRI/ SARA 313/ Form R Reporting Regardless of what you call it, the next 7/1/19 deadline for this environmental report is quickly approaching! Are you one of the companies required to file a TRI report under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).? If you are not certain: Compare your SIC code to the

Violations Continue to Plague Ohio Manufacturers

By |2018-10-22T16:43:19+00:00October 21st, 2018|Compliance, Employee, News, Regulations, Uncategorized|

Machine Guarding, Lock-out/ Tag-out and Hearing Conservation Violations Continue to Plague Ohio Manufacturers While some manufacturers seem to (mistakenly) believe that OSHA has lost their initiative to enforce the long-established safety regulations, evidence to the contrary continues to hit those manufacturers who choose to “back-burner” their safety improvement actions. Two such recent cases which occurred