Although National Protect Your Hearing Month (October) just ended, our job of protecting our employee’s hearing never ends so we are pleased to share this excellent NIOSH Science Blog Post with you. Here are three tips for choosing the right hearing protector: We live in a noisy world. Some noises can damage our hearing, leading to
From the NSC Congress & Expo in Houston as published in Safety & Health Magazine Fall Protection is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the eighth consecutive year, the agency and Safety+Health announced Tuesday at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented preliminary data for OSHA’s
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
“Sure, it sometimes gets a little noisy out in Production, but do I need a Hearing Conservation Program and, if so, why should I implement one?” Simply stated, excessive noise could be putting your organization at risk. Beyond the permanent hearing loss resulting from on-going exposure to excessive noise, it can also interfere with concentration,
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
Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating the Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) Program using injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year (CY) 2016. The program will target high injury rate establishments in both the manufacturing
CTI is pleased to share the following article with you which originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Occupational Health & Safety. Hopefully this will “clear up” some of the confusion (along with the crystalline silica) swirling around the workplace. On June 23, most provisions of OSHA's silica standard for general industry became enforceable. Many employers
From EHS Today - August 23, 2018 Although the number of motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2018 has fallen slightly, according to a new report from the National Safety Council (NSC), there were still approximately 18,720 people who died on U.S. roadways between January and June (compared to the NSC's revised estimate
Shared from OSHA Trade Release dated July 27, 2018: WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular individual by removing provisions of the "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses"
As you likely already know from reading CTI's previous blog on e-manifesting, EPA’s e-manifesting system went live on June 30th despite serious concerns regarding its lack of full functionality, the objections from Department of Homeland Security over some of the “P” and “U” list waste codes, and work-arounds for some state’s waste codes (like Texas).