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Three Dangerous Misconceptions Surrounding OSHA’s Silica Dust Standard for General Industry

By | 2018-09-12T20:06:26+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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

The Department of Labor Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

By | 2018-08-06T12:59:08+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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"

Ready or Not, e-Manifesting Is Here

By | 2018-07-18T14:26:56+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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).

Five Key Machine Safeguarding Trends

By | 2018-07-17T20:11:33+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Lack of proper machine guarding (per 1910.212) is perennially among the Top 10 violations cited by OSHA. CTI is pleased to share this article from EHS Today Newsletter which highlights how technology is changing the way manufacturers safeguard their machines. Keeping up-to-date with the latest OSHA/ANSI codes can be a challenge for manufacturers. But, advancements

EPA adds NPEs to Toxics Release Inventory

By | 2018-07-17T19:56:40+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency is adding 13 nonylphenol ethoxylates to its Toxics Release Inventory Program, which “tracks the management of listed toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment.” The final rule goes into effect in the 2019 TRI reporting year, and the first reporting forms are due July 1, 2020.

Quick Tips on an SPCC Plan

By | 2018-07-25T19:40:24+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

What is a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan? The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule is to help facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. This rule is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s oil spill prevention program and was published under the

What is Digital Transformation and why should I care? (Guest Article)

By | 2018-07-23T20:16:36+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Guest Article - Alan Lupas, StoneDonut Everyone seems to be talking about digital transformation lately, and why they need to transform the way they do business. But what really is Digital Transformation, and why should we even care about it? Michael Dell, famed CEO of Dell Computers, had a few things to say about digital

Safe and Sound Week

By | 2018-07-12T20:14:02+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages Americans to commit to workplace safety and health by participating in Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018. Over 200 organizations and businesses are partnering with OSHA to promote the importance of safety and health programs. Implementing a safety and

EPA Outreach for Permits to Install and Operate

By | 2018-07-11T12:20:32+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Ohio EPA, Division of Air Pollution Announces Early Stakeholder Outreach on Ohio’s Permits-to-Install New Sources and Permit-to-Install and Operate Rules The Agency is seeking stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules within OAC chapter 3745-31. This chapter provides requirements for installation and modification of all new and existing air contaminant sources, as well as operation