Stevenson Oil & Chemical

By | 2018-06-06T20:19:50+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Great customers with great experiences share their EHS consultant with their vendors, clients, friends and family. In return, we’d like to highlight one of our best clients and biggest fans, Stevenson Oil & Chemical, in our Spring newsletter. Sue, President of Stevenson Oil and Company, has been working in the family business for 20 years.


By | 2018-06-06T19:09:00+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety, Uncategorized|

(Ed. note - Yes, that title is a shameless takeoff from the credit card commercial. AND,  our goals are the same - your financial wellbeing.)  Over the 37 years spent in this industry I have done many presentations to various manufacturing business groups on the topic of what a CEO needs to know about the

OSHA Will Enforce Beryllium Standard Starting May 11, 2018

By | 2018-08-13T18:38:59+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Do you process beryllium containing materials in your manufacturing or construction?  Beryllium has a long history, having been known to the ancient Egyptians in beryl gemstones like aquamarine and emeralds. Today, Beryllium is utilized as an alloying agent in producing beryllium copper, which is extensively used for springs, electrical contacts, spot-welding electrodes, and non-sparking tools. Beryllium is

“If Only I had…” Poem by Glenn Miller

By | 2018-05-25T19:12:55+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Production was humming and all seemed so glad, ‘Though shortcuts in safety were known to be bad, No one had experienced the true depths of “sad” That accompanies the phrase, “If Only I had….” It seemed oh, so tragic how he ended his life, And now we must face his children and wife, We could

Does Your Process Require an Air Permit?

By | 2018-05-25T18:59:06+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

An $800,000 proposed fine is not “chump change” for any company.  Yet, that’s what a specialty chemical producer in Woodhill, Ohio faces for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act when it made modifications to its five kilns. Under the Clean Air Act, building new sources of air pollution and modifying existing sources in certain ways require

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated

By | 2018-05-25T14:23:52+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

When it comes to the federal worker safety agencies, Mark Twain was right!  The initial federal budgets that were proposed brought much consternation from unions about worker safety, hand-wringing from the media and activist groups, and speculation that entire agencies like the Chemical Safety Board (and even OSHA itself) may be gone entirely.  Although CTI,

Respirators—Mandatory or Voluntary, Know the Difference

By | 2017-10-27T20:28:09+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It's more important than ever for employers to stay focused on OSHA regulations—not only to avoid citations and costly fines, but also to protect the organization's most valuable asset, the employees. As Published in Occupational Health & Safety by Steve Adamavich Most people do not think twice when they pick up and use a respirator

OSHA & PHMSA (DOT) Seeking Comments

By | 2017-10-27T19:33:24+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Compliance, Health, News, Regulations, Safety, Uncategorized|

OSHA’s Hazard Communications-GHS (2012) Regulation is slated for its five-year review and several changes are proposed.  If you have suggestions on how to better synchronize or clarify the OSHA HazCom and/or DOT Regulations with the Global Harmonized System (GHS) Standard, OSHA and PHMSA is requesting your input. OSHA is scheduled to lead a public meeting

Do You Need a Hazmat Transportation Security Plan?

By | 2017-10-26T20:32:56+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you offer or transport certain hazardous materials (hazmat), you may be required to develop and implement a Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Plan. In addition, Security Plan training is required for each hazmat employee whose employer is required to have a Security Plan. Here is some guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). What

2017 Top 10 OSHA Violations

By | 2017-10-26T19:40:48+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Top 10 OSHA Violations Announced at National Safety Congress: On Sept. 26th, at the National Safety Council's Annual Congress & Expo, OSHA Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, announced the preliminary list of 10 standards most frequently cited by the agency’s inspectors during Fiscal Year 2017. Fall protection was the most-cited standard for the seventh