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2019 Most Cited OSHA Violations

By |2019-09-11T18:37:53+00:00September 11th, 2019|News, Safety|

Some things don't change... According to the OSHA Information System data from Oct. 1, 2018 to Aug. 15, 2019, Fall Protection again topped the list of most cited OSHA violations. The agency and Safety+Health announced Tuesday at the National Safety Council 2019 Congress & Expo, that this is the ninth consecutive year that Fall Protection – General Requirements

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

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

12,934 Reasons to Stay In-Compliance

By |2019-05-09T19:27:25+00:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Why should YOU care about OSHA compliance? When asked this question, most Health & Safety Professionals first state the “best” reason, “To assure all our workers go home safely at night to their families”. Many Marketing and Sales folks state their concern over the potential “cost” of damaging the company’s reputation; when a company’s image

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

NIOSH center to focus on ‘safe integration of robots’ in the workplace

By |2017-11-10T15:04:03+00:00November 10th, 2017|Health, News, Safety|

Shared as first published in Safety & Health Magazine 11/9/17 Citing a “knowledge gap related to robotics and worker safety and health,” NIOSH has launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research in an effort to evaluate the possible advantages and hazards of robot workers, as well as foster safe robot-human interactions. According to NIOSH, 61 robot-related worker

Is the Federal Budget Landing the Great Lakes in “Deep Water”?

By |2017-03-22T13:05:16+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

President Trump already has signed Executive Orders that reduce the likelihood that additional OSHA or EPA regulations will be promulgated in the foreseeable future and that start the process of rolling back regulations already in place. Eliminating existing regulations takes more time, but it can be done. In addition, regulations that were under development when

One Thing Leads To Another!

By |2017-03-21T14:28:04+00:00March 21st, 2017|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

It is definitely true that, once an inspector is on-site (especially if allowed to wander the site to observe processes/actions unrelated to the stated purpose of the inspection), one finding often does lead to another as evidenced in the following example from the latest OSHA March 17 Quick Takes newsletter: Ohio printing company receives multiple

Environmental Protection Agency Compliance Calendar

By |2018-12-20T16:10:41+00:00December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Environmental, News, Regulations, Uncategorized|

In the Fall CTI Newsletter, I had developed and shared a 2017 Health and Safety Compliance Calendar with our avid readers, recommending some advanced thinking and planning for the health and safety portion of a 2017 Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance calendar.  Many of you also wear the hat of “environmental compliance manager” or some similar