compliance

Choose the Best Hearing Protection

By | 2018-11-05T17:02:27+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, Safety, Uncategorized|

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

Violations Continue to Plague Ohio Manufacturers

By | 2018-10-22T16:43:19+00:00 October 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

Some Scary Facts

By | 2018-10-21T18:12:08+00:00 October 21st, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, Holiday, News, Safety|

Recent surveys have shown: By the age of 21, most American Millennials have spent 6000 to 9000 hours playing video games and less than 2000 hours reading books. (need to rethink your training techniques??) Of the respondents to a 2018 United Academy survey, only 53% of the firms trained temporary workers and only 41% offered

Be Prepared: OSHA HazCom Revision

By | 2018-10-30T15:46:53+00:00 October 21st, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety, Uncategorized|

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

WHAT’S IN YOUR FOLDER?

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

Are you Budgeted for the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System?

By | 2018-05-25T12:45:56+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Environmental, Regulations|

It has been a long time in coming since, in May 2001, the Federal EPA initially proposed to transition from paper-based to electronic-based reporting. EPA is now establishing the e-Manifest system according to the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, enacted into law on October 5, 2012, and EPA has announced it will be launching e-Manifest

One Thing Leads To Another!

By | 2017-03-21T14:28:04+00:00 March 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

As the EHS Professional, What Are Your Greatest Concerns?

By | 2017-03-21T14:00:37+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

A change in Administrations typically results in a degree of uncertainty and a cloudier “crystal ball” than usual, when trying to predict what an EHS Professional’s main focus needs to be for the coming year. Now, with only a couple of months of President Trump’s highest priorities on which to judge any likely changes in

EPA Extends Comment Periods for Rules on Trichloroethylene

By | 2017-03-09T21:34:51+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Compliance, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations|

The Environmental Protection Agency is extending the comment periods for two proposed rules on the toxic chemical trichloroethylene. One proposed rule would ban use of TCE as an aerosol degreaser and for spot cleaning in dry cleaning facilities. The comment period for the rule has been pushed back to March 16 from Feb. 14, according to a notice published