compliance

New Respirator Fit Protocols

By |2019-09-25T18:25:46+00:00September 25th, 2019|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a final rule that provides employers with two new fit testing protocols for ensuring that employees’ respirators fit properly. The new protocols are the modified ambient aerosol condensation nuclei counter (CNC) quantitative fit testing protocol for full-facepiece and half-mask

Managing Change across Departments

By |2019-09-12T16:11:36+00:00September 12th, 2019|Compliance, Employee, Regulations, Safety|

Some of our readers, especially those with existing Job Hazard Analysis/Job Safety Analysis programs (OSHA), Risk Management Programs (EPA), or ISO certification, already have management of change integrated into these programs. However, for those who currently are handling change more like, “ready, fire, aim…”, let me share what one of our chemical clients does to

Case Study: Out Sourced EHS Team

By |2019-09-12T15:44:58+00:00September 12th, 2019|Compliance, Environmental, Health, In Plant Services, Regulations, Safety|

Who: A foreign owned aerospace company in North East Ohio. Aerospace manufacturing requires highly skilled engineers focused on quality. There are strict regulations and precise standards which these engineers and technicians must abide by to create the products they are hired to manufacture. What: Plant managers, HR, Engineering, and the executive team are all focused

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

Violations Continue to Plague Ohio Manufacturers

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