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
How does your Waste Management Plan measure up? Use our checklist below to score your plan and find gaps that may be discovered by an EPA audit. Please note: This checklist assumes that you are a Large Quantity Generator and generate more than 2200 pounds of hazardous waste in any month during the year. If
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
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
caution sign OSHA created Subpart D, “Walking-Working Surfaces” in 1971 and has attempted revisions in 1973, 1990, and 2010. After 26 years of trying, spurred largely by the ever-increasing number of fatalities due to falls in both the construction and general industry sectors, OSHA has finalized a significant overhaul of existing Subpart D
The Village of Cuyahoga Heights invited local businesses for perch and pulled pork at Klima Gardens on September 16, 2016. While the attendees arrived there was plenty of time to connect with fellow business people and meet the new appointments within the city. In the photo below, Steve Kovatch, CTI President, is talking compliance with
Much debate still exists about OSHA's final rule on recordkeeping and, more importantly, on OSHA making that information public. Here, again, are the facts (as first published in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News): FACT: Under the new rule, all establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must electronically submit to OSHA
Emergency lighting, including exit signage, is subject to a 30-second test every month and an annual 90-minute test to ensure that the system will function correctly in the event of an emergency.