regulation

Sorting out OSHA and ANSI

By | 2017-12-14T21:20:33+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Compliance, Employee, Regulations, Safety|

During a recent presentation to a Maintenance Roundtable group composed of local manufacturers, CTI's principal was presented with a problem that came down to figuring out how to sort out OSHA requirements and ANSI guidelines for eyewash stations. In this particular case, company personnel were struggling inter-departmentally over how to comply with an OSHA safety

What in OSHA’s Rulemaking Will “Make the Cut” In the Administration’s Regulatory Agenda?

By | 2017-08-16T18:45:38+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Compliance, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

We are pleased to share this article with you which was published in the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News July 24, 2017: The spring regulatory agenda released last week by the Trump administration showed the president making further inroads into dismantling a regulatory environment that he described during his campaign as “burdensome” to business. The agenda,

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

New Slip, Trip, and Fall Revisions Start January 17, 2017

By | 2016-12-19T16:34:35+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

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

13 Fun Facts You Never Knew About Halloween (Plus 1 to Always Remember)

By | 2016-10-24T12:41:26+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Holiday, Safety|

Halloween is the spookiest night of the year, when spirits wander the earth freely… and children wander the neighborhood seeking candy…  and  ghoulish things might happen! But how much do you really know about Halloween?

Will OSHA’s New Record-keeping Regulations Improve Safety?

By | 2016-08-22T20:10:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

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

TSCA – First Reform in 40 Years

By | 2016-08-22T19:51:31+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

On June 7, 2016, the Senate passed the House Amendments of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act  (HR 2576) which resolved a debate over preempting States from enacting their own requirements. Currently almost 30 states, led by California, have passed more than 100 laws regulating chemicals. The final version of