regulation

OSHA using Drones for Facility Inspections

By | 2019-01-02T20:43:32+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

We are sharing this article first published in EHS Today, as written by David Sparkman on 12/28/18: OSHA’s use of drones requires consent of the employer, who may be wary of granting it due to under-developed guidelines. Although many employers may not be aware of it, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now

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

Beryllium Standard Deadline Extended

By | 2018-08-13T19:33:53+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Some Compliance Dates For General Industry Beryllium Standard   OSHA Release dated 8/8/18: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a final rule to extend the compliance date for specific ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to Dec. 12,

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