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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

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

Transportation Canada’s Sandbox

By |2019-08-27T13:26:12+00:00August 27th, 2019|Compliance, Environmental, News, Regulations|

The Department of Transportation is working with Transport Canada (TC) on TC’s 3-year sandbox electronic shipping papers program. During this time, various applications and devices will be used to replace the paper shipping documents required to travel with hazardous waste in transit. “Sandbox” is a term used to describe a safe space to experiment in

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

NIOSH center to focus on ‘safe integration of robots’ in the workplace

By |2017-11-10T15:04:03+00:00November 10th, 2017|Health, News, Safety|

Shared as first published in Safety & Health Magazine 11/9/17 Citing a “knowledge gap related to robotics and worker safety and health,” NIOSH has launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research in an effort to evaluate the possible advantages and hazards of robot workers, as well as foster safe robot-human interactions. According to NIOSH, 61 robot-related worker

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

By |2017-08-16T18:45:38+00:00August 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,

EPA Extends Comment Periods for Rules on Trichloroethylene

By |2017-03-09T21:34:51+00:00March 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

Environmental Protection Agency Compliance Calendar

By |2018-12-20T16:10:41+00:00December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Environmental, News, Regulations, Uncategorized|

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