As road repair and construction projects kick into high gear for summer, so does workers’ risk of exposure to breathable silica dust. Workers can be exposed to silica during abrasive blasting work, stonecutting, rock drilling, or the manufacturing of bricks, cement, and asphalt. Silica is also used in adhesives, paints, soaps, and glass.
Take this quick lithium battery quiz to test your knowledge of the latest lithium battery regulations and the history of these batteries in commerce.
Let’s review two recent OSHA citations that involved lockout/tagout violations to see how these procedures can save lives at any facility where employees maintain or service machinery.
If I send my employee to a HAZWOPER training course, will it cover their annual RCRA hazardous waste personnel training?
New Jersey’s smog problem continues to worsen as the 2019 State of the Air report from the American Lung Association shows 10 counties rated F, the worst grade possible for ozone air quality, also known as ground-level air pollution or smog.
CA state lawmakers were scheduled to vote on the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act on April 23, but the state Assembly’s Environment, Safety, and Toxic Materials Committee put off the vote when it became clear that supporters did not have the necessary votes to move the bill forward.
The US Chemical Hazard and Safety investigation Board (CSB) this month called for EPA to initiate a review and update of its 1993 hydrofluoric acid (HF) study. CSB urges EPA to determine whether current risk management plans are adequate to prevent a catastrophic release of HF.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently found dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals at an unlicensed solid-waste facility in Vernon, NJ. The staggering seven-story dirt pile that had allegedly been operating as an illegal dump site has recently come under increased scrutiny.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Wing Aviation LLC as the first delivery drone operator in the US by certifying the Alphabet-owned company as a commercial airline. They will soon be able to deliver goods via drone to communities in Virginia.
The smartphones, laptops, tablets, and GPS trackers may keep lone workers accessible, but they don’t perform the job. So how can we keep EHS employees safe without relying exclusively on technology?
Find out which tanks and substances
are regulated under EPA’s Underground
Storage Tank (UST) program. Plus, find out which common exclusions are no longer required for tank owners and operators after October 2018.