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09/03/2013

Training for Personal Protective Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employers to provide workplaces that are “…free from recognized hazards that are… likely to cause death or serious physical harm….”[OSH Act Sec. 5-The General Duty Clause]
 
One of the methods employers may have to implement to protect employees from serious hazards is the use of ...

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08/06/2013

Proposed New Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program

Since the start of the Obama Administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has placed a high priority on establishing regulations for mandatory injury and illness prevention programs, also known as IIPP or I2P2. OSHA recently reaffirmed this intent in the Spring 2013 regulatory agenda. In the latest...

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07/30/2013

OSHA Versus EPA On Accidental Releases

Events such as the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion in April and the explosions at two manufacturing facilities in Louisiana in June have renewed interest in the regulations that have been established regarding accidental release prevention and facility security...

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07/24/2013

Spring 2013 Regulatory Agendas Now Available

On Tuesday July 23rd the Federal Register published a series of notices announcing the availability of the Spring 2013 Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory & Deregulatory Actions. The complete agendas were posted to reginfo.gov on July 5th. Tuesday’s Register contains excerpts and summaries of the full agendas to comply with the Regulatory Fexlibity Act...

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07/02/2013

Procedures for Locking Out Hazardous Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers to follow specific procedures when disabling machinery or equipment during service and maintenance. Commonly called “lockout/tagout,” the goal of these rules is to prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy. Working on a machine that is still powered on can be very dangerous. When a machine is powered down for service or maintenance...

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06/04/2013

Employee’s Role & Rights Under the OSH Act

In 1970, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. The purpose of this law is, “to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources” [OSH Act Sec. 2(b)].
 
Since the passing of the OSH Act, much of the attention has been on...

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05/07/2013

GHS Training Deadline Looming

Before December 1, 2013, more than 40 million employees at 5 million facilities nationwide must be trained on new hazard communication standards under OSHA’s new Globally Harmonized System of Classifying and Labeling Chemicals (GHS). The December 1 deadline is the first for industrial facilities working to...

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04/02/2013

Understanding and Calculating DART

Last month, OSHA issued letters to employers whose Days Away, Restricted and Transferred (DART) rates are above average for their industry sector. DART is a measurement of workplace injuries and illnesses that result in time away from work, restricted job roles, or permanent transfers to new positions. To calculate a company’s DART rate...

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04/02/2013

What to Expect from an OSHA Inspection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with protecting employees in the workplace from the many hazards they face. As such, OSHA has the authority to inspect employers’ facilities to ensure that they are correctly following all applicable safety standards [29 CFR 1903]. Should an OSHA inspector find a facility in non-compliance, he or she may assign...

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03/19/2013

OSHA Lifts Prohibition on HCS & DOT Labels on Same Package

A HazCom rule change has been announced that will affect labeling of all hazardous materials packages.  The new rule makes an important adjustment to new requirements OSHA adopted last year, known as the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classifying and labeling chemicals.
 
The rule in question pertains to....

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