OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released guidance for employers regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. As US cases begin to make headlines, employers should take steps to prevent rapid transmission of the coronavirus.
Last month, OSHA issued a $221,257 penalty to a New York biscotti manufacturer for allegedly exposing its workers to falls and forklift hazards among other safety violations.
A nonprofit watchdog group released a report that shows elevated benzene levels at 10 oil refineries throughout the US. While this is not illegal, EPA regulations require the refineries to investigate the cause of elevated emissions and take steps to reduce them.
EPA has released TSCA draft risk evaluations for trichloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride. These two substances are numbers seven and eight on EPA’s list of the first ten chemicals scheduled for risk review, respectively.
Update: CSB's Final Rule on reporting accidental releases takes effect on March 23, 2020. The new regulation requires owners or operators of chemical facilities to report on accidental releases.
OSHA is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new webpage designed to highlight its major accomplishments through the years. OSHA plans to use the webpage to provide additional anniversary information throughout the year and announce special events.
In this week's Roundup, an oil refinery and a paper mill are ordered to pay over $4 million to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Plus, learn how an Arizona pool supply company allegedly violated Federal pestcide regulations.
One of many notable changes in the revised RCRA regulations are provisions that bolster emergency preparedness requirements for both small and large quantity generators "in areas where hazardous waste is generated and accumulated," include satellite accumulation areas.
Craft Brewing Business recently published a list of six common OSHA violations in the craft brewing industry that was later picked up by Occupational Health & Safety. As more and more craft brewers emerge and expand their workforce, employers in the brewing industry are realizing their own unique responsibilities to protect their employees.
We are packing our bags and getting ready for a jam-packed spring at the nation's biggest EHS events in 2020. Join us in person or follow us on social media for live updates!
To record or not to record? That is the question when an employee gets sick or injured at work. In most cases, injuries that occur at work are work-related and must be recorded to maintain compliance with OSHA regulation. That said, OSHA provides nine specific exceptions to this general rule.