Changes to Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

In November, OSHA issued a final rule that modifies the general industry standards on walking-working surfaces. These updates have been made to the Walking-Working Surfaces Rule in order to reduce injuries and fatalities related to slips, trips, falls and other walking-working surface incidents in the workplace. As is usually the case, protecting employees is the primary emphasis of the rule. In...

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New OSHA Silica Standard Covering Silica Dust

Is your business in compliance with the new OSHA Silica standard covering silica dust? On June 23, 2016 the revision to the new rule limiting the amount of silica dust exposure went into effect. The new rule establishes a PEL of 50 micrograms of crystalline silica per cubic meter based on an 8-hour time-weighted average. Previously, the PEL was determined using a calculation of the percentage of...

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Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

OSHA® Compliance Each year, millions of workers suffer serious injuries and illnesses on the job. Under the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers must provide their workers with worksites free of recognized serious hazards. In order to help prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has for decades required employers to...

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HMIS Compliance: Is your business compliant?

A Hazardous Material Inventory Statement, or HMIS, is a document required of businesses by local fire departments to assist in understanding the different chemicals on site as well as the amounts and location within the facility of these chemicals.

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OSHA recently revised its recordkeeping rule

OSHA recently revised its recordkeeping rule. These changes will take place January 1, 2015.

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