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Changes to Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in OSHA Compliance, Workplace Safety | Comments Off on 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 addition, the changes will create consistency between the construction and general industry standards. It will also provide for flexibility and...

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New OSHA Silica Standard Covering Silica Dust

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Industrial Hygiene News & Information, OSHA Compliance, Workplace Safety | Comments Off on 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 silica in total dust.  While this makes the results less complicated to interpret, the new figure is easily exceeded in many work environments. The...

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Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in OSHA Compliance, Workplace Safety | Comments Off on 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 keep track of their workers’ injuries and illnesses by recording them in what is often called an “OSHA log.” Full details are covered in the included...

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Protecting Your Employees’ Hearing

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Protecting Your Employees’ Hearing

According to NIOSH, 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous noise at work. This has resulted in a permanent hearing loss for about 10 million workers. Loud noises can cause hearing loss by damaging the delicate hair cells in the inner ear. Most of the time, this damage happens gradually when prolonged exposure to loud sounds exhausts these hair cells. However, a short, intense sound—an explosion, for example— may cause immediate hearing loss.Protecting Your Employees’ Hearing Protect Your Employees’ Hearing with a Noise Evaluation The...

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Workplace Safety Program Development Requirements

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Workplace Safety Program Development Requirements

A quality workplace safety program requires a solid foundation. Many companies will talk about how safety is important, but without the appropriate building blocks in place they are often overlooking issues and operating out of compliance with regulatory agencies. Safety Program Development Requirements A safety program needs to have documented safety policies and procedures in place in order to support management’s vision and guide employees through their daily jobs. Many of these policies are standard for all companies, regardless of what...

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The Impact of a Strong Workplace Safety Program

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Industrial Hygiene News & Information, Workplace Safety | Comments Off on The Impact of a Strong Workplace Safety Program

Studies show that a company with a strong workplace safety program have fewer lost days of work, higher employee retention and improved worker efficiency. Developing an effective workplace safety program is like putting together a puzzle. It requires many different pieces.

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Free Monthly Workplace Safety Talks!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Industrial Hygiene News & Information, Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Free Monthly Workplace Safety Talks!

How does your company keep its workplace safety program fresh, consistent and current?

Would you like to offer your employees quick ideas on various safety topics?

Consider providing Monthly Safety Talks by EHS Documents, or download some of our free workplace safety documents, “Safety Bugles”.

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HMIS Compliance: Is your business compliant?

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Industrial Hygiene News & Information, OSHA Compliance | Comments Off on 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

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Industrial Hygiene News & Information, OSHA Compliance | Comments Off on OSHA recently revised its recordkeeping rule

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

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