osha compliance Articles

  • NFPA 820 Compliance in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are essential structures in cities and small communities. Such facilities are closely monitored by several professional institutions, such as OSHA and the NFPA. When it comes to the latter group, guidelines set forth in NFPA 820 are regulations that dictate fire hazards in such facilities. Fire related accidents in wastewater treatment facilities are uncommon. However, ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Occupational Airborne Hazards and the Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection

    Each year, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.  It is comprised and compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff from across the country.  Most years, one of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Emergency Planning & ADA

    A year ago, Laura, an SCM Team member, fell and fractured her knee cap.  Following surgery, for the next few months, she was non-ambulatory.  She could not walk with that knee.  She became very aware of the difficulties faced by people with special challenges and impairments.  Her experiences bring to mind that whether permanent or temporary, there are times where additional ...

  • New - Recordkeeping Online!

    Last week, we highlighted a new California driving law that went into effect on January 1, 2017.  This week we are looking at a new OSHA requirement that started as of the first of this year as well.  Some employers are now required to post their Injury and Illness logs (300A) online.  Are you one of them?  How do you know? ...

  • Hot work and fire prevention

    On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas had a fire. Did you see it on the news? A link to a media report is to the right. At first, the fire was related to the fire at the Monte Carlo Resort that happened in 2008, caused by a spark from hot work on the roof. The latest news is that the investigation is not complete and the cause has yet to be determined. But the thought that ...

  • Silica and Silicosis - Quiz

    On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas had a fire. Did you see it on the news? A link to a media report is to the right. At first, the fire was related to the fire at the Monte Carlo Resort that happened in 2008, caused by a spark from hot work on the roof. The latest news is that the investigation is not complete and the cause has yet to be determined. But the thought that ...

  • Situational Awareness: The Often-Ignored Hazard Control

    Within the scope and context of high-reliability safety cultures, hazard control extends into a third dimension of situational awareness beyond conditions and behaviors. While safe conditions are both required by regulatory compliance measures (OSHA, n.d.) as well as promulgated by national consensus standards and provide basic hazard control mechanisms for stagnant hazards such as machinery ...

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