osha compliance Articles

  • Columbus puts Compliance Suite™ to the task

    Longtime user of Training Management Software implements additional programs in an aggressive, automated enterprise-wide efficiency strategy When Columbus, Ga., official Roy Reese was first tasked with developing and implementing the city's employee training program, he knew he would need the support of a robust information management system. It had been 25 years since the city had conducted ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Environmental/Safety Management: Dissecting an OSHA Inspection

    Understanding OSHA inspections can help utilities prepare, preventing fines and penalties associated with non-compliance. While catastrophes and fatal accidents are obvious inspection triggers, almost half of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Admini- stration) visitations are complaint-driven. Therefore, the best way to avoid an inspection—and potential fines and penalties—is to eliminate ...


    By 3E Company

  • Managing compliance: Spotlight on MSDS and labels

    The world of chemical regulatory compliance is growing in complexity. For organizations evaluating, producing, storing, using or transporting products that contain regulated materials, accessing and understanding the information necessary to maintain the highest levels of compliance is no small or simple task. As product sourcing and formulations proliferate and organizations expand into new ...


    By 3E Company

  • Columbus Puts Compliance SuiteTM to the Task

    Untitled Document Longtime user of Training Management Software implements additional programs in an aggressive, automated enterprise-wide efficiency strategy ...


    By IHS Markit

  • EU-OSHA successful benchmarking: how is it done?

    In a recent report, EU-OSHA reviews benchmarking schemes throughout Europe. Case studies of occupational safety and health (OSH) schemes outline success factors and obstacles and demonstrate the diversity of schemes that exist in Europe. Benchmarking can help to reduce accidents and ill health, improve compliance with the law and cut costs. The report provides practical guidance on how ...

  • OSHA National Emphasis Programs — Status and future

    As reported in a previous article (“The NEP may prove costly to process safety,” BIC magazine, August 2007), OSHA published a refinery National Emphasis Program (NEP) under compliance directive CPL 03-00-004 in June 2007, and began inspections. As of mid-April, a compilation of industry data showed seven NEP inspections complete with citations issued, two more complete and waiting on citations ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • It’s Time to Prepare for an OSHA PSM Inspection

    Companies who are required to comply with OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard (1910:119) should be on high alert now that inspectors are being encouraged to complete more time-consuming, complex investigations. The reason? OSHA’s new enforcement weighting ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Reducing OSHAS 18001 Registration Time with Comprehensive

    Along with pursing standards such as ISO9001 and ISO 14001 certification, more and more companies are also pursuing OHSAS 18001 registration in order to enjoy the many benefits that come with such registration or certification. These benefits include: · Potential reduction in the number of injuries · Potential reduction in downtime and related costs · Potential production efficiency increase ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • IndustrySafe safety software and VPP Compliance case study

    The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) partners with businesses and worksites to achieve excellence in occupational safety and health. Sites are committed to effective employee protection beyond the requirements of OSHA standards. VPP participants develop and implement systems to effectively identify, evaluate, prevent, and control ...

  • What To Do When OSHA Arrives - Part 1

    Continuing Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers You have been the new plant safety manager for a little over two months. During this timeframe you have had the opportunity to review the limited number of safety procedures left in your office by your predecessor and you are beginning to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Enhesa flash - global ehs compliance assurance

    Regulating endocrine disrupting chemicalsA success story? Are you aware of which substances are classified as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC)? Do you carry out any operations involving EDC? These are the types of questions that are being considered by many companies in light of significant consumer, government and industry concern for EDC. In order to further delve into this ...

  • SDS System Supports Global Regulatory Compliance

    Environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services firm 3E Company has announced the immediate availability of MSDgen 6.53, the latest version of its safety data sheet (SDS) authoring system. The new release includes enhancements aimed at streamlining global hazard communication initiatives, including expanded regulatory information for the Vietnamese and ...


    By 3E Company

  • Southwest Airlines’ Compliance Management Soars with 3E

    Southwest Airlines aims to use its 436 (and growing) colorful planes to safely move over 70 million Customers and 288 million pounds of cargo annually. That cargo and Customer baggage can contain all types of materials in them including clothing, paperwork, birthday presents, food stuffs and many other commercial products. Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) are not allowed on Southwest Airlines (with ...


    By 3E Company

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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

  • New OSHA program in 2010 targets hexavalent chromium (Hex Chrome)

    OSHA has launched a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) in 2010, designed to target workplaces with exposures to hexavalent chromium and certain other metals such as antimony, arsenic, cadmium, lead and iron oxide. Targeted industries include electroplating, aircraft manufacturing, welding, shipbuilding, iron and steel mills, ferrous foundries, chrome color manufacturing and other pigment ...

  • OSHA Clarifies June, 2015 Hazcom Deadline for Chemical Blenders

    OSHA has provided additional clarity and guidance to chemical blenders who rely on downstream SDS information from their suppliers.  Previously, chemical blenders were caught in a no win situation.  If they need to re-author their MSDS's into the new SDS/GHS format by June, 2015, how can they comply if they have not received the updated SDS from their suppliers?  Thanks to the ...


    By M3V Data Management

  • Inspections of temporary worker agencies double in response to OSHA memorandum

    Since inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were told April 29 to pay more attention to issues involving temporary workers, the number of inspections of temporary staffing agencies has doubled compared with last year, OSHA inspection data show. In the April 29 memorandum, OSHA compliance officers were instructed to record when and where they find workers from temporary ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • How can Safety Management Software help you Achieve Regulatory Compliance?

    Achieving compliance with environmental health and safety regulations is one of the key responsibilities of individuals in Environmental Health and Safety positions. This article examines the way in which safety management software allows organizations to achieve and/or exceed regulatory compliance. Regulatory compliance (especially on-site audits by regulatory authorities) often focuses on ...

  • GHS and its impact on supply chain risk management and compliance

    The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS — developed by a United Nations committee of experts — seeks to facilitate international trade through standardized classification and labeling of chemicals and to improve the overall clarity of available hazard information. Because of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) impending ...


    By 3E Company

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