osha compliance Articles

  • No Fishing and Hunting for MSDSs at Cabela`s When 3E Provides the Gear

    Background Cabela's is the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear.  Cabela's retail division operates a chain of innovative and popular stores throughout the U.S. As much wildlife museums and education centers as retail stores, Cabela's showrooms provide a truly unique shopping experience. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Industrial hygiene assessment of a large chemical manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea®Group was contracted by a large international chemical manufacturing organization to provide a plant-wide industrial hygiene assessment of chemical and noise exposures within their facility. The overall objective of the project was to evaluate worker exposures, compare results as to compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, and to provide ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The Revised Personal Protective Equipment Standards for General Industry

     Over the years, the OSHA Standard regarding personal protective equipment has changed as times have changed. Most recently, in the early 1990's, OSHA conducted a comprehensive review of their Personal Protective Equipment Standard for General Industry. That study showed that the practices set forth in the existing regulation were outdated, and that they focused primarily on workplace issues ...


  • How Will GHS Affect You?

    Regulatory compliance is a major concern for all of us and this is an especially revolutionary time in terms of environmental health and safety compliance. The adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is the hot topic of discussion, both domestically and internationally. SiteHawk recently attended the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) hosted teleconference discussing the United ...


    By SiteHawk

  • Occupational exposures to lead-based paint in structural steel demolition and residential renovation work

    Occupational exposures to lead are characterised for a number of different lead-based paint abatement techniques in two work settings: residential renovation and structural steel demolition. Exposure levels reported during heavy structural steel demolition work involving acetylene torch cutting, welding, and abrasive blasting can be more than 100 times greater than the permissible exposure limit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New approaches in MSDS management

    From its inception to present day, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has evolved, mostly for convenience, into a document that provides data in greater detail than the standard requires. The creation and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) was mandated by OSHA via the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) on Nov. 23, 1983, and amended on Sept. 23, 1987, to include all employers ...


    By 3E Company

  • Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

    In recent months OSHA and NIOSH have begun cracking down on organizations for their historically lax treatment of temporary workers in regard to safety. The reasoning for this increased attention, along with subsequent stiff fines is twofold. According to Dave Michaels, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, there are 23% more temporary workers in the job market than there were before the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – Eliminating Injuries from Electricity

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Respiratory protection in the face of a pandemic

    If 2009’s recent media coverage regarding the spread of the H1N1 virus caused your organization to reconsider whether you need a respiratory protection plan for your employees, you were not alone. David Lahoda, Managing Editor of OSHA Watch and contributor to OSHA Healthcare Advisor, recently blogged on the wake-up call many of us have received as we rush to get our respiratory protection plans ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • The Hazard Communication Rule: Their Right to Know; Your Duty to Inform

    Untitled Document More than 32 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemical hazards on the job. If you find that ...


  • Hazcom changes loom on the horizon

    During the past few years, the global regulatory landscape has changed with the implementation of the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS has become an essential component of corporate account globalization plans, with its effect felt throughout the global supply chain. Many countries have implemented GHS — but not always ...


    By 3E Company

  • IndustrySafe safety software case study

    Introduction IndustrySafe Safety Software is a web-based safety data management solution developed by TRA so organizations can track incidents, corrective actions, OSHA reporting, training, claims, inspections, hazards, behavioral based safety, and more. IndustrySafe clients include leaders in manufacturing, construction, government, and transportation. General ...

  • Safety Revolution: How I2P2 Will Reshape Your Business

    There’s a big change on the horizon in American workplace health and safety and it will affect every business across the U.S. in every sector. It’s called I2P2 , the Injury and Illness Protection Program, and it’s in everyone’s interest to get to know it better, because it’s going to reshape the occupational health and safety landscape – permanently. If you ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • GHS and its impact on the regulated community

    As OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) nears its 25th anniversary since being adapted, the agency is considering modifications to the standard by incorporating elements of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This system was initially adapted by the United Nations in 2002 with the goal of having as many countries as possible implement it by ...


    By MSDS Writer, L.L.C

  • Strategies for Selecting an SDS Authoring Solution - New Regulations and Requirements Add Complexity

    Effective, compliant, and up-to-date hazard communication documents, especially Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), are a global requirement and a critical centerpiece for effective product stewardship practices throughout the product life cycle. Unfortunately, tracking international chemical regulatory guidelines and providing accurate and compliant hazard communication has never been more complex. The ...


    By 3E Company

  • 5 Questions To Ask Before Choosing An Electronic MSDS Management System

    MSDS Management is a real pain in the neck, to put it one way. If you secretly know you're not 100% in compliance, you're not alone. OSHA studies show that only around 70% of a company's hazardous chemical inventory has accurate MSDS's available. But what can you do? Electronic MSDS management is being adopted with increasing frequency. After all, anything has to be better than trying to keep ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • More than penalty avoidance - the role of the MSDS throughout the supply chain

    Environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance programs are typically geared toward delivering continuous improvement in performance and/or reducing risk. Companies that want to deliver sustainable ongoing improvements in compliance associated with handling chemicals are best advised to take a full-lifecycle approach to understanding and managing chemical product compliance across the ...


    By 3E Company

  • Health & Safety in a Modernized Mining Environment

    Dr. Deonie Botha, Head of Research & Development at NOSA, explores new and emerging occupational safety and health risks and challenges as identified by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)'s in their recent foresight report. These identified risks and challenges are: The impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on work and OSH; ...

  • Tennessee`s sumner county saves taxpayers millions by self administering insurance claims

    Sumner County is a testament to the beauty of Tennessee. The county surrounds scenic Old Hickory Lake and rests just north of Nashville. It has been home to music legends such as Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. The population has grown rapidly over the past decade and a half, bringing new challenges to the county government's Risk Management office. 'When I came to work for the county 14 years ago, ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF): Pollution Prevention for the Pulp and Paper Industry

    Imagine being in charge of a chemical company. One day a fire breaks out, and an employee, designated as a first responder, is killed fighting the blaze. Then OSHA investigators discover that the man died primarily because both his training and his equipment were inadequate. This scenario is why CPL 2-2.59A should put anyone who runs a HAZMAT facility into a state of introspection. These ...

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