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  • OSHA Proposes Stricter Crystalline Silica Dust Rule

    On September 12, 2013, OSHA published a proposal to revise a 40 year old rule that the agency says will save about 700 lives and prevent 1,600 new cases of silicosis each year. While the rule likely won’t be finalized for several years, employer liability will be impacted by the more rigorous proposed rule even before it is finalized. To an industrial hygienist and occupational safety ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • OSHA announces proposed silica rule, lowering PEL, ending lengthy OMB review

    Federal efforts to protect workers from silica exposure entered a new phase Aug. 23 when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finally announced its proposal for regulating silica dust. OSHA's proposed rule would set a permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air. The ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Comments on 2011 Proposed SNURs Prompt Proposal Regarding Hierarchy of Controls

    On July 28, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to the existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to align these regulations with revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communications Standard (HCS), as well as changes to the OSHA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How To Survive An OSHA Inspection

    Untitled Document While there's little upside to facing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection, it is possible to ...


    By 3E Company

  • When OSHA Visits--Part 2

    Continuing Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers On Monday, we took a closer look at the first few steps of an on-site OSHA visit, including the opening conference and records review. (Refresh your memory on that post ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Legal lookout: OSHA revises haz-com standard

    Chemical classification, labeling and training standards look to change under a recent OSHA proposal to bring U.S. regs in line with global standards. On Sept. 30, 2009, OSHA proposed revisions to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS/HCS alignment The system ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • OSHA increases fines for workplace safety and health citations

    Consistent with OSHA’s Philosophy to increase enforcement activities, they have also increased fines associated with citations. In a memo dated April 22, 2010, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary David Michaels has increased penalties for violations of OSHA regulations. They suggest that fines for serious, repeat and willful violations will increase and the ability of negotiations to reduce ...

  • Will you be required to keep OSHA 300 logs?

    Many businesses across the U.S. are well-acquainted with OSHA Form 300 logs, reports generated on a monthly (300) and annual (300A) basis that list all work-related injuries and illnesses. While hundreds of thousands of businesses are currently bound to report, there is a long list of industries that have been exempt from reporting. But all that is poised to change. If a proposed ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The First Step – US Department of Labor issues GHS notice of proposed rulemaking

    On September 30, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that starts the long process of introducing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) into North America.This Notice (Docket No. OSHA-H022K-2006-0062) proposes to modify OSHA’s current Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the system for ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Workers` silica exposure at Fracking sites far exceeds OSHA Limit, NIOSH study finds

    The concentration of silica in the air workers breathe exceeded occupational health criteria at all 11 hydraulic fracturing sites tested by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the American Industrial Hygiene Association announced July 31. Researchers measured the silica levels of more than 100 personal breathing zone samples at fracking sites in five states, finding levels ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Low penalties, staffing shortfalls continue to hamper state plans, OSHA review finds

    Penalties from state workplace safety and health regulators continue to lag behind fines proposed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to reports released Aug. 16 by OSHA. Of the 23 states with workplace programs covering private employers, only four states' average proposed fine for a serious ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Workplace Falls Get Fresh Attention

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tackling a major source of industrial injuries – slips, trips and falls on workplace surfaces. On May 24, OSHA proposed significant revisions to Subparts D and I of the general industry standards dealing with walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Workplace falls get fresh attention

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tackling a major source of industrial injuries — slips, trips and falls on workplace surfaces. On May 24, OSHA proposed significant revisions to Subparts D and I of the general industry standards dealing with walkingworking surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the reasons why ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Aligning chemicals labeling with global rules involves major efforts

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began the Herculean task of aligning the U.S."s Hazardous Communication Standard (HCS) with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in September 2009. GHS provides harmonized criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health and physical hazards, and specifies hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Washington: hazard standards

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed on Sept. 30, 2009, to align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The HCS requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemical hazards and provide information to subsequent users. The standard now ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Diacetyl likely the cause of lung disease

    Diacetyl is the chemical that imparts the buttery flavor to popcorn and other foods.  As far back as 2004, information began to suggest that it causes the lung disease, bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare but serious lung disease.  It was appropriately named “Popcorn Workers Lungs” because the first cases appeared in popcorn maker’s facilities where the diacetyl can be ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • The essentiality of process-safety management

    Untitled Document Loss of Life in the workplace is a tragedy of enormous proportion. One of the tools the Occupational Safety and Health ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Hazard Standards

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed on Sept. 30, 2009, to align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The HCS requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemical hazards and provide information to subsequent users. The standard now ...


    By Acta Group

  • The Top 5 upcoming OHS regulatory events you need to know about: #1

    It can be hard for businesses to determine which regulatory events will directly affect how they do business. That's why I’ve put together a list of the Top 5 OHS regulatory events on the immediate horizon business leaders as well as OHS managers and staff need to know about. Yesterday we talked about the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The Top 5 upcoming OHS regulatory events you need to know about: #5

    U.S. agencies and regulatory bodies are constantly proposing, reviewing, and finalizing new rules that often mean significant changes for businesses across the nation. Almost any company of any size needs to be aware of forthcoming changes that will impact how they manage their impacts and responsibilities related to occupational health and safety (OHS). However, between proposed rules, final ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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