OSHA worker protection Articles

  • Protecting Workers From Asbestos

    However, repair, renovation, and demolition operations often generate airborne asbestos, a mineral fiber that can cause chronic lung disease or cancer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed regulations designed to protect cleanup workers from asbestos hazards. OSHA’s Standards for Asbestos The work of flood cleanup personnel involves the repair, renovation, ...

  • 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

  • EPA Announces Revisions to Its Worker Protection Standard

    On September 28, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced revisions to its worker protection standard. EPA states that these revisions are intended to “enhance the protections provided to agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, and other ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • OSHA Updates PPE Standards

    On February 15, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised directive that provides enforcement guidance on determining whether employers have complied with OSHA's personal protective equipment (PPE) standards.  The Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, CPL ...


    By Acta Group

  • OSHA updates PPE standards

    On February 15, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised directive that provides enforcement guidance on determining whether employers have complied with OSHA's personal protective equipment (PPE) standards.  The Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, CPL 02-01-050, is the latest ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • OSHA increases enforcement pressure

    Most in the EH&S community are aware of the increase in OSHA enforcement activity over the past five years. This has been particularly noticeable since the Obama administration took office in 2008. While this increase has been apparent, what has not been as clear are the reasons this is happening or the effect on worker safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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 Verisk 3E

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2012

    It was mentioned previously in our podcast that at the NSC (National Safety Council) Congress and Expo in Orlando this past October, Deputy Director of the OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, presented the top 10 violations of the administration's ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Taking the Sting Out of OSHA HazCom Compliance

    Compared to pre-made labels, new HazCom chemical labeling software puts custom OSHA-compliant labels and MSDS management at your fingertips for “pennies on the dollar.” ...


    By K-Sun Corporation

  • Assess your Needs for Foot Protection

    FOOT PROTECTION - Assess your needs to see if steel toe overshoes are the right safety option In many industrial settings, when it comes to foot protection, oftentimes only toe protection is required. This is where the steel toe overshoe can be a safe and cost-effective choice. However, because the safety toe overshoe is not eligible for certification by the American Society for Testing and ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • 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

  • How to deal with asbestos exposure in your workplace: advice for industrial workers

    At one point, more than 75 different industries exposed workers to asbestos. Even though these industries have been made safer by regulations from the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, many workers still come in contact with asbestos products that remain at their jobsites. Although most industrial employees face some form of asbestos exposure risks during their career, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 9 Things Your Respiratory Protection Program Must Include

    Many think that getting a respirator fit test is all that is needed.  Unfortunately, it’s much more than that. The OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134 has many requirements in addition to respirator fit testing. If respirators are worn by any employees, companies must have a written Respiratory Protection Program. The one exceptionis if the only respirators in use are ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • How to Evolve Safety from Protection to Prevention to Prediction

    I’m in the market to buy a new car. My shopping experience thus far has led me to be absolutely amazed by how much has changed in the automobile landscape in just a few years. The vehicle I’m replacing is only 6 years old, but in terms of technology and capability it already feels like an antique. One observation that stands out is the amazing pace of change in car safety. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Wal-Mart agrees to upgrade safety policies at 2,900 stores to settle OSHA charges

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to improve worker safety and health conditions in nearly 2,900 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, resolving two Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement actions over alleged violations at a store in New York state, the agency announced Aug. 7. The corporate-wide settlement includes provisions for Wal-Mart to improve safety and health policies and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Dust collection system captures fugitive dust, ensures OSHA compliance case study

    West Coast Cosmetics, Chatsworth, Calif., a contract filler and private label house, manufactures and packages custom cosmetic products such as eye shadow, blush, mascara, lipstick, foundation, and others. In spring 2003, OSHA inspected the company’s plant and told the company it needed to install a dust collection system to remove fugitive dust from the plant’s compounding and ...


    By Scientific Dust Collectors

  • 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

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