worker protection standard Articles

  • 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.

  • 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, ...

  • New Measures to Protect Workers from Heat Stress in China

    Work system to control heat exposure It is stipulated in the Measures that working time under high temperature shall be controlled by employers, unless exceptional cases of damaging life & property security and public interest exist. When the temperature reaches 40°C, outdoor work shall cease. When it stands at 37°C to 40°C, outdoor work shall not exceed more than ...


    By SGS

  • 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 That study showed that the practices set forth in the existing regulation were outdated, and that they focused primarily on workplace issues ...


  • Making MSDSs Universally Understandable - With the right system, the HazCom Standard that was designed to protect our workers may finally succeed in doing so.

    Untitled Document With an estimated 650,000 hazardous chemicals in the workplace, tens of thousands of chemical manufacturers creating material safety data sheets, and a vague OSHA standard ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Air Pollution Is Making Office Workers Less Productive

    Businesses invest a great deal of time and money in interventions that claim to increase workers’ productivity through on-the-job training, new protocols, advice from consultants, and so on. Recent research suggests that there’s a surprising input into productivity that no one ever thinks about: clean air. We all know that air pollution is bad for our health, and researchers ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Noise in the printing industry: Safeguarding the hearing of workers

    Why failing to monitor noise levels could open your company to lawsuits Noise at work might be synonymous with construction and manufacturing industries but it can also be a significant problem in the printing trade. Failing to monitor and control noise levels in the printing industry can result in workers suffering from ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 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.

  • Why the use of a CO2 monitor may not be the best solution for protecting workers against leaks from beverage dispensing systems in the fast food industry

    Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the primary compressed gas used for dispensing beverages at fast food chains. This gas is also used in restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores. When CO2 leaks into a confined space or basement, it creates a very unsafe environment for employees because it lowers the concentration of breathable oxygen.  History seems to repeat itself all too often while ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Beyond the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

    Are you considering the full range of applicable OSHA Standards for your healthcare facility? Healthcare facilities are a highly regulated industry and many hospitals and ambulatory care settings work hard to reach and maintain appropriate accreditation goals. Much focus is placed on patient safety and the myriad of other quality measures healthcare facilities are required to meet. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • The high cost of health, environment, and worker impacts of the Oakland port trucking system

    As the fifth largest container port in the United States, the Port of Oakland is an important hub for the movement of consumer goods in and out of the region, California, and the country. The regional economic benefits of the Port include trade and logistics transactions, business taxes and revenues, and job creation. However, the economic benefits of the Port are not shared equally among ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • 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.

  • Setting the standards for headspace sampling by PID

    The responsiveness of PIDs to virtually all VOCs has seen them become the accepted tool for initial site entry assessment, ensuring optimal detection of unknown and often toxic or hazardous chemicals found at hazardous waste sites and chemical emergencies. The speed and accuracy of modern PID equipment means that many worker and community safety concerns during initial and ongoing operations can ...


    By Ion Science

  • EPA uses Actio software to inform workers about chemical risks

    The Environmental Protection Agency is deploying chemical management software to keep employees informed about the risks associated with various hazardous materials. EPA employees often come into contact with hazardous chemicals in the course of their work. For example, in the EPA's Region 5, employees oversee the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Software keeps EPA workers informed about chemical risks

    The Environmental Protection Agency is deploying chemical management software to keep employees informed about the risks associated with various hazardous materials. EPA employees often come into contact with hazardous chemicals in the course of their work. For example, in the EPA's Region 5, employees oversee the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and ...


    By Actio Corporation

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