OSHA Regulations Articles

  • Welding fume hazards

    Welding is tough work.  Not many who begin as welders retire as welders.  Eventually practically every welder develops cataracts.  Neck and back problems are also a foregone conclusion. There is also a long list of possible health problems depending on the type of welding.  Recently, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) identified hexavalent chromium as a ...

  • The advantages of working with EnviroVantage

    Asbestos in the walls and mushrooms in the carpet are among the interesting things Frank Ronan has discovered and abated with EnviroVantage, the environmental cleanup company in Epping. Mold remediation is something that has kept the 24-year-old company extra busy over the past couple of years, as parts of New Hampshire have experienced severe flooding.“It was brutal,” Ronan says. “Before we see ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Using pipeline integrity rule for pipeline inspections

    Historically, transportation of oil and gas by pipelines remains the safest and most economical mode compared with other modes. However, pipeline integrity does cause a concern to the public and environment along the pipeline route because it is ever present at the location for its useful life. U.S. pipeline failure incidents in the late ’90s accelerated the process of mandating pipeline ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Kick Contamination out of the Cleanroom

    Safety overshoes fight contamination. The steel toecap safety overshoe has been around for a long time. Its origins lie in the marriage between the venerable rubber galosh and a steel toecap similar to those used in many of today’s safety boots. However, the safety overshoe hadn’t evolved much before a slate of revisions entered the market recently. Confined mostly to the “shoes for ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Process safety culture: Why is it so important?

    Since the introduction of the OSHA process safety management (PSM) standard (29 CFR 1910.119) in 1992, companies have committed considerable effort and expense to developing PSM programs. Unfortunately, serious incidents and audits all too frequently point to gaps in PSM implementation. In the new book, “Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety,” the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Process safety culture: Why is it so important?

    Since the introduction of the OSHA process safety management (PSM) standard (29 CFR 1910.119) in 1992, companies have committed considerable effort and expense to developing PSM programs. Unfortunately, serious incidents and audits all too frequently point to gaps in PSM implementation. In the new book, “Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety,” the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Asbestos in the Home and School

    This section discusses the presence of asbestos in houses, rental apartments, schools and other public buildings, and has a list of useful EPA contacts.   Does Your House Contain Asbestos? ...

  • Are your MI and reliablility programs competing for resources?

    A number of refineries and chemical processing facilities have not yet realized the potential synergy between regulatory-driven mechanical integrity (MI) programs and facility-wide reliability programs. The tendency at many facilities is to keep these two initiatives separate, which typically results in a competition for precious maintenance and inspection resources as well as management ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Pipeline integrity rule

    Historically, transportation of oil and gas by pipelines remains the safest and most economical mode compared to other modes. However, pipeline integrity does cause a concern to the public and environment along the pipeline route because of its ever presence at the location for its entire useful life. U.S. pipeline failure incidents in the late ’90s accelerated the process of mandating pipeline ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Preparing Spill Response

    Whether a company stores, uses, or transports hazardous materials (hazmat), there is always the potential for a chemical spill. And beyond regulatory requirements that all employees are trained to handle chemical spills, it is also the responsibility of an owner to keep employees safe when doing so. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about emergency response spills, as ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Does It Diminish the EH&S Role in JCAHO`S Environment of Care Standards

    EH&S employees are constantly being tugged in multiple directions. Inspections, training, fire drills, disaster drills, workplace complaints, meetings, emails, phone calls, new MSDS's, hazardous waste shipments and the accompanied documentation to maintain compliance with OSHA, EPA, fire regulations, and JCAHO accreditation ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Preparing your company for a hazardous spill

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    By Verisk 3E

  • Ease the Pain of Hazmat Regulatory Compliance

    Did you know that OSHA considers a brick a hazardous material if is cut or sawed during construction? And that a highway patrol officer enforcing Department of Transportation regulations considers over-the-counter primer a flammable liquid? Hazardous materials aren't always visible to the untrained eye, yet they are present at just about every construction site in the United States. OSHA, the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Managing Regulatory Burdens

    hazardous materials can be found at virtually every construction project in the United States. Surprisingly to some, a brick is considered a hazardous material under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication regulations as a source of crystalline silica if cut or sawed. Primer purchased at the local hardware store is a flammable liquid to a highway patrol ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • PHASUITE: AN AUTOMATED HAZOP ANALYSIS TOOL FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSES

    INTRODUCTION Safety is an important issue in process design and operation in chemical industry. It is even more critical for modern chemical manufacturing processes, which are either operated under extreme conditions to achieve maximum economic profit, or are highly flexible, such as the specialty chemical or pharmaceutical processes. The importance of safety analysis in process operation is ...

  • 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, ...

  • The Volatile Debate Over Regulation of Reactive Chemicals

    Untitled Document The regulation of chemicals believed to be “reactive” has been hotly debated for many years. According to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Health facilities management - excerpt from order from chaos

    MSDS management systems help facilities stay on top of need-to-know info Total chaos. That's how John Collins, assistant operations manager for environmental services at Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Binghampton, N.Y., described his facility's prior management system for material safety data sheets (MSDSs). "It was just total chaos. The purchasing department was trying to maintain a copy of ...

  • 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

  • Chemicals get a bad reaction in Washington

    Regulation of reactive chemicals has been debated for years. According to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB) 2002 report, there have been 167 serious reactive chemical accidents during the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents. Despite the debate, neither legislative nor regulatory action is expected any time soon. The Occupational Safety and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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