OSHA's fiscal 2011 budget calls for $573 million to help OSHA protect more than 100 million workers nationwide. This proposed increase - $14 million over OSHA's current operating budget - includes $4 million to support personnel for developing standards, $7.7 million for federal enforcement, and $1.5 million to support State-operated OSHA programs. The budget also requests $1 million for the On-site Consultation Program that helps small businesses protect workers, and $250,000 for training grants. Read OSHA's budget document for details.
General Industry and Maritime Operations Prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement
On June 23rd, companies and institutions categorized as maritime or general industry will be subject to enforcement of a new final rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica. These enforcement actions follow the implementation of a similar final rule for construction companies that went into effect last year. The final rule is being implemented by OSHA in an effort to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary...
General Industry and Maritime Businesses in Puerto Rico Prepare for OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard
Last September, construction companies in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands prepared themselves for the new final rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. This standard, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), was put into effect with enforcement actions for companies involved with construction activities. For businesses that fall under the categories of General Industry or Maritime, the requirements are set to commence on June 23rd of this year. The Standard...
Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Workplace Safety Violations for the 2017 Fiscal Year
Recently, Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director of the Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP) at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), disclosed the agency’s preliminary Top 10 list of the most-cited safety and health standards for fiscal year 2017. The information was compiled from tens of thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA employees. OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers and employees about commonly cited standards, so that steps can be taken to...
WEFTEC 2017: Helping Wastewater Treatment Facilities Develop 360-Degree Odor Control Strategies
For more than 25 years, OMI Industries has specialized in the development of natural solutions to eliminate wastewater treatment odors. Our innovative and effective Ecosorb® technology eliminates wastewater treatment odors without the use of harsh or hazardous chemicals, expensive emission control systems or masking fragrances. Our solutions are ideal because one of the most significant challenges in wastewater treatment is safely and effectively dealing with a wide-range of odors from a seemingly endless...
Connexion Announces Their 2nd Annual Safety Training Event and Tool & Safety Product Expo
Connexion announced their 2nd Annual Safety Training Event and Tool and Safety Product Expo. The event, scheduled to take place on September 28th, 2017 at Connexion’s headquarters in Buffalo Grove, IL, is aimed at providing safety directors and electrical workers the required knowledge and training they need towards achieving OSHA compliant hazard avoidance and risk mitigation. “We have made it easier for our industrial and contractor customers to invest in a culture of safety,” said Matthew...