OSHA aims to continue inspecting facilities that generate or handle combustible dusts that are likely to cause fire, flash fire, deflagration, and/or explosion hazards.
On March 12, OSHA launched a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect high-risk workers from hazards related to COVID-19 exposure. The program expands upon its existing inspection efforts to prioritize companies with the highest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the virus.
OSHA’s main site-specific targeting inspection plan for non-construction workplaces with more than twenty employees, SST-16, will target workplaces in the following groups:
No matter how many OSHA workplace safety inspections you’ve been through, the sound of an inspector knocking may still make you anxious. In most cases, OSHA inspectors—also known as Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs)—will arrive at your workplace without providing advanced notice. As a result, safety inspections often come as a surprise to the employer, which only adds to the uncertainty and anxiety...
Find out which tanks and substances are regulated under EPA’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) program. Plus, find out which common exclusions are no longer required for tank owners and operators after October 2018.