An acid line ruptured, exposing three employees to 15% hydrofluoric acid. After the exposure occurred, the employees underwent an off-site medical evaluation. Two of the three employees complained of difficulty breathing and other symptoms...
Lion Technology this week launched a new HAZWOPER Awareness level training for employees at facilities who may discover or witness a hazardous substance emergency release.
The New York City Council enacted legislation this week to bolster the construction safety training requirements for permitted building and demolition projects in the city. The bill, called “Intro 1447” for short, revises Section 3321 of the NYC building code to add the new training requirements and details about the new Site Safety Training Card (SST Card) program.
A steam valve is automatically turned on burning workers who are repairing a downstream connection in the piping. A jammed conveyor system suddenly releases, crushing a worker who is trying to clear the jam....
In today’s Federal Register, OSHA proposed to delay the effective date of its lowered permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium until May 20, 2017.
Forklifts—a common sight (and sound) in modern warehouses and other workplaces—come in all shapes and sizes. OSHA’s “forklift” standard—the Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) Standard at 29 CFR 1910.178—actually covers more than just the standard forklift the general public is familiar with. Let's take a look at some of the additional work machines covered under OSHA’s rules for PITs.
We all pass by fire extinguishers on a constant basis: in our homes, in public buildings, and in our workplaces. But how many of us know how or when to use them?
OSHA’s fire extinguisher standard sets specific standards for the use, maintenance, and testing of these devices, as well as requirements for training employees who may be called on to use a fire extinguisher in an emergency. When deciding what role fire extinguishers will play in their facility’s safety plan, employers have four options...
OSHA estimates that “powered industrial trucks,” commonly known as forklifts or lift trucks, account for about 85 fatal workplace accidents every year. About 1 out of every 10 forklifts in operation each year is involved in some form of accident, whether it is tipping, crushing, or striking a pedestrian. Due to the hazards associated with operating forklifts, a focus on workplace safety is critical to...
In California, universal waste handlers must comply with unique State requirements beyond what the Federal RCRA program mandates. Knowing how to identify and manage universal waste is a critical part of hazardous waste compliance under Cal/EPA rules.