We've compiled a list of news updates related to the coronavirus pandemic that supply chain managers, environmental compliance officers, OSHA safety personnel, hazmat logistics employees and other EH&S workers need to know.
On October 2, OSHA issued temporary guidance on the use of tight-fitting powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) during the COVID-19 global health emergency.
Earlier this month, Cal/OSHA issued another round of citations to employers in the Golden State who allegedly failed to meet State standards to protect their workers from hazards related to coronavirus.
Is 8 hours the only acceptable length for a HAZWOPER refresher training? We dive in to OSHA's regulations to dispel this common misconception and give you some clarity about what's required for emergency responders, site cleanup personnel, and TSDF employees under the HAZWOPER Standard in 29 CFR 1910.120.
OSHA recently announced enforcement actions against two meat packing facilities related to COVID-19 workplace safety. Cal/OSHA also announced citations against a frozen food manufacturer in the Golden State for COVID-19 workplace safety violations.
An auto-parts manufacturer has agreed to a $1.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that the company allowed workers to ignore OSHA safety standards, resulting in the death of one of its employees.
The US Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General has concluded that OSHA must improve its Whisteblower Protection Program after an audit report revealed the agency failed to respond to complaints in a timely manner.
Last week, the Chairman of the US Chemical Safety and Hazardous Investigation Board (CSB) released a statement reflecting that the massive chemical explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4 may have similar characteristics to the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion of 2013.
Multiple facilities on Long Island, NY that manufacture wipes used to make home and personal care products has been cited by OSHA after an employee allegedly suffered a hand amputation in a fabric-softener sheet-cutting machine.
On July 15, the Virginia Safety and Health Code Board passed the Emergency Temporary Standard, Infectious Disease Prevention, to take effect July 27, 2020. Virginia employers must now "provide all employees with job-specific COVID-19 education and training."
Prepared by hazardous waste training leader
Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s
happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.