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The medical evaluation is a key component of OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard at 29 CFR 1910.134. This week, we guide safety managers through the steps of a typical medical evaluation, which must take place even before the employee is fit-tested on the equipment.
On Friday, August 17, US EPA announced Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) under TSCA Section 5(e) for twenty-seven chemical substances used as flame retardants, plasticizers, lubricants, and waterproofers in products like rubber, adhesives, textiles, and others.
OSHA has published a Final Rule to extend the compliance dates for “certain ancillary requirements” of its beryllium exposure worker protections issued in January 2017. The compliance deadline for ancillary provisions—including requirements for personal protective equipment and clothing, hazard communication, and recordkeeping—is now December 12, 2018.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has training requirements for all operators who use a forklift. The point of the training is to make sure the forklift driver is able to safely do his or her job. But what exactly does OSHA require?
Safe + Sound Week takes place from August 13–19 this year. The event is a combined effort of OSHA and safety organizations, including the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the National Safety Council (NSC).
To determine whether EPA's Clean Water Act Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) requiremetns impact your facility, it helps to first know how EPA defines the word "oil" and to know which types of oils, in which quantities, are covered under the regulations.
In late June 2018, US EPA finalized a rulemaking to require manufacturers, importers, distributors, and users of mercury and mercury-added products to report to EPA about their activities.
By July 1, 2018 (this Sunday), some employers must electronically submit OSHA Form 300A using the Agency’s new online Injury Tracking Application. Only information from employers’ 2017 OSHA Form 300A is due.
In a memo to Regional OSHA Administrators regarding the new permissible exposure limit (PEL) standards for respirable crystalline silica, the Agency stated its plan to “assist employers who are making good-faith efforts to meet the new standard’s requirements.”
Called the NCP for short, the national Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan is the Federal government's blueprint for responding to hazardous substance releases and oil spills that reach the environment.
When EPA civil penalties rise, so does the value of environmental compliance.