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08/02/2016

Is PPE Your Last Resort for Workplace Safety?

Today, American workplaces are safer than ever, but US employers still face challenges when it comes to controlling workplace hazards. All kinds of everyday materials, processes, and operations can pose a workplace hazard to your employees-chemicals, machinery, trip-and-fall hazards, and more found in indoor and outdoor work environments...

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07/05/2016

OSHA Safety Fines Skyrocket, Up 78%

Starting August 1, OSHA will raise the civil penalties for employer violations for 29 CFR work safety standards. For employers to avoid injuries on site, lost time, and now penalties that are now 78% percent bigger, it's crucial to understand exactly what OSHA regulates, and what inspectors looks for when they arrive to conduct a safety audit...

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06/07/2016

When a Forklift Is Not a Forklift

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.

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05/31/2016

What EHS Pros Should Know for Summer 2016

Summer 2016 will bring major changes for hazmat shippers, hazardous waste professionals, and safety managers nationwide. Below is a quick snapshot of some major compliance updates, deadlines, and new rulemakings to be aware of now that beach season is officially underway!

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05/03/2016

Almost There: Final GHS Deadline—June 1

Can you believe it’s been four years since OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS, or HazCom) took effect? Since May 2012, manufacturers, suppliers, and employers have contended with several implementation deadlines. If you work in the business of chemical manufacturing, distribution, import, or handling, by now you should be well versed in the workplace changes resulting from the revised 2012 Hazard Communication standard (HCS 2012)...

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04/05/2016

After the Inspection: Guide to OSHA Violations

With OSHA civil penalties for employer safety violations set to increase up to 80% this year, successful safety inspections and audits are more important than ever in 2016....

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03/01/2016

Answers to Your OSHA 10 Hour Training Questions

On-the-job injuries and illnesses cost US businesses 1 billion dollars per week, according to the 2016 Liberty Mutal Workplace Safety Index. With losses this staggering, it’s no wonder EHS professionals take safety training seriously. OSHA maintains a number of safety standards that address on-the-job hazards, ranging from fire safety to handling explosives, from using a respirator to operating certain machines, and much, much more.

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02/02/2016

Preparing for and Dealing With OSHA Inspections

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... 

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01/05/2016

How OSHA’s General Duty Clause Affects Your Workplace

OSHA's General Duty Clause (GDC) is a cornerstone of work safety regulations in the United States. Found in Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, or OSH Act, the General Duty Clause lays out the basic responsibility of the employer to protect employees from the hazards present in the workplace...

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12/29/2015

Lion News Best of 2015

2015 was a year of major change for EHS professionals, hazmat shippers, environmental engineers, project managers, and all personnel who work to maintain compliance with US and international regulations. These changes included major EPA proposals, updates to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations, new GHS chemical labeling and shipping standards, and revised rules for shipping lithium batteries...

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