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03/07/2017

When Do OSHA Lockout/Tagout Rules Apply at My Site?

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....

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03/02/2017

OSHA To Delay Beryllium PEL Compliance Deadline

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.

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02/14/2017

How Will a 2-for-1 Regulatory Scheme Really Work?

According to the President’s Executive Order titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” agencies will now be required to nominate two regulations for repeal for every new regulation promulgated. 

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02/06/2017

HAZWOPER: Who’s Covered and What Constitutes an “Emergency”?

In our home lives, most of us wear many hats. We play the role of nurse, maintenance employee, landscaper, custodian, and all-around “jack of all trades.” And while many of us wear many hats at work too, it’s a little different. Unlike in our homes, there are certain rules at work that limit the activities we can and cannot perform as both employers and employees. 

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01/30/2017

President Issues Executive Order to Slash Regulations

An Executive Order issued by the Office of the President on January 30, 2017 calls for a reduction in the number of Federal regulations impacting US businesses. Specifically, the executive order calls for two existing regulations to be repealed for each new regulation created.

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01/25/2017

Executive Memoranda Put Freeze on New Regulations

This week, the office of the President issued two executive memoranda that impact the actions of regulatory agencies like US EPA, DOT, OSHA, and others.   

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01/03/2017

OSHA's Top 10 Safety Violations of 2016

OSHA has released its annual Top 10 list of the most commonly cited 29 CFR safety Standards at construction and general industry workplaces for 2016. 

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12/19/2016

OSHA Final Rule Makes Injury and Illness Recordkeeping an Ongoing Obligation

With this Final Rule, OSHA clarifies that keeping complete and accurate records of workplace injuries and illnesses is an “ongoing obligation” for employers. 

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08/30/2016

HAZWOPER Emergency Response Quick Quiz

When you work with hazardous chemicals, spills happen. Spills can happen for all kinds of reasons, at any time of the day or night, in any facility. When spills do happen, the situation may trigger an emergency response situation under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard at 29 CFR 1910.120. But that's not always the case...

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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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