OSHA on March 2 announced its intention to delay enforcement of its stricter industry beryllium standards for general industry, maritime, and construction workplaces—including the lowered permissible exposure limit (PEL) and short-term exposure limit (STEL)—until May 11, 2018.
When operating or working around dangerous machinery, workers can sustain serious injuries: lacerations, amputations, crushing, and, in the worst-case scenario, death. Here we’ll look at how OSHA protects workers from machine hazards through two OSHA Standards for employers that, despite similar goals, must both be followed to maintain 29 CFR compliance.
Training to handle, manage, and ship dangerous chemicals is not a rote exercise intended to “check a box.” When a mistake can lead to serious injury, death, evacuations, hospitalizations, highway closures, and lasting environmental contamination—training for personnel must meet higher standards for quality, accuracy, and knowledge retention.
On February 7, US EPA released a long-awaited TSCA draft rulemaking to implement user fees for chemical manufacturers to control the costs of EPA’s work to evaluate and regulate chemicals in the US.
Facilities in Indiana, California, New York, and Delaware are all subjects of EPA criminal or civil penalties in this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup.
To accurately categorize workplace injuries that must be reported under OSHA regulations, employers need to understand the difference between "medical treatment" and "first aid."
For alleged repeat violations of OSHA work safety standards, a New Jersey chain-link fence manufacturer now faces nearly $200,000 in civil penalties.
Citing refilling of a DOT-39 cylinder as the cause of a fatal 2016 coffee-stand explosion in Everett, Washington, PHMSA urges businesses and consumers to use DOT-39 cylinders once and only once. If you don’t know if your cylinder is refillable, contact an authorized refiller.
The Department of Labor this month raised civil penalties for violations of OSHA workplace safety regulations to match inflation for 2018.
The US Chemical Safety Board this week released a new video and case study that detail the October 2016 release of chlorine gas from a grain processing and distilling facility in Atchison, Kansas.
A guide to developing SOPs that help you
select, manage, and audit your hazmat agents and contractors.