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06/23/2021

OSHA Proposes 2 Revisions to Walking Working Surfaces Standard

Last month, OSHA proposed two revisions to the Walking-Working Surfaces Standard at 29 CFR 1910, Subpart D, to clarify new requirements added when the Standard was overhauled in 2016.  

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06/22/2021

CSB Investigates Illinois Chemical Factory Explosion

[UPDATE 06/22/21] CSB deployed two members of its leadership team to the explosion site on June 21. At the site, they met with company respresentatives, on-site Federal and local emergency responders, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff, and Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) investigators to discuss the incident further.

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06/14/2021

Final OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Standard Now Complete

By July 6, 2021, healthcare industry employers must comply with most of the provisions in OSHA's new emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure. 

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06/07/2021

Is It Recordable? COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

Newly updated OSHA guidance clarifies whether or not an employee's reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is considered a recordable illness per 29 CFR 1904.

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05/28/2021

CSB Provides 5 Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Recommendations

In its final report on a fatal hydrogen sulfide release in Odessa, Texas, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) provides five recommendations that could have helped prevent a tragic loss of life.

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05/24/2021

What is a HAZWOPER Hazardous Substance?

To know if you and your employees are subject to OSHA's HAZWOPER training and safety standards, you first need to know how exactly those regulations defines the term "hazardous substance."  

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05/21/2021

Vermont Bans PFAS from Food Packaging and More

On May 18, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation into law that would effectively prohibit the sale of certain products containing PFAS. The legislation will ban these “Forever Chemicals” from food packaging, ski wax, firefighting foams, carpets, rugs, and aftermarket stain and water-resistant treatments.

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05/17/2021

Train Hauling Hazmat Derails, Residents Evacuated

On Sunday afternoon, May 16, 2021, forty-seven railcars derailed and several exploded into flames near the town of Sibley, Iowa.

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05/10/2021

Illinois Warehouse Cited for $12K After Workplace COVID-19 Exposures & 1 Death

OSHA issued a $12,288 safety citation to a warehousing and distribution company in Naperville, IL for alleged safety violations related to a company meeting that led to 23 workers contracting COVID-19, including one who died.

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04/28/2021

OSHA Submits Emergency COVID-19 Rule For Approval

OSHA delivered its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval this week. If approved, the Final Rule may appear in the Federal Register within weeks.  

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