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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...

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...

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...

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.

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!

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)...

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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