Take this quick lithium battery quiz to test your knowledge of the latest lithium battery regulations and the history of these batteries in commerce.
Let’s review two recent OSHA citations that involved lockout/tagout violations to see how these procedures can save lives at any facility where employees maintain or service machinery.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating airbags in six different automaker’s cars after reports of faulty electronics that may cause the airbag inflation failure.
The point is, your employees are stressed, and it is affecting your business. But what can you do as a manager to combat stress in the workplace?
As energy storage technology improves, so will the ferocity with which lithium batteries can potentially ignite or “explode.” For safety professionals, this means that training on safe lithium battery handling procedures may be a smart addition to any workplace safety program—and may even be required under OSHA’s General Duty Clause.
In a Request for Information (RFI) published to the Federal Register on March 11, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requests information and comments about the requirements for forklifts and other trucks under the general industry, maritime, and construction Standards.
A popular misconception about flammable liquids is that it’s the liquid component of the material that catches fire and burns. It’s important to keep in mind that this is NOT the case. It is actually the vapors coming off the liquid that ignite...
In January 2017, OSHA finalized new worker protections for employees exposed to beryllium and beryllium compounds. New requirements included lower permissible exposure limits (PELs) and various “ancillary provisions” for employers.
Lithium battery events are actually very unlikely. When calculated out, there are usually only around two or three battery-related events per one million batteries. However, when an event does occur, it is extremely dangerous.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon raise civil penalties for work safety violations to keep pace with inflation. The Department of Labor will announce the increase in a forthcoming Final Rule.
Your hazmat paperwork is the first thing a
DOT inspector will ask for during an
inspection. From hazmat training
records to Special Permits, make sure your hazmat documents are in order.