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OSHA released revised guidance concerning workplace safety compliance during the COVID-19 public health emergency last week.
We've compiled a list of news updates related to the coronavirus pandemic that supply chain managers, environmental compliance officers, OSHA safety personnel, hazmat logistics employees and other EH&S workers need to know.
OSHA launched 192 coronavirus-related workplace safety investigations between February 19 and April 23 to determine whether employers failed to adequately protect their workers. This is the culmination of thousands of complaints fielded by investigators since January relating to the pandemic.
Due to the national respirator shortage, some companies are seeking less conventional third-party marketplaces with the hope of keeping their essential staff and employees safe. But don’t be fooled, many counterfeit masks appear strikingly similar to their approved counterpart. Here’s how to tell the difference.
From PPE to recordkeeping to sneezeguards to hazardous waste, Lion instructor Scott Dunsmore, CIT answers commonly employer questions submitted during our first two free Coronavirus and the Workplace webinars.
CDC and EPA have collaborated on documentation and an infographic to help facility operators ensure the safety and wellbeing of their workforce once employees return to work. The guidance offers a three-step process for cleaning/disinfecting workspaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Last week, OSHA released a memo stating that the Agency will consider an employer’s “good-faith efforts” prior to any enforcement action in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
OSHA recently issued penalties to 11 contractors related to alleged workplace safety violations at the construction site of a hotel in downtown New Orleans. OSHA alleges these violations led to the partial collapse of a building on Oct. 12, 2019 that killed three workers and seriously injured 18 others.
On March 30, EPA published its TSCA Draft Risk Evaluation for asbestos, one of the first 10 priority chemicals scheduled for review. EPA reviewed data on potential asbestos exposures and made several initial determinations on risk relating to the environment and occupational health.
In an enforcement guidance memo directed to its officers, OSHA recommends that employers facing a shortage of N95 filtering facepiece respirators, or FFRs, do the following...
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When it comes to hazardous waste compliance, many of the most commonly cited management mistakes are easy to identify and correct. By spotting and fixing these everyday errors, you can protect your organization from EPA fines now as high as $75,867 per day, per violation. Download this guide to see 25 of the most-cited errors in RCRA training, recordkeeping, waste ID, container management, universal waste, and more.