Summer is in full swing and it seems like every weekend there’s another carnival, fair, or festival in town. If you’re like me, you want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors, doing everything from cooking, to camping, to tubing and rafting. What do all of these activities have in common? Compressed gases!
US DOT and OSHA both require training for employees who handle hazardous chemicals. Does this mean that employers must train each worker twice–once to satisfy DOT's safety training rule and once to satisfy OSHA's? No, it doesn't.
On Thursday, June 20, US DOT and OSHA will both hold public meetings in preparation for United Nations meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, where the agencies represent US interests on the subjects of chemical safety and hazardous materials transportation.
As road repair and construction projects kick into high gear for summer, so does workers’ risk of exposure to breathable silica dust. Workers can be exposed to silica during abrasive blasting work, stonecutting, rock drilling, or the manufacturing of bricks, cement, and asphalt. Silica is also used in adhesives, paints, soaps, and glass.
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.
If I send my employee to a HAZWOPER training course, will it cover their annual RCRA hazardous waste personnel training?
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...
Whether you’re shopping for a last-minute gift of perfume or cologne, painting your nails or applying mascara for a hot date, or un-corking a bottle of wine to drink by candlelight, flammable and combustible materials play a major role in our celebration of this lovers’ holiday.
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.
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.