Safety professionals know better than most that the safety regulations created by agencies like US DOT and OSHA often don’t line up neatly. They may overlap in some areas, but diverge in others.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust announced the ten most commonly cited OSHA safety standards for workplaces in Fiscal Year 2018, which ended September 30, 2018.
Here we take a look at new OSHA safety rules and updates to OSHA's 29 CFR worker safety Standards that employers should prepare for in late 2018 and early 2019.
Do all chemical containers need GHS labels? Lion instructor and Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) Joel Gregier answers this common OSHA chemical hazard communication question in Safety + Health Magazine online this month.
To prepare for upcoming meetings at the UN, PHMSA and OSHA invite interested parties to attend public meetings on June 20 at the US Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, D.C. A dial-in teleconference will also be available, details for which can be found toward the end of this Federal Register notice.
In a memo aimed at field staff who perform workplace safety inspections, issued in September but posted to OSHA’s website recently, OSHA provides useful guidance for chemical industry professionals tasked with maintaining compliance with the updated GHS Hazard Communication Standard, or 2012 HCS.
US EPA has proposed changes to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) chemical reporting requirements intended in part to align the TSCA rules with OSHA’s Hazard Communication, or “HazCom,” Standard (HCS) and other best safety practices.
US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and OSHA recently issued a joint guidance document to help industry comply with overlapping hazard communication, or “HazCom,” rules for chemicals in the workplace and in transportation.
When it comes to overlapping chemical requirements, major changes tend to reverberate across many environmental and safety programs.
On June 28 from 1-3 PM ET, Lion will present the live, instructor-led GHS Compliance for Hazmat Shippers Webinar to help chemical manufacturers, distributors, and shippers identify how GHS affects their 49 CFR hazmat shipping responsibilities and how to keep chemical shipments in compliance with both OSHA and US DOT regualtions.
Prepared by hazardous waste training leader
Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s
happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.