As states begin reopening, many facilities will need to rethink how to clean and disinfect the workplace to protect employees from COVID-19 and comply with State and Federal guidelines. However, these changes may require new or revised OSHA hazard communication strategies, depending on which cleaning/disinfecting agents are being used.
On December 4, OSHA fined a railcar company $551,226 due to confined space safety violations that led to the death of an employee in Pittston, Pennsylvania.
Do you know the difference between hazards and risks? We answer the question swimmers should ask themselves before getting in the water and what hazmat pros must know before every shipment in this special Shark Week article.
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!
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.
That’s right, toxic. It’s not just allergies and hay fever you have to worry about. People and pets can be exposed to poisons in the form of plants, berries, and mushrooms. You also need to keep an eye out for poisonous animals, such as spiders and snakes...
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.
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.
While it would be nice if these two sets of regulations lined up perfectly, the truth is that they do not regulate the exact same “things.” Do you know the difference?
What to do before, during, and after a RCRA
hazardous waste inspection to defend your site from rising State and Federal penalties.