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OSHA Silica Dust Interim Enforcement Guidance: Housekeeping Practices

October 30, 2017   12:11 pm
OSHA recently released an interim enforcement guidance for the new silica standard. The guidance will be in place until the official compliance directive is available. The interim guidance doesn’t address all parts of the new standard, but it does include housekeeping, answering some of big questions about enforcement, like whether sweeping compounds are acceptable for […] Read More   >

Experts Comment on How OSHA Abandoning the Combustible Dust Standard Will Affect Industry

October 16, 2017   9:38 am
In July, OSHA removed the combustible dust standard from its regulatory agenda. What does that mean for facilities where combustible dust is present? To answer this and other combustible dust-related questions, we spoke with several safety experts (including one former OSHA inspector). Here’s what they had to say about OSHA’s latest move and what companies […] Read More   >

Enforcement Has Begun for OSHA’s Silica Dust Rule. Are You Compliant?

September 25, 2017   11:40 am
After several delays, OSHA’s new silica dust standard became enforceable on September 23. But, there’s a caveat, at least for the construction industry. Last week, the agency announced a 30-day period of light enforcement, during which they consider “good faith efforts” toward compliance. The agency cites the “novelty of the Table 1 approach” as the […] Read More   >

Mesothelioma: Are You and Your Employees at Risk?

September 15, 2017   2:09 pm
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September 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Learn more about this day from the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and join in on their Twitter chat at 1 pm EST. Did you know that some brake pads, insulation materials, valves, boilers, hair dryers, and even potting soil contain asbestos? While most people know that homes with […] Read More   >

Federal vs State OSHA: What You Need to Know for Compliance

August 23, 2017   5:59 pm
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We often talk about OSHA as if it’s just one organization with one set of regulations. But, that’s not true. In addition to the federal OSHA, many states have their own health and safety plans that employers must comply with or risk being subject to penalties. This article explains what OSHA state plans are and […] Read More   >
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