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Mesothelioma: Are You and Your Employees at Risk?

September 15, 2017   2:09 pm
asbestos roof
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
Safety First
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   >

OSHA Removes Combustible Dust Standard from Regulatory Agenda

July 24, 2017   11:06 am
OSHA combustible dust standard
OSHA’s spring regulatory agenda, released late last week, does not include the combustible dust standard that the agency has been working on since 2009. OSHA cited “resource constraints and other priorities” as the reason for abandoning this and other rules related to workplace safety. The agenda is the latest example of the Trump administration following […] Read More   >

OSHA Proposes to Revoke Provisions of the Beryllium Rule for Construction, Shipyard Workers

June 27, 2017   3:28 pm
OSHA
OSHA today issued a proposed rule to revoke certain provisions of its new beryllium rule for the construction and shipyard industries. The rule went into effect in May, following two delays. There are three beryllium standards — one for general industry, one for shipyards, and one for construction. The new proposed rule affects the standards […] Read More   >

Housekeeping and OSHA’s 3 Lines of Defense Against Workplace Hazards

May 18, 2017   10:55 am
OSHA 3 Lines of Defense thumb
If you’re in the health and safety field, you have undoubtedly seen the figure below illustrating OSHA’s three lines of defense against workplace hazards. Source: OSHA In this article, we’ll review the three lines of defense — engineering controls, administrative and work practice controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) — and discuss how housekeeping fits […] Read More   >
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