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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   >

OSHA’s Final Rule on Beryllium Cuts the 8-Hour PEL by 90%

January 26, 2017   11:58 am
Foundry workers
UPDATED: The effective date for this rule is now May 20, 2017. The compliance dates have not changed. Less than a year after the new silica dust standard, OSHA has issued a final rule on beryllium exposure. The new standard cuts the 8-hour permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium to one-tenth of the previous limit, […] Read More   >

Our Top 5 Most Popular Blog Articles of 2016

December 19, 2016   1:05 pm
Top 5 Blog Articles
As hard as it is to believe, 2017 is just around the corner. If you’ve been reading our blog, you’ll know that this year we’ve made a big push toward providing you with content and resources surrounding industrial safety. We’ve published articles related to combustible dust, silica dust, OSHA and NFPA standards, and more. Here […] Read More   >
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