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Stay Safe! In and Out of Work!

It’s National Safety Month! Yes, safety is ALWAYS important,  but during the month of June the National Safety Council (NSC), which sponsors the initiative, is putting in extra effort to remind people to live and work safely. The organization  has identified weekly...

Poisoned by Paint, an Op-Ed Article

Thought this was worth sharing… (taken from The Record, written by Steve C. Gold). IT IS SUPPOSED to be a problem of the past – children poisoned by the lead in the paint in their homes. After all, the government banned lead-based paint from homes in 1978. But...

OSHA Gets Tough on Repeat Offenders

In late April, OSHA unveiled a new program to get tough on repeat safety offenders. The Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP), which goes into effect in June, will step up enforcement against employers that have shown “indifference” to the safety of...

Am I at risk for combustible dust? Assume Yes.

It seems like every other day there’s an article popping up in my inbox that cries out  “X” Industry at Risk for Combustible Dust!  Well, the unfortunate truth is that dust is everywhere, and with the right conditions so is the potential for a...

Up In Smoke: Combustible Dust Fires in Manufacturing Facilities

By now, most manufacturers are familiar with the story of combustible dust. They’ve read about it in the newspaper, “Googled” it online, watched it on CBS’s “60 Minutes” special1, or received a letter from the Occupational Safety...

OSHA Combustible Dust Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Combustible Dust Rulemaking has officially begun! This proposed rule is a great document that summarizes the combustible dust issue to daten and calls for public comment. It also makes it very clear that OSHA is aware of many unaware… Combustible Dust, Proposed...
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