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Silica Dust: Understanding the Safe Harbor Provision for Construction

As you’re probably aware if you’re in the construction industry, the new permissible exposure level (PEL) for silica dust is a mere 20% of the previous one. In addition to this much stricter requirement, OSHA’s silica dust rule also requires employers to implement...

Combustible Dust Laws in Canada (Updated)

Updated August 2016 Combustible dust isn’t just a U.S. problem! While OSHA removed a combustible dust standard from their regulatory agenda, other countries are taking their own approach to regulating this clear and present manufacturing danger. In Canada,...

Top 10 Industries That Violate OSHA’s Housekeeping Standard

As we mentioned in a previous blog, the penalties for OSHA violations will increase a whopping 78% on August 1. If you want to avoid costly fines, you need to become compliant as soon as possible. That includes complying with 29 CFR 1910.22, which is the main OSHA...

Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Standards in Food Manufacturing

Come August 2, the maximum penalties for OSHA fines will go up in their first increase since 1990. The jump will not be small. To make up for 26 years of not adjusting for inflation, the agency will hike its fines by 78% this year. For Serious, Other-Than-Serious, and...