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Segregating Hazmat for Transportation by Highway

Hazardous materials regulations under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) provide the segregation or separation of certain hazardous materials when being shipped by the various modes of transportation. Today we will review what your employees need to know about segregation when loading vehicles for transportation on public highways.

Workers’ Memorial Day Is this Friday

Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, is a day to honor those who have died on the job, to acknowledge the suffering of families and communities, and to recommit to creating safe and healthful workplaces. The date marks another important milestone in worker protection. Keep reading to learn more.

American Petroleum Institute Opposes Expansion of OTR

The EPA recently held a public hearing to receive comments on the Agency’s proposed denial (January 19, 2017, FR) of a petition to add nine states to the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) ozone transport region (OTR). At the hearing, Senior Policy Advisor Ted Steichen of the American Petroleum Institute (API) said that expansion of the […]

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More Shipping Paper Clarifications

Under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations no one may ship a hazardous material or carry a hazardous material in transportation without a shipping paper. This seems pretty clear, but shipping paper violations continue to rank high on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) list of hazmat violations uncovered during roadside inspections. Yesterday […]

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5 Steps for Successfully Managing Diversity

Your workforce, your customers, and your markets are increasingly diverse. To promote individual and organizational success, you must welcome diversity and manage it well. These five steps will help you to manage diversity effectively.

Fire Drills: Why, When, and How

Preparation is the key to effective response to workplace fires. Fire drills help prepare employees to respond quickly, calmly, and safely. Fire drills play a very important role in workplace fire safety. Although OSHA does not require fire drills, it strongly recommends them.

Trip Hazards Do’s and Don’ts

The national statistics on injuries and deaths from workplace slips, trips, and falls are disturbing. Today we’ll give you some actionable advice on keeping your workers from adding to those statistics. Slips, trips, and falls cannot be taken lightly. Consider: In one recent year, more than 800 American workers fell to their deaths. On average, […]

Workplace Visitors Sample Policy, Plus 14 Key Points

Every organization should have a policy concerning workplace visitors. These policies not only protect the visitors, they also protect the safety and security of your workplace and your workforce. Allowing strangers to wander through company facilities “at will” poses risks. Not only can workplace visitors distract employees, which could cause an accident, but the visitors […]