The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (agencies) have initiated what they describe as a “two-step process” that will result in a revised definition of the Clean Water Act (CWA) term waters of the United States (WOTUS). The first step is a proposed rule that would rescind the Obama administration’s WOTUS definition (June […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule to delay the date by which certain employers are required to submit their completed 300A form electronically from July 1 to December 1, 2017. The Agency is proposing the extension to allow the Trump administration an opportunity to review the requirements of the rule […]
Many industries have an adversarial relationship with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in which OSHA makes rules and enforces them through inspections, fines, and penalties—often with vocal support from unions and other worker groups. The industry, for its part, fights new regulations during the rulemaking process, and then in the courts and in […]
The case against EPA’s effort to freeze the Agency’s June 2016 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) imposing air pollution controls the oil and natural gas (O&G) industry expanded when the attorneys general (AGs) of 14 states and the city of Chicago filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the plaintiffs, five environmental groups. “State […]
Do your employees know how to handle hazardous materials safely? Here are 11 basic rules all employees who handle hazardous materials should know and follow.
At Medgate, we’re always obsessively thinking about where the market is heading and how we can stay ahead of the curve, especially as it relates to customer requirements.
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.
Why reinvent the wheel when there are so many ready-made safety observances to link up to? The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes an annual list of safety meeting topics. Here are some highlights. With January already passed, it’s too late for National Radon Action month, but there’s still plenty of time to design some safety […]
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.