Although the Trump administration has stated its intent and taken recent actions to reduce regulatory burdens for industry, environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals cannot really breathe a sigh of relief because states are taking steps to make sure that they have the authority to develop and enforce environmental regulations no matter what happens on […]
An Anchorage building contractor has withdrawn its contest of nearly $300,000 in fines proposed by Alaska’s state-run safety and health program, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
EPA’s proposed repeal of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) is only part of Act 1 of what will be a historic confrontation over the legality of the CPP that will be waged between the plan’s supporters and the Trump administration, which will be aided and abetted by many industry associations. The Agency’s proposal […]
Floods get lots of splashy news coverage—but flood cleanup, which can drag on for months, is less immediately dramatic. Many regions have faced the issue of removing millions of cubic yards of debris—much of it demolition debris, with contaminated or potentially hazardous wastes mixed in—in a way that protects public health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]