In workplaces where noise levels exceed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) action level of 85 A-weighted decibels (dBA) as a time-weighted average, employers must put a hearing conservation program in place. In addition to reducing noise levels and noise exposures, selecting appropriate hearing protection, audiometric testing, and recordkeeping, a hearing conservation program includes […]
In an action that parallels EPA’s rulemaking to write a new definition of the Clean Water Act (CWA) term waters of the United States (WOTUS), the Agency is soliciting comments on whether pollutant discharges into groundwater that has a hydrologic connection to WOTUS are subject to CWA regulation.
Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) delayed enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica rule for construction, don’t expect the same for the general industry rule. Enforcement for the general industry and maritime rule begins June 23, 2018—exactly as scheduled.
When you create a workplace noise map using a sound level meter, you may get all of the information you need. However, if the results of your sound level measurements are borderline, or if other factors like variable noise or highly mobile workers are present, you may need to get a little more granular. You […]
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.
Now’s the time to entrench participation in your programs and extend your EHS platform across devices with minimal headache and heartache. Ensuring the health and safety of your workforce carries a huge amount of responsibility. You are your team’s most trusted advisor when it comes to improving well-being in your workplace.
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.
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.