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Don’t Let Your Air Emissions Reporting Deadline Fly By

Major reporting deadlines for environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers are heavily weighted in the first half of the year—the reporting season, so to speak. Make sure you are prepared for the 2018 whirlwind of reporting activity.

Know Your ‘Recognized Hazards’—Don’t Get Caught Off Guard!

Every employer knows the importance of complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations that apply to conditions specific to their workplace. Of course, you, as the employer, would like to think that your efforts and expenses in complying will help you avoid a fine for violating an OSHA rule.

Senators Request Investigation of EPA Administrator’s Science Policy

Ten U.S. senators (nine Democrats and Bernie Sanders, an Independent) have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s new policy for appointing members to the Agency’s scientific federal advisory committees (FACs). The request follows Pruitt’s issuance of principles and procedures for filling committee FAC vacancies. The major new provision prohibits […]

Cleaning Products Disclosure Law Passed in CA

In October 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Clean Product Right-to-Know Act of 2017, making California the second state to require manufacturers to publicly disclose the ingredients in cleaning products. New York State requires posting of cleaning product ingredients on the manufacturers website. The California law requires both disclosure online and labeling on […]

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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.

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 […]

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.