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Can You Afford ISO 14001 Certification?

When it comes to internationally recognized environmental management systems (EMSs), you can’t get much higher-profile than the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 standard. In 2015, nearly 320,000 businesses worldwide held valid certifications in ISO 14001. But obtaining ISO 14001 certification can be extremely costly, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises.

EPA Delays Pesticide Certification Rule—and Four Others

In a final rule published in the Federal Register (FR) without opportunity for public comment, the EPA has delayed the effective date of 5 final rules that had been originally scheduled to become effective in February and March 2017.

Q&A: Recording Employee Illnesses

Recently, a subscriber asked the following question: We have recently had two medical issues that required us to send the employees to the hospital. One passed out and collapsed from pneumonia, and the other had a potential TIA. Do either of these qualify as OSHA recordable accidents?

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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.

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, […]

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.

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 […]