In an apparent timing maneuver, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has formally proposed to rescind the Obama administration’s 2015 rule establishing requirements for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of oil and gas (O&G) reserves on federal and tribal lands.
OSHA’s hazard communication standard, also known as HazCom, gives employees the right to know and understand the hazards of the chemicals they could be exposed to at work. It’s a simple concept, but many employers fall short when it comes to compliance, as evidenced by hazcom’s status as the most common OSHA violation in general […]
On July 3, a boiler explosion just outside Dhaka, Bangladesh put supply chains back in the news: the factory made clothing for seven European retailers. Like other clothing and footwear retailers before them—brands as recognizable as Nike, Walmart, and H&M—those retailers will answer in the court of public opinion for the preventable deaths and injuries […]
On the night of July 3, 2017, workers at the Multifabs Limited garment factory just outside Dhaka, Bangladesh were preparing to put the facility back into production. The factory, which supplies knitted apparel to firms in seven different European countries, had been shut down for the 10-day Eid holiday at the end of the Muslim […]
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.