Given that as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he led a legal challenge against the Clean Power Plan (CPP), is EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt ethically qualified to undertake an objective review of the rule?
Under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations, no one may ship a hazardous material or carry a hazardous material in transportation without a shipping paper. Seems pretty clear, but shipping paper violations continue to rank high on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) list of hazmat violations uncovered during roadside inspections. To clear […]
California’s state-run OSHA program has proposed a standard to prevent musculoskeletal injuries among hotel housekeepers. Read on to find out more about the effort and how long it’s been on the drawing board.
Do federal hazardous materials transportation regulations outweigh how a state interprets and enforces hazardous waste regulations? In times when the federal government bends toward extreme leniency or extreme enforcement, cases such as one currently playing out in Oregon could have ramifications for environment, health, and safety managers (EHS) nationwide.
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.
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.
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, […]
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 […]