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Tips to Prevent Worker Exposure to Flavorings

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has officially made a recommendation to limit the exposure of workers to flavoring compounds. Yesterday we reviewed the recommended exposure limit (REL) and who’s affected. Today we offer tips for controlling worker exposure to these compounds at your facility.

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New Playbook for Conflict De-Escalation

Complimentary Webinar: New Playbook for Conflict De-Escalation

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Seat Belt Use Reaches All-Time High

The federal government reports that seat belt use in the United States has reached its highest level since regular national surveys began in 1994. How much of a difference does seat belt use matter? Keep reading to find out.

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It’s Time to Find That Missing Glove … and Remind Your Employees About Working in the Cold

Despite some bouts of downright balmy weather this fall, cold temperatures are settling in across many parts of the country. If you haven’t had “that conversation” with employees about working safely in the cold, it’s time.

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Employer Not Getting the Message on Scaffolding Hazards

Citations against a contractor cited more than 40 times for scaffolding violations have been upheld by the commission that reviews contested OSHA cases. Despite years of enforcement activity, this employer has not shown encouraging signs of changing its ways. Get details here.

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FMCSA Establishes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse

On December 2, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that establishes a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers. The clearinghouse database will serve as a central repository containing records of violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders.

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Exposure Limit Recommended for Flavorings

It’s official. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has officially made a recommendation to limit the exposure of workers to flavoring compounds. And don’t think it’s just for microwave popcorn plants! Today we will review the recommendations and who’s affected. Tomorrow we will see what the future holds for controlling worker exposure to these compounds at your facility.

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Employer Alert: OSHA Free to Enforce Antiretaliation Rule

An unsuccessful attempt to prohibit OSHA from enforcing anti-retaliation provisions contained in the agency’s recordkeeping regulations means the rules are now on the books and enforceable. Get more on this significant legal decision here.

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The Business Case for Stormwater Management: 3 Opportunities

Yesterday we reviewed the latest in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) guidance for community stormwater planning and why EHS managers should be involved. Today we will look at how some communities are promoting the development of green infrastructure (GI) for commercial and industrial facilities.

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Offshore Drilling Plan Earns Strong Reactions

The Department of the Interior (DOI) and DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) jointly announced the proposed final plan for offshore oil and gas (O&G) leases for 2017–2022. According to the BOEM, the proposed final plan makes available areas containing approximately 70 percent of the economically recoverable resources in the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS). Of the 11 lease sales being offered, 10 are in the Gulf of Mexico; only one—in the Cook Inlet Program Area—is off the coast of Alaska. No lease sales are proposed in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, both of which are rich in O&G deposits.

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