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EHS on Tap: E24 Active Shooter & Workplace Violence Training Essentials

Active shooter and other workplace violence incidents vary by environment, motive and perpetrators, but there are common threads that can be used to create a solid safety program and employee training. Although it can be difficult to engage employees in such training, it is essential to empower the workforce to prevent and respond to critical […]

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EHS on Tap: E23 Heat Stress: Employer Requirements and Innovative Best Practices to Protect Workers

Summer is around the corner, and with increased temperatures come increased risk of heat stress incidents in the workplace. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments indoors or outdoors, or even those engaged in strenuous physical activities may be at risk for heat stress. Heat stress can cause all sorts […]

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EHS on Tap: E22 What’s on the Horizon for OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Rule?

Servicing and maintaining equipment is dangerous business, causing up to 50,000 injuries and 120 fatalities, including electrocution, burns, crush injuries, cuts, lacerations, amputations, and fractures, each year. Obviously, a strong regulatory system is needed, but does OSHA’s standard reflect current technology? What are some of the alternative methods that can be used that offer the […]

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EHS on Tap: E21 Environmental Audits 101: What Every Facility Manager Should Know

Environmental audits can be great tools to help assess compliance liabilities and provide a basis for minimizing liabilities by bringing to light areas of noncompliance. They can lead to implementation of corrective measures before federal or state inspectors and investigators visit a facility. However, conducting a comprehensive environmental audit can be a daunting task. On […]

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EHS on Tap: E20 The Role of Senior Management in Workplace Safety Culture

“Safety culture” is top priority for every safety manager these days, but how to shape a culture is a continual challenge. Most of the time, the focus is on the attitudes of managers and supervisors that work directly with workers and improving employee engagement, but a successful safety culture also requires the most senior leaders […]

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EHS on Tap: E19 Update on Electronic Recordkeeping, Anti-Retaliation under OSHA’s Injury and Illness Rule

All employers required to keep injury and illness records are impacted by OSHA’s recent workplace injuries and illnesses rule, which requires certain employers to electronically submit data and prohibits employers from discouraging workers from reporting an injury or illness. Many believe the antiretaliation provision of the rule will be eliminated as soon as OSHA leadership […]

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EHS on Tap Episode 18: What’s the Future of the EPA and Its Regulations?

What does President Trump’s Executive Order directing federal agencies to repeal two regulations for every new one issued mean for the EPA? With the Administration’s promise to roll back most of EPA’s regulations and many in Congress calling for the agency to be eliminated entirely, the future of EPA regulations is of top interest to […]

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EHS on Tap Episode 17: What’s Next for OSHA’s Controversial Silica Rule?

OSHA announced its silica final rule last spring and it immediately received criticism from industry groups. These groups call the standard unobtainable and very costly, and claim that the rule isn’t really necessary to improve worker safety. But is the rule too costly? Is the standard impossible to meet with current technology? On this episode, […]

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EHS on Tap Episode 16: Understanding the True Costs of Managing Stormwater

On this episode of EHS on Tap, we will discuss stormwater management and the costs associated with stormwater. We will also take a close look at the EPA’s recent Municipal Permit Remand Rule and the Construction General Permit and what these regulations mean for businesses, municipalities, and communities. Emily Remmel, JD, speaks with Seth Brown, […]

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EHS on Tap Episode 15: Step to It – OSHA’s Walking Working Surfaces Rule

On this episode of EHS on Tap, we address the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s recent rulemaking on walking working surfaces and how the rule aims to prevent slips, trips, and falls in the workplace. BLR Legal Editor Emily Remmel speaks with attorney Adele Abrams. Adele heads a nine-attorney firm that represents employers and contractors […]

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