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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 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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EHS on Tap Episode 14: Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

On this episode of EHS on Tap, we will be taking a close look at the EPA’s recent rulemaking finalizing regulations on hazardous waste generators and whether the EPA’s proclamation that this rule makes the regulations more user-friendly, more understandable, and provides greater flexibility to the regulated community holds true. Legal editor, Emily Remmel speaks […]

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