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Secretary Su Joins ASSP to Unveil Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial

Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su will join American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) President Jim Thornton and New York Governor Kathy Hochul on October 11 to dedicate a memorial in New York City to the 146 garment workers killed in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the ASSP announced September 27. The ASSP was […]

D.C. Circuit Rejects Attempt to Block Good Neighbor Plan

On September 25, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a motion in Utah v. EPA to stay the EPA Good Neighbor Plan, which regulates air pollution crossing state lines. The single-page ruling states the motion was denied because the plaintiffs “have not satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay […]

Final Asbestos Rule Requires Reporting on All Types of Asbestos

The new final rule requiring reporting on all six fiber types of asbestos went into effect August 24, 2023. Issued under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the rule requires asbestos manufacturers (including importers) and processors to report certain use and exposure information from the past 4 years, including information on asbestos-containing […]

VIDA Regulations to Be Finalized to Protect WOTUS From Vessel Discharges

On September 8, 2023, the EPA published a proposed consent decree to finalize nationwide standards that will protect U.S. waterways from harmful vessel discharges. Under the agreement, the agency must release final regulations on ballast water discharges by September 24, 2024. The proposed consent decree is to settle Center for Biological Diversity et al. v. […]

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Back to Basics: OSHA 300 Log

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we take a look at the OSHA 300 log and how to use it. If you’ve ever questioned what to record on your OSHA Form 300, short for OSHA Log of Injuries and […]

Faces of EHS: 2023 Questions 

Are you an environment, health, and safety (EHS) professional with something to contribute to your professional community? If so, we want to hear from you! Faces of EHS is our feature series where we profile leaders in the EHS industry, shining a light on their background, best practices, trends, and, most importantly, how they keep […]

Infographic: OSHA Top 10 List for FY 2022

The construction industry fall protection standard remains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standard for the 12th year in a row, the agency announced on September 20. Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented a list of preliminary figures for fiscal year (FY) 2022—the fiscal year ends September […]

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Infographic: Evacuation Procedures

During emergencies, things can go wrong in an instant. It’s crucial for safety leaders to develop emergency action plans (EAP) with effective evacuation procedures, so that in a disaster scenario, employees know where to go. Here’s what you need to know about evacuation procedures. Check out our Back to Basics: Evacuation Procedures article for more information.



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