In March 2019, the EPA used its authority under Section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to issue a final rule prohibiting the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution in commerce of methylene chloride for consumer paint and coating removal (stripping). The action carried out part of a proposal the Agency published in […]
Occupational safety and health professionals can now pursue two new certificate programs offered by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the group announced. The AIHA will now certify qualified professionals in assessing workplace chemical exposures and using instruments to detect gases and vapors.
Is your safety program managing risks or managing outcomes? That was the challenge posed by Peter Susca, principal of OpX Safety, in his session called “It’s Bigger than Safety: Integrating OSH into the Business” on the final day of Safety 2019, the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) taking place June […]
On day 2 of Safety 2019, the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Professionals, taking place June 9–12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Yeu-Li Yeung, the patient care ergonomics coordinator for Duke University Health System, and Neal Wiggermann, PhD, a specialist research scientist specializing in human factors and […]
As EHS professionals, we’re always striving to continuously improve our processes and programs, keep up with changing regulations, mitigate risk, and prevent incidents. But when it comes to fostering a strong safety culture, many of us aren’t yet where we want to be. Whether you’re building your culture from the ground up or are ready […]
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.
Audit Management Solutions are Designed to Standardize, Centralize and Streamline Your Audit Program to Mitigate Key EHSQ Risks Across Your Organization. Auditing is a fundamental component of ISO 14001, 9001, and 45001. Federal and State regulatory agencies also strongly encourage companies to audit their compliance programs under the Plan-Do-Check-Act model of continuous improvement. Internal auditing […]
Conducting a workplace safety audit is the most comprehensive way for a company to gauge the efficiency, effectiveness and legality of its total health and safety management system.
Why reinvent the wheel when there are so many ready-made safety observances to link up to? The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes an annual list of safety meeting topics. Here are some highlights.