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EPA Finalizes Drinking Water Standard for PFAS Pollution Protection

On April 10, 2024, the EPA announced it issued the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals.” Exposure to PFAS has been linked to deadly cancers, impacts to the liver and heart, and immune and developmental damage to […]

Ohio Manufacturer Facing $314K OSHA Fine

Faurecia Emissions Control Systems NA LLC, a Franklin, Ohio, automotive components supplier, faces $314,555 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines after a 26-year-old employee was fatally crushed, the agency announced April 16. The employer exposed machine operators to struck-by and caught-between hazards, according to OSHA. Investigators determined that the employer failed to include […]

A Closer Look at Construction Stormwater General Permits

Most contractors are familiar with pulling construction stormwater general permits (CGP) when a project will disturb more than 1 acre of land. However, it’s also important to note there are some instances when a permit is still required on projects that “disturb” less than an acre of land. Additionally, some projects also require federal and […]

Back to Basics: DOL Safety Litigation

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how the Department of Labor handles safety litigation. When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites an employer for safety and health violations, the employer may simply document steps taken […]

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Back to Basics: What is the OSHA Form 300 and How Do I Use It?

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: Work Zone Safety Tips

This week (April 15-19) is the 25th National Work Zone Awareness Week, sponsored by OSHA and the Georgia Struck-By Alliance. Here’s what you need to know about staying safe in a work zone.



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