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Labor Department Requests Vaccine Rule Reinstatement

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) November 23 asked a federal appeals court to lift judicial restrictions on an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to implement a program of COVID-19 vaccination or regular testing and face coverings to protect unvaccinated workers. […]

Climate Change Conference: Keeping Hope Alive?

The United Kingdom hosted the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in partnership with Italy from October 31 to November 12, 2021. This year marked the 26th annual global climate summit, where world leaders come together to discuss and negotiate agreements to tackle climate change challenges. “Back in 2015, at COP21, […]

Crane Company Ordered to Pay Whistleblower

A Houston mobile crane rental company was ordered to pay a former employee nearly $24,000 in back wages, interest, and damages after firing the worker in June 2020 for refusing to drive in excess of federal limits and reported fatigue, according to a November 18 announcement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The […]

Ask the Expert: Employee Access to Medical Records After Injury

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking whether OSHA standard 1910.1020 allows employee access to medical records from all work-related injuries or just exposures resulting in illnesses from chemical or biological hazards. […]

Building Managers on the Hook for Lead Paint Safety Requirements

Property management companies (PMC) performing or offering to perform regulated renovations without EPA certification in pre-1978 housing or child-occupied facilities will be subject to stronger enforcement and compliance regulations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule in the future, according to a November 4, 2021, EPA news release. “Health impacts from exposure […]

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EHS On Tap E88: Talking About Workplace Safety Standards With the ASSP

On episode 88 of EHS On Tap, Tim Fisher, director standards development and technical services, and Lauren Bauerschmidt, manager of standards development at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), talk about the ASSP’s recently published workplace safety standards.

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Tom Votel Named Board Chair of International Safety Equipment Association

St. Paul, Minn. (November 18, 2021) – Tom Votel, Ergodyne President & CEO, was elected Chair of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) at the group’s annual fall meeting in Arlington, Virginia. An ISEA board member since 2011, Votel previously served for 2 years as Vice Chair alongside outgoing chairman Craig Wallentine, Global Business Development […]

The MACK-5500™ Multi-Air Command Kit

Chesapeake, Virginia – November 17, 2021 Air Systems International introduces the newest product to its Multi-Air Command Kit (MACK)  Series, the MACK-5500™. MACK’s™ are portable air distribution units designed to meet the most demanding air handling needs of fire and emergency response teams. All MACK™ units start with the MACK-1™ functionality of providing low pressure […]


CHICAGO, November 15, 2021 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, was recognized for the safety and extended risk module capabilities of its environment, health and safety (EHS) solution in the Verdantix Ltd Buyers Guide: Safety Management Software (2021). Among other factors, Origami was cited as a single platform for all EHS needs, […]

BLR partners with Enhesa to provide global compliance content for its EHS platform, EHS Hero.

BRENTWOOD, TN | November 12, 2021 BLR® a division of Simplify Compliance, is excited to announce a partnership with Enhesa, a global environment, health, and safety (EHS) compliance content provider.  This new partnership will expand available content coverage for BLR’s customer base and support organizations in their journey to globalize regulatory compliance and harmonize their […]