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Florida Contractor Cited in Heat-Related Death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Belle Glade, Florida, farm labor contractor McNeill Labor Management Inc. in the heatstroke death of a migrant sugar cane farmworker, the agency announced April 15. Because there’s no federal standard for heat exposures or heat illness prevention and the agency cites employers under the General Duty Clause […]

Heat Safety Advocates Criticize Florida Law Banning Water Breaks, Cooling Measures

A measure signed into law last week by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that prohibits local workplace standards requiring drinking water and cooling measures increases the risk of worker deaths from heat exposure, according to worker safety advocates. “The bill in Florida threatens to strip millions of workers of fundamental heat protection measures, such as access […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Vital Signs

With EHS Technology Week winding down, it makes perfect sense to go with a tech-oriented Song of the Week. This time around, we’re heading up north and backwards in time to 1981 for “Vital Signs” by Canadian power trio Rush. The Toronto-based band came up playing Led Zeppelin-inspired riff rock and eventually moved into progressive […]

EHS Technology Week 2024: A Review

As EHS Daily Advisor’s EHS Technology Week wraps up, let’s recap the various content offerings that became available throughout the week. A special thanks to Appruv, Avetta, Cority, Evotix, Examinetics, Industrial Scientific, Intelex, KPA, MSA, and SafetyIQ for sponsoring. Monday Back to Basics: The Risks of Exposure to Nanotechnology Back to Basics is a weekly feature that […]

Appeals Court Rules EPA Went Too Far in PFAS Order

On March 21, 2024, a federal appeals court ruled the EPA overstepped its authority in ordering Inhance Technologies, LLC, to stop producing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) during the fluorination of plastic containers. Background On December 1, 2023, the EPA issued orders to Inhance, a Houston-based plastics treatment company, directing it not to produce PFAS […]

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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.

EHSDA Shorts: Choosing Technology for Your Workplace

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Jennifer Hsu, MPH, CSP, a senior leader in EHS, about how to know if a new product or technology is a good fit for your business. Tune in to hear her insights. Transcript (edited for clarity): Question: How do you determine whether a product or new […]



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