Asbestos usage remains a public health issue in the United States—we have not banned asbestos use, and there is still a plethora of products being used that contain asbestos. That’s why we continue to see considerable concerns surrounding asbestos exposure, and companies should ensure that, where asbestos is present, they alert workers and contractors to […]
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards do not specifically address automated external defibrillators (AEDs). However, exposures to first-aid hazards and the requirement that persons be properly trained to render first aid, which in some instances requires CPR training, are addressed in specific OSHA standards for the general industry. The regulations in state […]
Compliant, engaging, and effective training is essential to the success of every organizational environment, health, and safety (EHS) program. But as every EHS manager already knows, training management can also be a challenge. With the right outlook and systems, you can make your training efforts less burdensome and more beneficial.
In the current pandemic, environment, health, and safety (EHS) have become bigger priorities than ever before. As a result, businesses are working hard to ensure employees remember new rules and operating procedures to ensure safe working conditions.
It was a perfect storm of extreme winter weather, bad timing, system failures, and poor planning that caused what has already been characterized as the greatest forced power blackout in U.S. history.
A Hawaii appellate court recently affirmed a decision upholding a citation for a “serious” violation issued by the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH), rejecting a key defense because the employer didn’t follow its own unnecessarily strict safety policy.
U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Southern District of Texas denied Megasand Enterprise Inc.’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by its insurer Everest National Insurance Company. In its lawsuit, Everest seeks a decision relieving it from having to defend Megasand from claims that its discharges worsened flooding following Hurricane Harvey.
Several people, including one carrying a firearm, recently blocked the entrance of a Florence, Oregon, restaurant and threatened Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA) compliance officers investigating violations of the state’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS), according to the agency.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) announced it had cited several more employers for failing to protect employees from COVID-19. Michigan was one of a handful of states that established emergency temporary standards (ETSs) last fall for workplace COVID-19 exposures.
In December 2020, the EPA issued an Enforcement Alert regarding aftermarket defeat devices that “bypass or render inoperative required emissions control systems, resulting in significant increases in harmful air emissions” from motor vehicles and nonroad equipment.