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 […]
If OSHA knocked on your door, how would you respond? Would you throw open the doors to your facility and give the inspector free reign, or would you demand that the inspector obtain a warrant before entering? That decision—and the many others that take place throughout the course of an OSHA inspection—can have a major […]
Does your warehouse facility have an adequate fire prevention and preparedness strategy? That was the question on attendees’ minds in the standing-room-only crowd for Tim Dietz’s and Ray Panko’s presentation on the first day of the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Safety 2019 Conference and Exposition, held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
At 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, Kristen Bell of the Krause Bell Group delivered a session titled “BBS, HOP, Leadership, & Culture: How Safety Improvement Really Works.”
It’s National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association. Use this day to start, review, or update your forklift and pedestrian safety program.
In a final rule, the EPA has exempted air emissions from animal waste at farms from the emergency release notification requirements of Section 304 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
California employers must protect their employees who work outdoors from heat stress under the state’s heat illness prevention regulations, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) warned June 5. Cal/OSHA reminded employers of their obligations under state regulations as the National Weather Service (NWS) issued heat advisories for triple-digit temperatures in Fresno, Kern, Kings […]