Two construction workers were severely injured by demolition robots in separate incidents, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries reported in a recent construction hazard alert.
As EHS professionals, we’re always striving to continuously improve our processes and programs, keep up with changing regulations, mitigate risk, and prevent incidents. But when it comes to fostering a strong safety culture, many of us aren’t yet where we want to be. Whether you’re building your culture from the ground up or are ready […]
As summer nears, environmental compliance efforts turn toward Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reports, which are due July 1. So far in 2019, the EPA has issued multiple five-digit fines to companies that submitted TRI reports but overlooked a chemical that should have been reported but wasn’t.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) renewed their workplace safety promotion and research partnership May 22. The continuing relationship is expected to result in new research on fall protection measures for young, immigrant construction workers in the coming year, the ASSP said in a […]
California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has revised its draft indoor heat illness prevention standard to address stakeholders’ concerns. Employers would have to maintain the indoor temperature and heat index below 87 degrees Fahrenheit when workers are present under the standard.
The EPA’s implementation of the small refinery exemption is one of the more disputed aspects of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The major question associated with the exemption appears to be how does the Agency make decisions to approve or deny applications for exemptions?
The EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) has issued a draft document on enhancing planning and communication between the Agency and the states in civil enforcement and compliance assurance.
With the current measles outbreak making news daily across the country, employers are wondering what they can do to protect their workers. Can you require your employees to be vaccinated against measles? What should you do if you learn one of your employees has a case of measles?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is asking for comments, data, and information about possible revisions to its Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard. The agency is considering whether to accept alternatives to energy-isolating devices.
In a May 13, 2019, intra-Agency memo that was leaked to news outlets, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler instructed the heads of four Agency offices to begin to reform how those offices evaluate costs and benefits as part of the regulatory decision process. The intent, wrote Wheeler, is to correct lapses in consistency and transparency evident […]