Category: EHS Management

Your Workers May Be Particularly Fatigued Today

Most parts of the country just turned their clocks ahead one hour. The National Safety Council is cautioning employers that workers in certain positions and industries who already have a higher risk of being drowsy may be even more tired than usual this Monday.

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Beyond Regulatory Compliance: EPA Resources for Small Entities

Earlier this week, we looked at the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) and how it amplifies the voice of small business in the federal rulemaking process and provides some relief from the burden of regulatory enforcement. We also looked at the specific resources the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides to help […]

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OSHA Resources for Small Entities

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are nearly 29 million small businesses—defined as firms with fewer than 500 employees—in the United States. Small businesses account for about 48% of private sector employment.


Compliance Assistance and Enforcement Relief for Small Business

Small businesses are vital to the American economy, but they can have a difficult time absorbing regulatory compliance costs that larger businesses take in stride. For this reason, Congress created the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA). The SBREFA requires federal agencies to analyze the economic impact of new rules on small businesses and […]

L.A. Rail Line Egress

New L.A. Rail Line Establishes Critical Code-Compliant Egress

Providing code compliant egress is essential for any construction architect but particularly in the case of underground transit systems. The confined spaces, tight stair wells, and potential for the emergency evacuation of hundreds, if not thousands, of riders means the project must be well-designed and constructed.


Amplifying the Voice of Small Businesses with SBREFA

Small businesses accounted for more than 60% of net new jobs created between 1993 and mid-2013 in the United States. In recent years, very small firms—those in the 20- to 499-employee category—have led job creation. But they face compliance challenges that larger companies with more resources do not.

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When It Comes to Regulatory Protections, ‘Small’ May Be Bigger Than You Think

Small businesses are vital to the American economy, but regulatory compliance can be a heavy burden for small employers. Two laws, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA), provide protection and relief for small employers that must comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety […]