Things are getting hot on this week’s installment of the EHSDA Song of the Week. We’re throwing it back to 1974, a time when lapels were huge and the bell bottoms were huger. The Ohio Players went all the way to #1 on the Billboard singles chart with the supremely funky “Fire,” which still pops […]
As the year comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our highlights from 2022. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite Back to Basics articles from this year. The Fundamentals of ESG The modern workplace is changing because of many different factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Resignation, and […]
This week, October 9-15, is Fire Prevention Week. This national week of observance is the longest-running public health observance in United States history, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility in the workplace, says OSHA. Here’s what you need to know about fire safety. Check out our Back to Basics: Fire Safety […]
On episode 129 of EHS On Tap, Brian O’Connor, fire prevention engineer with the National Fire Protection Association, talks about workplace fire prevention tips.
Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s standards for fire safety and prevention. This week, October 9-15, is Fire Prevention Week. This national week of observance is the longest-running public health observance in United States history, according […]
On episode 126 of EHS On Tap, Derek Sang, technical training manager at Bulwark, talks about Common Myths and Misconceptions about flame-resistant clothing. This episode is sponsored by Bulwark.
Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s recommendations for preparing and responding to wildfires. Wildfires are becoming increasingly more common with climate change, and they cause major hazards for both people and businesses. According to the EPA, […]
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) recently announced new permanent workplace safety and health standards for heat and wildfire smoke exposures. Oregon rules for heat illness prevention and agricultural labor housing take effect June 15. The wildfire smoke protection standard takes effect July 1. “As we enter what we expect will be […]
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA) is proposing state safety rules for worker exposures to extreme heat and wildfire smoke. The rules “would provide the strongest such protections in the nation,“ according to the agency. Federal OSHA has no standard for wildfire smoke exposures but issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking […]
The EPA released a draft revised risk evaluation for the cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster (HBCD) in December 2021. HBCD is primarily used as a flame retardant in building materials like insulation, solder paste, recycled plastics, and automobile replacement parts. “The final risk evaluation for HBCD found unreasonable risks to the environment for 6 out of […]