Facial hair prevents employees from effectively wearing tight-fitting respirators. Experts at Safety.BLR.com® were recently asked who bears the responsibility for paying for alternate options, such as a Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR). There are both safety and human resources considerations—read on to see the answer.
We’re less than 1 month away from Safety Culture 2019, and we have a great variety of speakers in store for event attendees. One of those speakers, L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH, recently sat down with the EHS Daily Advisor to talk about Total Worker Health® and how it can improve your safety culture and […]
With a National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction happening this week, we’re taking a look at some fall protection questions recently answered by our experts at Safety.BLR.com®. Do you need a plan or personal fall arrest systems if you have adequate railing and protection from hazards? What about scissor lifts? Read on for the […]
Environmental, health, and safety (EHS) managers must be constantly aware of the numerous and ever-changing chemicals that are present at their facility, as each chemical presents unique risks to the workforce and other onsite personnel. Seemingly innocent mistakes such as storing a chemical improperly or mislabeling a container can lead to potentially catastrophic consequences. Therefore, […]
October has been National Protect Your Hearing Month, and our experts at Safety.BLR.com® have been busy answering subscribers’ questions about hearing conservation. We’ve selected a couple for our EHS Daily Advisor readers—where does an office employee fit into a hearing conservation program, and what happens when an employee refuses to take a baseline audiometric test?
A Safety.BLR.com® subscriber recently asked our experts if an employee’s electric shock experience was recordable on the OSHA 300 log. Read on to see the specifics of the incident and what the experts had to say.
Experts at Enviro.BLR.com® were recently asked, “If the hazardous waste is unused and unopened and has GHS labeling on the container from the manufacturer, can you just write hazardous waste on there with the accumulation date and be compliant?” Read on to learn their answer.
Q. I manage our filter cake waste as a hazardous secondary material (HSM) and notified the EPA and state environmental protection agency before managing the waste as a HSM. Are there any other reporting requirements after the initial notification?
Q: We currently have locations across the US that pay our employees for their lunch break. If an hourly employee leaves the premises, while on a “paid” lunch break, would the employer be liable if they were to get into an accident or incur an injury?
In 1971, the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a joint memorandum to clarify jurisdictional issues related to the regulation of facilities with the potential to discharge oil into the environment. Nearly 50 years later, there is still significant uncertainty about where one agency’s authority ends and the other’s begins.