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Compliance Deadline Extended for UOG Wells

The EPA has issued a direct final rule extending the compliance deadline for onshore unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction wells subject to the Agency’s June 28, 2016, final pretreatment effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs). Under the direct final rule, UOG facilities—including wells that are hydraulically fractured—that were lawfully discharging to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) […]

Tech Giants Support CPP

Four of the wealthiest and most influential tech companies in the world have jointly submitted an amicus brief supporting the EPA in the Agency’s defense in June 2016 of its Clean Power Plan (CPP) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Back Safety: Preventive Strategies from the Experts

Back problems cause workers pain and business huge losses, but they’re relatively easy to prevent, say experts, if you take the appropriate steps and do the appropriate training.” What malady affects 45–60 million Americans, including 70 percent to 80 percent of all workers, at some time in their careers? What’s the second-leading cause of lost […]

Q&A: More A’s to Your S&H Q’s

Yesterday, we presented a sample of questions received by BLR safety experts and the answers they provided. Today, we conclude our Q&A with these offerings. Q. Is testing after employee training really necessary? A. Testing employees’ understanding of safety benefits everybody. Tests help you assess the effectiveness of your employee safety training. They help you: […]

Healthy Lawn, Healthy Worker

It’s June and for much of the United States that means prime lawn mowing season. What that means for you as a safety trainer is that your employees may be exercising muscles they haven’t used all winter and face other health hazards as they take care of home maintenance duties. Sore muscles and other health […]

Keep Workers on the Job – Not on Their Backs

Back injuries are one of the most common workplace maladies. This week, our Safety Training Tips Editor provides tips for preventing these injuries, along with their painful—and costly—consequences. It’s not surprising that there are so many back injuries on the job. The back is involved in almost every move your employees make during the workday. […]

EPA on Flight Path to Limit Aircraft GHGs

The EPA has issued a final rule that finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and the welfare of future generations. Having made that determination, the EPA is now obligated by the Clean Air Act (CAA) to propose and issue final […]

Have Your S&H Programs Got That Special Something?

Today and tomorrow, we highlight two companies that have discovered that special something that drives value in their safety and health programs. Learn how they got there and the difference it has made. “Commitment” is among the most overused words in the safety universe, but at Strick Trailers, commitment really is the driving force. Strick […]