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More Financial Assurance Rulemaking on the Way

In a FR notice, the EPA has indicated its intention to begin rulemaking that may impose financial assurance requirements to ensure that sufficient funds are available to clean up hazardous waste generated by three industrial sectors: (1) chemical manufacturing; (2) petroleum and coal products manufacturing; and (3) electric power generation, transmission, and distribution.

Summer School on Summer Safety: National Safety Month Bonus Topic

Every June, the National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety “to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.” So, for the rest of this month, the Friday Safety Daily Advisor will participate by giving you training information and resources on each weekly theme. NSM’s overall theme this year is "Safety […]

Guard Against Workplace Amputations

Yesterday, we talked about workplace amputation risks. Today, we look at machine safeguards, the primary method for preventing amputations.< The two primary methods used to safeguard machines are guards and safeguarding devices. Guards provide physical barriers that prevent access to danger areas. Safeguarding devices either prevent or detect operator contact with the point of operation […]

OSHA Withdraws Proposed Interpretation on Occupational Noise

OSHA announced today that it is withdrawing its proposed interpretation on occupational noise, entitled: “Interpretation of OSHA’s Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise.” The proposed interpretation would have expanded upon the “feasible administrative or engineering controls” phrasing used in OSHA’s noise standard. It was first published on Oct 19, 2010 in […]

Sedentary Workers: A Looming Health Problem?

Sitting is the most common posture for many working Americans. Could all those hours in a chair be making them sick? Sitting has been getting a bad rap lately, with some calling it the "new smoking" and others referring to the health risks of "chair disease." For example, a study conducted at the University of […]

I Need Help Scheduling My Training!

Our Safety Training Tips editor says that, when it comes effective scheduling, you need to know the “SCORE.” Scheduling safety training doesn’t have to be a source of endless stress if you approach it in the right way. The acronym “SCORE” can help you get on the right track. Schedule training far in advance—at least […]

Guard Employee Safety with Machine Guards

Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers and limbs, lacerations and abrasions—the list of possible machinery-related injuries is long and gruesome. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these injuries. Undetected or unprotected machine hazards and insufficient or inadequate training on machine safety features and procedures results in thousands of injuries every year—some disabling, some fatal, […]

Your Safety Record: Slip-Sliding Away?

Considering the full spectrum of workplace injuries, slip-and-fall accidents may seem relatively minor—and sometimes they are. But the fact of the matter is that they are a major cause of workplace injuries and deaths. Today we invite you to a special audio conference on eliminating slip-and-fall hazards in your workplace. According to OSHA, slips, trips, […]

There’s No Place Like Home—Especially in a Weather Emergency!

Emergency preparedness is critical in the workplace and may be one of the first things you cover when training new employees. But it’s also a good idea to give workers practical safety information for home weather emergencies, too. Being prepared for weather emergencies can make a big difference in the impact such an event makes […]