Subsurface areas such as basements are hidden harbors for silent and toxic intrusion of vapors that can lead to detrimental health effects. The Environmental Protection Agency has always had an interest in vapor intrusion, but now, rousing recent interest the agency has made a stark move. It has proposed to add vapor intrusion as a […]
Motor vehicle crashes cost U.S. employers about $25 billion per year, affecting productivity, workers’ compensation and medical costs, liability, and reputation. Find out more about a newly launched resource to help keep your people safe on the road. Business Pulse: Motor Vehicle Safety at Work (http://www.cdcfoundation.org/businesspulse/vehicle-safety) explores how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]
September is National Preparedness Month. Is your workplace emergency plan in good shape? Check out our infographic for 7 steps to make sure you’re prepared to keep your workers safe when the unexpected happens. 7 Steps of Workplace Emergency Planning by Safety.BLR.com
On this episode of EHS on Tap, we plunge into EPA’s proposed Pharmaceutical Rule and what this rule will mean for the overall health of our freshwater resources as well as the consequences to health care facilities. On this podcast, we speak with environmental attorney and legal expert, Summer Nastich with Nastich Law in Berkeley, […]
For the first time in 25 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is increasing its penalty amounts. Employers could face civil penalties 78 percent greater than before. In an effort to boost compliance and deter safety violations, employers must demonstrate their commitment to safety… or pay the price. EHS on Tap is […]
On May 12, OSHA published a final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness to OSHA annually. This infographic provides an overview of what the new rule requires and when employers need to comply. OSHA’s Injury and Illness Tracking Rule by Safety.BLR.com
On this episode of EHS on Tap, we parse through the significant and recent legislative reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act, better known as TSCA, and what Congress’s action will mean for the future of chemical regulation. Don’t miss out on new podcasts. Follow EHS on Tap on SoundCloud and iTunes!
On this episode of EHS on Tap, we discuss the constantly changing work environment for construction workers and the human response to site progress. We talk to construction and compliance experts Debbie Petrelle and Ana Ellington about this workplace phenomenon and the importance for construction workers and managers to practice good housekeeping on a daily […]
OSHA finalized its rule on respirable crystalline silica in March, with phased-in compliance dates beginning in 2017. See BLR Legal Editor Ana Ellington discuss some background information on silica, the exposure and health risks associated with silica, workers and industries affected by the new rule, and specific provisions of the new silica rules.
After 40 years, the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been reformed in an effort to more effectively manage chemicals in this country and give EPA more authority to evaluate and mitigate the associated risks. This infographic summarizes the important points of TSCA reform.