Tag: Affirmative Defenses

EPA Proposes Removing Emergency Affirmative Defense

On March 28, 2022, the EPA revived an Obama-era proposed regulation that, if enacted as proposed, will remove the emergency affirmative defense provisions found under Title V (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 70.6(g)) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The provision of the act defines an emergency as “any situation arising from sudden and […]

Lockout/Tagout Directive: A Peek behind the OSHA Curtain

OSHA’s new lockout/tagout (LOTO) directive tells you how the agency is interpreting the LOTO standards – and how its inspectors will be enforcing it. Wouldn’t you love to have the inside scoop on what OSHA inspectors will be looking for when they examine your lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures? Well, you can – courtesy of the agency […]