Tag: Compliance

EPA Reports Rising Compliance Inspections

Last month, the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) announced fiscal year (FY) 2022 enforcement and compliance accomplishments, which included an increase in inspections of more than 78% over FY 2021, particularly in overburdened environmental justice communities. “Taken together, OECA’s criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement cases reduced, treated or eliminated pollutants by 95 […]

How’s Your Compliance with OSHA’s Frequently Cited Standards?

How likely are you to see an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspector? The agency’s continually growing list of emphasis programs offers one clue. Then there are the OSHA standards the agency cites more often than others. OSHA recently announced its top 10 most frequently cited safety and health standards for fiscal year 2022. […]

Looking Back at EHS Compliance Week

As EHS Daily Advisor winds down Compliance Week, let’s take a look back at our various content offerings throughout the week. Compliance with the various requirements and regulations surrounding safety is a key component in improving workplace safety, and the guests who contributed their expertise this week provided plenty of useful and insightful tips and […]

Safety inspection, citations

4 Things to Consider Before Demanding Warrant from OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance officers typically arrive without advance notice, which is enough to raise alarm bells in the minds of many employers. You might know why they’re there. Or you might not have any idea. Whatever the situation, step one should be to ask yourself: Should I demand the inspector come […]

HazCom, GHS labels

Four Key Compliance Points for Your Hazard Communication Program

Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. Violations of the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) are always near the top of the list. Here are several important compliance points for environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers that […]

Compliance

How to Manage EHS Compliance Amid a Storm of Change

“The only constant is change.” While this phrase is something of a cliché, that doesn’t make it any less true—and it is especially true for businesses. While change can be exciting and productive for an organization, it also carries with it a certain amount of risk, and some of this risk is tied directly to […]

Faces of EHS: Martin Anderson on Keeping EHS Lean and Enjoying the Challenges

Environment, health, and safety (EHS) work is complex and challenging, with a wide range of factors that need to be accounted for to ensure not only that the job gets done but also that everyone gets to head home at the end of the day. In this installment of “Faces of EHS,” we chat with […]

Safety technology, data, AI

Going Virtual with Your EHS Audits

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic so many aspects of our lives have changed, including the ways we work. For many, remote and virtual work have become a new normal, but it poses great challenges—some of which have never before been considered—for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals. EHS leaders are nothing if not […]

Group of men working at a chemical warehouse classifying barrels

The Ins and Outs of Chemical Compliance: Hazmat, HazCom, Hazardous Waste, and GHS

Chemical substances can have an assortment of labels and placards as they move through commerce and eventually end up as waste products. The Departments of Labor (DOL) and Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have regulatory authority during various points of transport, storage, use, and disposal of hazardous substances. The National Fire Protection […]

PPE equipment

Putting PPE to Work: Tips for Ensuring Compliance

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is the last line of defense against hazards, and it has the potential to prevent injuries and save lives. But safety glasses can’t work when they’re perched on an employee’s forehead; a hard hat is useless if left sitting on the breakroom table; and what is the point of safety gloves […]