One section of the OSH Act that seems to bewilder employers and employees alike is Section 5, known as the General Duty Clause (GDC). It’s very brief, but it has considerable significance among OSHA’s means of enforcing compliance—and, for that matter, can be useful to employees seeking relief from what they consider unsafe work. The […]
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2014 EPCRA Enforcement Roundup What do a wood door manufacturer, an organic food company, a wire manufacturer, a cheese manufacturer, and an oil sands crude refinery have in common? On the surface, it would appear they are pretty different, but when it comes to compliance with EPCRA, all reached settlements with the EPA during […]
How many employers have a presence on your worksite? Do you have two or three contractors renovating your office space, another contractor running your on-site cafeteria, some consultants evaluating your production unit, a medical group doing a wellness screening on-site, and a crew of temporary employees in the warehouse? All of those workers represent different […]
In today’s Advisor, we focus on standards and other considerations that can help manage combustible dust hazards.
Understanding the CAA’s General Duty Clause The CAA Amendments of 1990 marked the birth of the GDC, which became effective in November of that year for any stationary source producing, processing, handling, or storing regulated substances or extremely hazardous substance. But the GDC is not an actual regulation, nor can compliance with the GDC be […]