News And Workplace Safety Updates

Asbestos

| May 9, 2013

Occupational safety news OSHA draft guidance on joint employers and inspections draws GOP scrutiny Washington – A draft guidance document from OSHA that would require inspectors to obtain information to determine whether franchisors and franchisees are joint employers – and therefore liable for safety violations – has triggered concerns among some House Republicans. The GOP […]

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NIOSH Pocket Guide for Hazardous Chemicals

NIOSH Pocket Guide for Hazardous Chemicals

| April 21, 2013

NIOSH Pocket Guide:  What’s Inside The NIOSH Pocket Guide includes the following: Chemical names, synonyms, trade names, CAS, RTECS, and DOT ID and guide numbers Chemical structure/formula, conversion factors NIOSH recommended exposure limits (RELs) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limits (PELs) NIOSH immediately dangerous to life and health values (IDLHs) Physical description […]

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Safety Problem or Behavior Problem?

| April 19, 2013

Safety or Behavior? Every day, workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities cause immeasurable pain and suffering to employees and their families as well as to the company itself.  Some estimates indicate that workplace injuries and illnesses cost American companies approximately $200 billion per year in wasteful and preventable costs.  Effective management, leading to effective employee safety and health programs, […]

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