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Asbestos

Asbestos

Occupational safety news OSHA draft guidance on joint employers and inspections draws GOP scrutiny Washington – A draft guidance document from OSHA that would require inspectors to obtain information to determine whether franchisors and franchisees are joint employers...
NIOSH Pocket Guide for Hazardous Chemicals

NIOSH Pocket Guide for Hazardous Chemicals

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 Problem or Behavior Problem?

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...

Globally Harmonized System Deadlines

Implementation Deadlines: June 1, 2015: Employers must be in compliance with GHS December 1, 2015: Distributors must have GHS labels on all shipments. June 1, 2016: employers must be in compliance with GHS. OSHA Implementation of the Globally Harmonized System...
Confined Spaces in Construction

Confined Spaces in Construction

Confined Spaces in Construction: New OSHA Subpart AA This standard became effective on August 3, 2015. Compliance Guide:  Protecting Construction Workers in Confined Spaces: Small Entity Compliance Guide (PDF*). Temporary Enforcement Policy:  Temporary Enforcement...