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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Occupational safety news OSHA draft guidance on joint employers and inspections draws GOP scrutiny Washington – A draft guidance document from OSHA that would require inspectors to obtain information to determine whether franchisors and franchisees are joint employers – and therefore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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Globally Harmonized System Deadlines

| April 11, 2013

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 Download a free PowerPoint Presentation [PPT, 162 KB, … www.osha.gov/SLTC/…/index.html Information from OSHA:  www.osha.gov

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Confined Spaces in Construction

| February 26, 2013

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 Policy for Residential Construction Work in Confined Spaces. OSHA Memo, (October 1, 2015). Compliance assistance materials and the full text:  https://www.osha.gov/confinedspaces/

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