This tag is associated with 8 posts

Congressional Committee Leaders Urge Action on Stalled Silica Standard

A Feb. 27 letter from four Congressional Committee leaders requests action from the White House on OSHA’s proposal to update its crystalline silica exposure standard. The silica standard has been delayed at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for over two years; it was originally sent to OIRA on Feb. 14, 2011, for … Continue reading »

New Wrinkles in Hand Protection

Glove manufacturers are addressing the need for gloves affording higher dexterity. When it comes to the industrial workplace, hand protection is a critical part of personal safety. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, injuries to the hand, wrist, and finger account for the second-highest (23 percent) number of workplace injuries, with approximately 110,000 … Continue reading »

What is the first step for any EHS manager in a new role and new company?

From the LinkedIn group EHS Professionals comes this most basic question, with a number of diverse answers… Introduce yourself to each department manager and ask them to give you a tour of their department, including everything they do that is HSE-related. Conduct a gap analysis I would conduct a five to seven year incident analysis … Continue reading »

Hearing Conservation in 2012: Focus on NRR

By Theresa Y. Schulz Noise in the workplace and hearing conservation will continue to be an issue in 2012. Although regulatory changes seem stalled, significant attention is being given to noise hazards. After serving their country in the U.S. armed forces, many veterans are returning to the workplace. Unfortunately, a significant number now suffer from … Continue reading »

Brady’s Visual Confined Space Procedures Provide an Effective Compliance with OSHA’s CFR for Permit Required Confined Spaces

Brady’s G-CSP solution is presented in a worker-friendly, visually-instructive format that ensures hazardous and potentially hazardous confined spaces are always entered properly and safely. Brady’s service professionals will visit your facility to audit the confined- and potentially-confined spaces in your facilities. Brady then develops the visual procedures that will provide for safe entry. These documented … Continue reading »

Learn About Respirators; their care, maintenance, and more

Massive resources are available on the OSHA site managed and maintained by the US Dept of Labor. Canadian regulations are also very similar, if not often to the same standard.  An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, … Continue reading »

Workplace Safety: OHSA Issues Report of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards, in 2011

OSHA recently released a report of the 10 most frequently cited standards, as well as the 10 standard violations for which the highest fines were assessed, during its fiscal year, October 1, 2010- September 30, 2011. The most frequently cited standards were: 1. Construction scaffolding, general safety requirements. 29 CFR 1926.451.; 2. Fall protection in … Continue reading »

Fall Protection Problems Top List Of Most Common OSHA Violations for 2011

from Occupational Safety & Health Reporter™ By Bruce Rolfsen Problems related to employees falling off scaffolds, roofs, ladders, and other high places were the top violations cited in fiscal 2011, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Federal OSHA inspectors discovered about 17,200 violations of OSHA standards protecting workers from falls, the agency data requested … Continue reading »

%d bloggers like this: