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Global Harmonization Standard Reminder

The first date in OSHA’s Global Harmonization Standard (GHS) is coming up before you know it. OSHA is requiring that employees are trained on the new label elements (i.e., pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and signal words) an...

General, OSHA  •  November 19, 2013

Hazard Alert: Methylene Chloride

In January 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in conjunction with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a Hazard Alert regarding the use of methylene chloride during bathtub refinishin...

General, Manufacturing, OSHA  •  October 31, 2013

OSHA's National Emphasis Program: Isocyantes

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors industries with specific hazards by developing National Emphasis Programs or NEPs. These programs are developed based upon injury and illnesses data, specific type of industry or haza...

General, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  September 18, 2013

Residential Construction Fall Protection

What relevance does an OSHA announcement about Construction in 2010 have in 2013? Think fall protection.

Construction, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  August 20, 2013

PELs, STELs, and Ceiling Limits

The air we breathe is never contaminant free in the sense that the atmospheric gases comprising air (nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases) are “littered” with dust particles, pollen, dander, microbes, and chemical...

General, OSHA  •  June 13, 2013

OSHA and Compliance Based Safety

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while other people will find a way around the laws." - Plato (427-347 B.C.)

General, OSHA  •  May 09, 2013

Meeting OSHA's Revised HazCom Standard's Training Requirements

With OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) remaining as one of the top five most frequently cited standards against employers (ranking #2 in fiscal year 2012), now’s the time to prepare for meeting the first compliance deadline of December 1, 20...

General, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  May 02, 2013

Use Your Filtering Facepiece

OSHA defines a filtering facepiece (dust mask) as “a negative pressure particulate respirator with a filter as an integral part of the facepiece or with the entire facepiece composed of the filtering medium.”

General, OSHA  •  February 28, 2013

It's That Time Again: Post Your OSHA 300 Log Summary

OSHA's 29CFR 1904.1 requires all employers with more than 10 employees to keep a record of workplace injuries and illnesses.

General, Claims Management, OSHA  •  February 01, 2013

Reporting Mechanical Power Press Injuries

In most cases, employers need only to record work-related injuries and illnesses on the OSHA 300 form without a need to contact OSHA. However, as stated in 29 CFR 1904.39, Reporting Fatalities and Multiple Hospitalization Incidents to OSHA.

Manufacturing, OSHA  •  September 13, 2012