OSHA's New Silica Standard Contains Key Medical Surveillance Requirements

Last March, OSHA issued a final silica standard to reduce lung cancer, COPD, and other diseases caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica.  Deadlines for compliance standards, which involves medical surveillance for individuals who are occupationally exposed to respirable crystalline silica, start to kick in next year. 

posted on 01.08.2018

New OSHA Rule Takes a Hard Look at Post-Injury or Illness Drug Testing

On May 12, 2016, OSHA issued a new final rule, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” The new rule, also known as the Electronic Recordkeeping rule, takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, and requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms. Furthermore, this new rule contains a precedent-setting OSHA position on non-federally mandated post-injury or illness drug testing.

posted on 08.15.2016

Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

This interim guidance from OSHA & NIOSH provides employers and workers with information and guidance on preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus.

posted on 05.11.2016

The Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2015

A preliminary report on the top 10 OSHA violations was recently released. This article takes a look at this top 10 and the aspects of each standard in the top 10.

posted on 01.11.2016

Are You Prepared for Employees' Exposure to Heavy Metals?

With 35 OSHA regulated heavy metals it can be difficult for organizations to stay on top of compliance. This article provides background and solutions for handling heavy metals. 

posted on 09.24.2015

Commonly Overlooked OSHA Standards

With so many standards on the books it can be a daunting task to stay aware of and in compliance with OSHA standards. Not carefully reading these rules carries the risk of injury or fines. With that in mind this article takes a look at some of the most commonly overlooked standards.

posted on 07.14.2015

Common Compliance Issues with Respirator Protection

OSHA's respiratory protection standard is one of the most frequently cited violations, with over 3,500 citations issued between October 2013 and September 2014. It can be difficult to understand the ins and outs of this standard as it contains 13 major sections and 150 separate provisions.

posted on 06.09.2015

Understanding the New OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

New changes to federal OSHA recordkeeping requirements went into effect January 1. Read this article to learn what has changed and how to ensure organizational compliance.

posted on 03.10.2015

Importance of a Safety Culture in the Workplace

In the summer of 2014 CDC workers were potentially exposed to dangerous substances. This situation is an example of the importance of instilling a culture of safety within the workplace.

posted on 01.14.2015

New OSHA Resources

Did you know there are over 50,000 annual deaths in the United States as a result of chemical exposures? OSHA, recently, launched two new initiatives to help companies keep their employees safe from hazardous materials.

posted on 01.06.2014






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