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OSHA Issues some Big Chemical Safety Enforcement Changes

The new OSHA chemical use directive deprecates thirty-year-old standing instructions and covers process safety management at warehouses and factories. New OSHA Chemical Directive A federal worker safety enforcement directive for chemical plants, refineries, and other facilities that house or handle large amounts of chemicals has received an update for the first time in 30 years. …

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Chemical Refinery

Avoid OSHA citations for HAZCOM: Compliance Guide

Depending on which industry you are involved in, you might have to deal with federal agencies that regulate chemicals in commerce. A smorgasbord of federal regulations apply to the manufacturer, production , distribution, sale, transport, storage, use, and proper disposal of chemicals. The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) plus the …

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OSHA HAZCOM and chemicals

Working in Extreme Heat: a 2023 Crisis?

The US has been hit with another record heat wave which is the second heatwave to be reported upon in 2023. This has created sweltering conditions, particularly for outdoor workers and laborers in the farming industry. Democrats have vocally warned that climate change will continue to make this trend worse. Federal Action Demanded to Address …

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2023 Heatwave, a crisis for OSHA?

OSHA rule proposes mandating correct fit for construction PPE

Proposal Overview OSHA is proposing a new rule in order to clarify its personal protective equipment requirements for construction. This revision, published to the Federal Register on Thursday 19 July 2023, explicitly requires that PPE fit workers properly. The agency stated it proposed the rule to increase clarity. Currently, it does require construction employers to …

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PPE Fit OSHA Proposal

OSHA electronic recordkeeping rule commences 2024

The new rule will require employers with 100 or more employees to submit information from Forms 300 and 301 once per annum. New OSHA Rule Overview The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published on Friday 21 July, 2023 its final electronic recordkeeping rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees in certain industries to submit …

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OSHA Electronic Records

OSHA launches July 2023 Program to Prevent Workplace Hazards

OSHA’s initiative focuses mainly on processing facilities, higher risk retail sites, and warehouses. (OSHA) – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) –  has launched a new national enforcement program that is aimed at preventing common workplace hazards in processing facilities, warehouses, distribution centers, and high-risk retail establishments. As …

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OSHA retail enforcement

Top 10 OSHA Violations 2023

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement (DEP), presented preliminary data at a recent National Safety Council event in San Diego, detailing OSHA violations occurring from October 1, 2021, to September 6, 2022. Note that this tally includes federal OSHA data only; data collected from state OSHA agencies is not included. The infographic …

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Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2022
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