Tag: health and safety


OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations 2018

There was only one surprise when OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2018 were unveiled: PPE. Fall Protection – General Requirements Standard: 1926.501 Hazard Communication Standard: 1910.1200 Scaffolding Standard: 1926.451 Respiratory Protection Standard: 1910.134 Lockout/Tagout Standard: 1910.147 Ladders Standard: 1926.1053 Powered Industrial Trucks Standard: 1910.178 Fall Protection – Training Requirements Standard: 1926.503 Machine Guarding Standard: 1910.212 […]


Beryllium Final Rule 101

OSHA has released a final rule to address worker exposure to beryllium. It is used in specialty alloys and beryllium oxide ceramics and composites. It can be found in consumer electronics and satellite communication modules. It is also contained in certain slags, such as coal and copper slags, which can be used in abrasive blasting. Employees who […]


Beryllium Proposed Rule

OSHA has released a new proposed rule to protect worker exposure to beryllium. Beryllium is used in specialty alloys and beryllium oxide ceramics and composites. It can be found in consumer electronics and satellite communication modules. Employees who inhale beryllium particles are at risk of developing chronic beryllium disease (CBD). CBD is incurable, debilitation and […]


Important Upcoming Dates for GHS Compliance

The 2012 Hazardous Communication final rule became effective in March of 2012. These changes to the hazardous communication standard aligned it with the United Nations global chemical labeling system. Several U.S. regulatory agencies and other countries have different requirements for hazard definitions and for what is to be included on labels and SDS’s. In order […]


OSHA Publishes Plans for 2014

There are several dates in 2014 that were mentioned in the OSHA portion of the US Department of Labor’s Fall 2013 Regulatory Agenda, that employers should take notice of: January 27, 2014- Cutoff date to comment on the proposed rule aimed at cutting in half occupational exposure levels to silica dust.  OSHA’s public hearings on […]