Thursday, October 27, 2016
While OSHA’s final compliance deadline for its alignment of the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) began in March of 2012 and concluded in June 2016, many employers are still plagued with lingering questions and concerns, and still working toward transitioning their workplaces. Two common areas of concern have been what to do about managing safety data sheets (SDSs) and workplace labels.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
For the first time in its 133-year history, a Pennsylvania electric company has gone a full year without incurring an OSHA recordable injury. What’s this employer doing right, and what can you learn from its example?
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
On this episode of EHS on Tap, OSHA’s new recordkeeping rule—what’s in store for drug testing and employer retaliation, we address OSHA's recent rulemaking on reporting injuries in the workplace and how work-related injuries can trigger drug testing and employer retaliation.
In view of a legal challenge, OSHA has postponed further enforcement of the antiretaliation provisions in its injury and illness tracking rules. Keep reading to find out when the provisions will go into effect and what the delay means for you.
Monday, October 24, 2016
For years—decades really—OSHA has reinforced the same recommendations for programs to improve workplace safety and health. Twenty-seven years after the initial guidance, the agency has tweaked those recommendations. Keep reading to find out what’s changed and why it matters.
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