Emily Scace
Senior Editor, Safety
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Emily Scace is a Senior Editor for BLR’s safety publications. She writes and edits regulatory analysis, training content, special reports, white papers, news articles, and other materials about workplace safety; manages content for BLR’s OSHA Compliance Advisor newsletter; delivers webinars on a variety of safety topics; and more. She graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University, where she received her B.A. in English Literature and Psychology.

Recent articles by Emily Scace

  • Prevent cold stress and protect employees during the arctic blast


    The storm that brought high winds and snow to much of the East Coast this week has passed, but in its wake, much of the country is experiencing a dangerous combination of temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below average and subzero wind chills, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). OSHA is urging employers to take precautions to protect workers from cold stress.

  • OSHA penalties increase by 2 percent


    Effective January 2, civil penalties for violations of workplace safety and health standards are 2 percent higher, with a new maximum fine of nearly $130,000.

  • Hawaii adopts federal penalty increases


    Effective January 1, 2018, employers in Hawaii will be subject to higher civil penalties for violations of workplace safety and health regulations. The change was made to align with federal OSHA, which raised its civil penalties in August 2016 after more than two decades without penalty increases.

  • DOT adds four opioids to testing program


    On November 13, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance published a final rule that expands the Department’s current drug testing panel to include four semi-synthetic opioids.

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