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OSHA Competent Person

When it comes to job site safety, having a competent person involved in the process is important to keep all workers safe from potential hazards and accidents. Every dangerous job site requires a competent person to be present. Still, employees who assume that role have responsibilities beyond the given definition,…

EPA Begins PFAS Testing Under New National Testing Strategy

As a part of the EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap, the agency issued the first in a series of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) test orders to require companies to conduct and submit testing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). When the EPA announced its Strategic Roadmap to confront PFAS contamination…

Lockout Tagout Failure leads to worker death

A mine operator’s failure to ensure lock out of equipment against hazardous motion before performing repairs led to a fatality when a miner became entangled in the rotating drill of a roof bolting machine. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) found the mine operator also failed to provide miners with…

EPA Releases Annual Air Report

The EPA has released the annual interactive report tracking America’s progress in controlling air pollution. The report, titled “Our Nation’s Air: Trends Through 2021,” offers readers an opportunity to learn about the health and environmental impacts of air pollution; track trends in air quality and emissions data, explore efforts to…

NASP Introduces New Course

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability in the activities of places of public accommodations and requires newly constructed or altered places of public accommodation—as well as commercial facilities to comply with the ADA Standards. With the rise of drive-by ADA lawsuits in…

Comment Period Remains Open for Recordkeeping Rule Amendments

OSHA has extended until June 30th the deadline to comment on a proposed rule that would revise injury and illness recordkeeping rules. Currently, the agency requires electronic submissions of Form 300A – a yearly summary of injury and illnesses data – for establishments with 250 or more employees and those…

Dollar General Fined for Locked Exits

Reminiscent of the precursors that led to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and Hamlet Imperial Foods fires, a Wisconsin Dollar General store was cited for using a padlock on an emergency exit to prevent workers from exiting the store. OSHA inspectors responded to a referral from local fire officials and found…

Permanent Rule for COVID-19 and Healthcare Workers Ready by Fall

A permanent standard on COVID-19 for the healthcare industry could be finalized in the fall, OSHA administrator Doug Parker testified during a House Workforce Protections Subcommittee hearing. In collaboration with the Small Business Administration, Parker added that his agency intends to convene a Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act panel…

Wilmington Safety School

Get innovative tips to advance your safety program with 1.5 days of impactful safety training provided by the Wilmington Regional Safety and Health School. The conference will be held at the Wilmington (N.C.) Convention Center on July 28-29. Chad Porter is the keynote speaker, and his exciting and dynamic presentation…

National Safety Month Savings with NASP

National Safety Month is celebrated in June when people focus on how they can keep their environment safe and free from any danger. It is a time to reflect on the working conditions around the country and how we can create a safer environment for our employees. What better way…

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