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Preventing Worker Exposure to Silica Dust

The introduction of OSHA’s latest respirable crystalline silica standard has not been without difficulty. Implementation deadlines have been changed, and now enforcement was to begin in the construction industry on Sept. 23, 2017.1 The standard has generated discussion from groups including employers and laborers, who have called OSHA’s predications infeasible, even…

MSP and CSD Pilot Exams for ANSI Accreditation

It is with great excitement that we send you this correspondence. As you may have heard, NASP is undergoing the process of accreditation for two of our upper-level professional safety certifications by ANSI under ANSI 17024. Emphasis on these certifications will be on PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS for individuals responsible for developing…

OSHA Fails to Collect Fines

OSHA failed to collect $19.1 million in fines during Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019, according to a Department of Labor Office of Inspector General audit. The agency’s Debt Collection Accountability Team failed to refer delinquent debt to the Treasury’s Fiscal Service for timely collection and didn’t notify area offices on…

COVID-19 Infectious Disease Prevention Specialist

Confused by all of the information on COVID-19? Need more than just a one-hour webinar on how to protect your employees from this current or future pandemics? In continuing NASP’s mission to provide employers with the information they need to properly protect their employees, we have developed an IACET Accredited…

Employee Engagement: There’s No Time Like the Present

The thought of conducting an employee engagement assessment during the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic might sound a little farfetched but assessing employee engagement ‘when the chips are down’ may actually provide you with some of the most truthful responses. One Forbes article, written by Mark Murphy, states that employee…

Good-faith Efforts Taken into Consideration

OSHA inspectors will consider employer good-faith efforts in complying with safety and health regs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the pandemic could limit the availability of essential safety and industrial hygiene services, the agency is asking its inspectors to assess an employer’s good faith efforts. Compliance After Re-opening Current infection…

Employee Screening for COVID-19

As some states begin to relax COVID-19 related business restrictions, employers are slowly beginning to open their doors. The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance suggests employers should measure employee’s temperature and assess symptoms prior to the beginning of each work shift before entering the facility. Use the following infographic…