September 2018 Newsletter

Hurricane Preparedness

As Hurricane Florence barrels her way towards the East Coast (specifically, here in Wilmington, NC where NASP is headquartered), it is a severe reminder of Mother Nature’s deadly wrath.  As is the case with any pending emergency, do not wait until the last minute to take action. The following are…

Breathe Easy: Implementing the New Silica Standard

Taking a breath should not be a life-altering decision. OSHA’s new standards for respirable crystalline silica have been released and are in effect for Construction as well as General Industry and Maritime. Initially, the standards were released on June 23, 2016, but industries had one to five years to comply….

No Falling Down on the Job: Walking-Working Surfaces Rule Update

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration implemented a final rule which updated its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards (29 CFR 1910, subparts D and I). The rule also included a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer…

NASP is Going to the NSC Congress & Expo in October

This year, NASP employees will be attending the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, TX October 22nd-24th. This is the world’s largest gathering of safety professionals and expected attendance is anticipated to be over 15,000. We are excited about the variety of excellent speakers, the diverse topics to…

5 Key Things to Know About Flame Resistant Clothing

Flame resistant (formerly known as flame retardant) clothing is a piece of specialized personal protective clothing required in many workplaces. FR clothing is used in occupations that involve inherent risks of fire or explosion or contact with energized electrical equipment. Industries and occupations that use FR clothing as a final method of…