OSHA Issues Final Rule Changing Electronic Injury Reporting Requirements

OSHA Issues Final Rule Changing Electronic Injury Reporting Requirements

OSHA has issued a final rule changing electronic recordkeeping requirements. Read more to learn the details of the final rule, and the changes that may affect your business.

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California Industrial Stormwater Compliance Strategies & Lessons Learned

California Industrial Stormwater Compliance Strategies & Lessons Learned

Is your California facility complying with the Industrial General Permit for Storm Water? Our QISP-certified stormwater professionals share challenges, successes, and lessons learned.

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How Will Scrap Metal Recyclers Be Impacted by New Air Quality Regulations in California?

How Will Scrap Metal Recyclers Be Impacted by New Air Quality Regulations in California?

The metals industry in California is currently the focus of aggressive rule-making by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Is your facility prepared to comply with the new regulations?

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OSHA's New Beryllium Standard Takes Effect

OSHA's New Beryllium Standard Takes Effect

OSHA has issued a final rule to protect workers by limiting their exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in an effort to prevent chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer. Beryllium is a recognized health hazard. Learn who is most at risk and when this new rule takes effect.

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New ISO 45001 Standard & ISO 14001:2015 Transition

New ISO 45001 Standard & ISO 14001:2015 Transition

The new ISO 45001 Standard for Occupational Health and Management Systems will assist organizations with improving employee safety, reducing workplace risks and creating overall healthier and safer working conditions. Learn the benefits of becoming certified in ISO 45001 and transitioning to ISO 14001:2015.

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Indiana Stormwater Proposed Bill Goes To Senate

Indiana Stormwater Proposed Bill Goes To Senate

An Indiana Bill (HB 1096) on Stormwater Management, has passed the House and is going for a vote in the Senate. Learn more about how this bill prohibits cities and other local governments with separate storm sewers (MS4) from having more stringent Stormwater requirements than the Indiana State rule of 1 acre.

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U.S. EPA Delays Water Rule (WOTUS) for Two Years

U.S. EPA Delays Water Rule (WOTUS) for Two Years

The U.S. EPA said that the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule will not be applicable for two years while it works to repeal and replace the Obama-era clean water regulation. Learn more about how the rule redefines the federal government's power over small waterways.

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OSHA Raises Penalties for Workplace Violations

OSHA Raises Penalties for Workplace Violations

OSHA has increased the civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards in 2018, raising the rates by two percent from last year. We have included OSHA’s 2018 rates for each type of violation.

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New ISO 45001 Health & Safety Management System Standard

New ISO 45001 Health & Safety Management System Standard

The final vote on the ISO 45001 Health and Safety standard passed at the end of January with 93% in favor of passage. ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001 and is an Integrated Management Standard, aligned with ISOs 9001 & 14001. For more information please contact us.

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EPA Withdraws "Once In, Always In" Clean Air Act Policy

EPA Withdraws "Once In, Always In" Clean Air Act Policy

Important Clean Air Action: The U.S. EPA withdrew the “once-in-always-in” policy under the CAA which required major sources to comply with MACT standards. Under the new policy, a facility can be reclassified as a smaller area source and as a result be subject to less stringent requirements.

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U.S. EPA Changes EPCRA Tier II Reporting Standards

U.S. EPA Changes EPCRA Tier II Reporting Standards

The U.S. EPA has made changes to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting format. Since OSHA adopted the Global Harmonization of Systems (GHS) protocol, the EPA has updated their hazardous chemical inventory reporting requirements to match this standard.

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Mitigating the Effect of OSHA's Silica Rule

Mitigating the Effect of OSHA's Silica Rule

With 12 months remaining until the enforcement date, a large majority of foundries appear to have made no progress toward compliance – but there is a workable strategy. Learn more in Trent Blake’s article on OSHA's Silica Rule, published in Foundry Management & Technology's Foundry Magazine.

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OSHA Proposed Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Rule

OSHA Proposed Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Rule

OSHA’s proposed rule revises outdated, unnecessary, or redundant requirements that govern 18 standards concerning record keeping, general industry, maritime, and construction. The proposed revisions aim to clarify the existing Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) standard and return to the original understanding of the standard.

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