Active Shooter Response Training & Workplace Violence Prevention

Active Shooter Response Training & Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace violence is a growing threat in the United States. Active shooter events are also an increasing threat to businesses, schools and other organizations. Workplace violence preparedness and active shooter response plans can save lives. Does your organization have the right training in place?

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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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EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive Implications

EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive Implications

Are You Now Required to Report Non-Financial Information? Non-Financial Information may be buried in a periodic financial report like a 10-K, but often, key metrics are disclosed in a standalone Sustainability Report. Evaluate the implications of Directive 2014/95/EU on your company.

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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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Create Value in 2018 with Sustainability Reporting

Create Value in 2018 with Sustainability Reporting

Start off the new year by resolving to make your workplace more sustainable by implementing green-procurement policies or assisting with sustainability reporting. KERAMIDA’s GRI and CDP training courses provide the skills you need to turn these resolutions into real impact.

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Equity-based Crowdfunding for Brownfield Redevelopment

Equity-based Crowdfunding for Brownfield Redevelopment

The idea of combining brownfield redevelopment with ESG investing through equity-based crowdfunding has sparked a lot of excitement. This idea brings together environmentally and socially motivated investors with potential projects that transform blighted neighborhoods into healthy communities.

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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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Groundwater Remediation by Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination

Groundwater Remediation by Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination

Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination (ERD) is a remediation approach applied to groundwater at cVOC impacted sites - most commonly former dry cleaner or manufacturing sites with PCE or TCE contamination. Learn more about this effective groundwater remediation solution.

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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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