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Regulatory Updates and Information

Record Keeping

OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements September 14, 2014 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, […]

Employer Responsibilities to Protect Temporary Workers

To ensure that there is a clear understanding of each employer’s role in protecting employees, OSHA recommends that the temporary staffing agency and the host employer set out their respective responsibilities for compliance with applicable OSHA standards in their contract. Including such terms in a contract will ensure that each employer complies with all relevant […]

Ebola

Ebola Introduction The virus family Filoviridae includes three genera: Cuevavirus, Marburgvirus, and Ebolavirus. There are five species of Ebolavirus that have been identified: Zaire, Bundibugyo, Sudan, Reston and Taï Forest. The first three, Bundibugyo ebolavirus, Zaire ebolavirus, and Sudan ebolavirus have been associated with large outbreaks in Africa. The virus causing the 2014 West African […]

GHS – Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling

The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labelling of chemicals. It is a logical and comprehensive approach to:

Combustible Dust

Control of Combustible Dust “DOL/OSHA  RIN: 1218-AC41  Publication ID: Spring 2013 Title: Combustible Dust OSHA has commenced rulemaking to develop a combustible dust standard for general industry. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) completed a study of combustible dust hazards in late 2006, which identified 281 combustible dust incidents between 1980 and 2005 that killed […]

Hazard Assessment – 29 CFR 1910.132

Personal Protective Equipment The OSHA/PEOSHA safety and health standards which regulate the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) include: 1910.94, Ventilation; 1910.95, Occupational noise exposure; 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response; 1910.132, General requirements (Personal protective equipment); 1910.133, Eye and face protection; 1910.134, Respiratory protection; 1910.135, Head protection; 1910.136, Foot protection; 1910.137, Electrical protective […]

Bloodborne Pathogens – 29 CFR 1910.1030

Hepatitis B Vaccine Information The OHSA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) states that Hepatitis B vaccination shall be made available after the employee has received the training required in paragraph 29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(I) and within 10 working days of initial assignment to all employees who have occupational exposure unless the employee has previously received […]

Major Requirements of Respirator Use – 29 CFR 1910.134

OSHA Office of Training and Education Rev. December 2006 This document discusses the major requirements of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. No attempt has been made to discuss every detail of the standard. Readers are encouraged to consult OSHA’s Respiratory Protection web page for the complete text. Introduction This standard applies to General […]

Voluntary Use of Respirators – 29 CFR 1910.134

OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.132 (d)(1) requires that employers perform a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) assessment to determine whether hazards are present, or likely to be present, that necessitate the use of personal protective equipment. In addition, 29 CFR 1910.132 (d)(2) requires a written certification of the assessment. This Hazard Assessment can be used to decide […]