Department of Labor Releases Details for the FY 2019 Budget

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on February 14, 2018 at 9:52 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor has released details of the 2019 fiscal year budget. Up 9.3% from FY 2018, this year’s budget request totals $10.9 billion.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News

OSHA Form 300A & Electronic Reporting Update

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 13, 2018 at 1:32 PM

Back in December, EHS Insight issued a report on OSHA’s new health and safety rule pertaining to the electronic data reporting system. The rule outlined requirements for employers to submit their injury and illness data into the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) system over the internet.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News, Safety Management

Tesla Rolls Out New Workplace Safety Policies

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on February 8, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Tesla is proud to announce that it has made an effort to make its factories safer for all of its employees. The company’s total recordable incident rate (TRIR) has dropped by 25% since 2016. Tesla is now in line with industry average rates.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Trends, In the News, Manufacturing, Automotive, Safety Management

Cruise Ships Continue to Fail Inspections

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on February 5, 2018 at 11:16 AM

In 2017, cruise ships failed more health inspections than they had in the last ten years. In all, 14 ships received failing grades—which is a significant increase from 2016, when only two ships failed their inspections.

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Topics: EHS Management, In the News, Maritime, Audit Management, Logistics and Transportation, Safety Management

NFL Players Voice Concerns About Their Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on February 2, 2018 at 10:16 AM

NFL players continue to raise concerns about their health and safety.

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Topics: Trends, In the News

Economic Predictions for the Oil and Gas Industry in 2018

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 30, 2018 at 1:43 PM

At the turn of the new year, hope was on the horizon for the oil and gas industry. For three years, the industry dealt with a difficult downturn. But in January, we started to see some higher oil prices – perhaps an indication of recovery for the industry.

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Topics: Oil & Gas

California Continues to Lead the Way in Developing New Workplace Safety Standards

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 26, 2018 at 12:44 PM

In April of 2017, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health enacted the nation’s first workplace violence prevention standard for healthcare workers.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management

Company Pleads Guilty in the Accidental Death of a Pilot

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 24, 2018 at 9:24 AM

In November of 2011, Flt. Lt. Sean Cunningham died from injuries he sustained in a plane accident. But the plane in question wasn’t flying; it was on the ground at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

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Topics: In the News

A Government Shutdown: What Could Have Been

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 23, 2018 at 10:49 AM

It appears that the government has narrowly avoided yet another long shutdown. Are you familiar with the overall effects of a government shutdown? It could potentially hurt more than the government workers. It could hurt you, your family, and workers all across America.

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Topics: In the News

Overview of the Seven FSMA Rules

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 22, 2018 at 1:57 PM

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations are the most comprehensive overhaul of the FDA food safety regulations in over 70 years. They were approved in 2011, and the effective dates began in 2015, as the rules were finalized and published.

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Topics: Regulatory Information, Compliance, Food Production, Safety Management

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