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Number of Federal Workers in the EPA Continues to Shrink

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 17, 2018 at 11:45 AM

As of January 3, 2018, the EPA employed 14,162 workers. That number is down from about 15,000 from just two years prior. If all employees who are eligible for retirement choose to do so by the year 2021, the EPA workforce should shrink by nearly half.

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Topics: Sustainability, In the News, EPA

NASA Officials Raise Safety Concerns About Emerging Private Spacecrafts

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 15, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Advancements for private spacecraft are on the rise. Two separate companies, Boeing and SpaceX, are currently in the development stages of private spacecraft production.

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Topics: In the News, Technology, Safety Management

Ontario Increases Penalties for Safety Violations

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 13, 2018 at 10:06 AM

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has decided to make some significant changes this year. They plan to enhance the protection for workers in a very specific way: Increasing the maximum fines for workplaces that do not meet the established safety and health standards. This change will affect individuals and businesses.

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

Fewer OSHA Inspectors to Enforce Regulations

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 10, 2018 at 3:39 PM

The number of federal OSHA inspectors has dropped. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s total federal inspection force fell below 1,000 in early October. There are now 116 fewer staff than there were in December of 2016 for the federal OSHA department.

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

Officials Urge Rail Companies to Install Safety Systems as Quickly as Possible

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 8, 2018 at 10:47 AM

On December 18th, 2017, an Amtrak passenger train derailed and killed three people in DuPont, Washington. This is just one of several fatal events caused by derailments and excessive speeds. U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, urges railroads and transit agencies to take action.

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Topics: EHS Management, In the News, Logistics and Transportation

Offshore Drilling Safety Requirements May Soon Be Repealed

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 4, 2018 at 9:25 AM

The 2010 disaster of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig was the largest accidental oil spill in U.S. history. The event claimed the lives of 11 workers and released more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Topics: Process Safety, Compliance, EHS Management, In the News, Oil & Gas

New Year’s Safety Tips to Keep in Mind

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on December 29, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Like millions of other folks, your employees may be celebrating the year gone by on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, celebrations are often the times when safety precautions are forgotten in the midst of fun and festivities. Regardless whether you’re hosting a company event for New Year’s, take the opportunity to remind employees how to stay safe during celebrations.

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Topics: Safety Tips

New Study Reveals the Benefits of Using Safety Technology

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on December 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM

A new study from Dodge Data & Analytics reveals the positive impacts of using technology on the job site. The study focuses on how these technologies can improve construction safety metrics.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Technology, Building Materials & Construction

Safe Workplace Tips for Holiday Parties

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on December 15, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Having a holiday party at work can be the perfect motivator to keep your team engaged through New Year’s Day. However, it’s all too easy for safety to take the backseat in a fun, festive atmosphere.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety

Battle Continues Over New Safety Regulations for Truck Drivers

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on December 14, 2017 at 11:20 AM

The trucking industry has been under careful watch in recent years. With high numbers of deaths and accidents on the road, regulators felt it was time to take action.

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Topics: Compliance, In the News, Logistics and Transportation, Road Safety

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