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Everything You Need to Know About DOT Compliance

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 14, 2018 at 10:19 AM

Whether you have one commercial vehicle or an entire fleet, DOT compliance should be a top priority. Set forth by the United States Department of Transportation, this set of rules governs all aspects of commercial vehicles to ensure the safety of drivers, workers, and the general public.

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Topics: Logistics and Transportation, Safety Management, Compliance, Automotive, Regulatory Information

Ontario to Conduct Additional Inspection Blitzes in 2018-2019

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on May 1, 2018 at 10:34 AM

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced that it will be increasing the number of health and safety inspections this coming year. The Ministry plans on conducting over two dozen inspection blitzes for the 2018-2019 year. The time frame coincides with the fiscal year – April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

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Topics: Compliance, Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Regulatory Information

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

Why So Many EHS Pros Are Worried About EPA Regulations

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 11, 2017 at 3:51 PM

The EPA’s stated goal is to protect the environment. Part of that job falls on the heavy shoulders of those who must ensure compliance with regulations. What has EHS pros worried? Here’s a short summary. 

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Topics: EHS Management, Compliance, Regulatory Information, EHS Software, Oil & Gas, Environmental Services

Why Your Noise Protection Measures May Not Be Enough

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 11, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Hearing loss is a serious consequence of improper noise protection at work. If you're not following industry standards, you may be putting your workers at risk of hearing loss. 

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Topics: EHS Management, Workplace Health and Safety, OSHA, Compliance, Regulatory Information

What You Need to Know About the New OSHA Penalty Increase

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 8, 2016 at 11:13 AM

OSHA News: the agency finally gets its due—after decades of not being able to raise its penalties, the time has finally come, and they're playing catch up to make up for lost time (and money). 

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Topics: EHS Management, Workplace Health and Safety, OSHA, In the News, Regulatory Information

Health and Safety Regulations in the Netherlands

Posted by Sjoerd van der Hoorn on February 18, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Due to EU regulations established in 1994, each country part of the union is required to incorporate laws that allows a national authority to oversee health and safety for its workers. It is mandatory for this authority or institution to consider the point of view of social partners in order to come to national legislation and practice. Each member state may implement EU-OSHA regulations as long as it is managed by government bodies and representatives from worker and employer organizations.

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Topics: Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance

Audit Protocol Management with EHS Software

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 13, 2015 at 12:52 PM

For a company with Environmental, Health, and Safety concerns, there are two common types of environmental audits that are performed. Environmental management system audits help identify management system implementation gaps against a standard such as ISO 14001. Environmental compliance audits can be conducted against local and state regulations, but also against policies defined by government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This article will focus on the use of audit protocols in managing environmental compliance audits.

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Topics: Regulatory Information, EHS Software, Safety Audit Software

OSHA Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM

OSHA has released a preliminary ranking of the Top 10 workplace safety violations for the year.

      1. Fall Protection 1926.501
      2. Hazard Communication 1910.1200
      3. Scaffolding 1926.451
      4. Respiratory Protection 1910.134
      5. Powered Industrial Trucks 1910.178
      6. Lockout/Tagout 1910.147
      7. Ladders 1926.1053
      8. Electrical - Wiring Methods 1910.305
      9. Machine Guarding 1910.212
      10. Electrical - General Requirements 1910.303
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Topics: OSHA, GHS, Regulatory Information, EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety

Don’t Miss the Switch to Safety Data Sheets!

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 22, 2014 at 2:47 PM

North America to Align with GHS

The coming year 2015 marks an important change for companies that use, distribute, or import hazardous chemicals. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) has already been adopted by many countries, and is now being implemented in the United States by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As part of OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard, the United States is being brought into alignment with the 
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Topics: OSHA, GHS, SDS, Regulatory Information

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