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

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

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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