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OSHA Warehouse Temperature Regulations

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 22, 2020 at 11:49 AM

Warehouses see a constant ebb and flow of goods, and from a logistical standpoint, it’s a constant balancing act. But this balancing act becomes even harder when you introduce temperature concerns into the equation.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Food Safety

Post-Incident Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

Posted by Katy Lyden on September 9, 2020 at 4:16 PM

Post-incident drug testing has its place in a safety program, but only when it’s managed properly and fairly—and when it’s done for the right reasons.

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

The State of Workplace Safety Laws in the 1900s

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 4, 2020 at 4:02 PM

Workplace safety laws have come a long way since the early days of worker safety. Once upon a time, workers didn’t have any reasonable expectation of protection or safe conditions, never mind laws geared toward worker safety.

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

Who Benefits Most from Workplace Safety Regulations?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 1, 2020 at 4:35 PM

In 2018, 5,250 workers died on the job – an average of 14 deaths per day. That’s 5,250 workers who didn’t get to come home to their families, families who now have to survive without a beloved relative.

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

MSHA vs OSHA: What's the Difference?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 31, 2020 at 3:38 PM

Mining is an incredibly dangerous industry, with 50 to 60 miners dying on the job every year. And while employers cannot eliminate every hazard associated with digging underground, they are responsible for taking all reasonable precautions to protect their workers from harm. The question is: who has regulatory authority to say what an employer’s responsibilities are?

This comes down to a question of MSHA vs OSHA. Here’s what you need to know about the gap between the two.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, Mining & Metals

What Is Included in the OSHA Investigation Process?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 17, 2020 at 1:56 PM

Every employer dreads getting that call: the call that says OSHA is coming knocking. And sometimes it's a surprise visit.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, Safety Management

California's New Nighttime Agriculture Workplace Safety Law

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 29, 2020 at 10:46 AM

On June 24, California became the first state in the country to pass a workplace safety law aimed at protecting nighttime agricultural workers. This particular group faces unique hazards due to reduced visibility conditions but, until now, has remained unprotected.

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

Virginia Passes the Nation's First COVID-19 Workplace Safety Law

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on July 14, 2020 at 12:18 PM

It’s hard to remember a time when coronavirus wasn’t the heart of our daily lives. That makes it all the more startling that it was only a few months ago.

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

Understanding OSHA's Safety Pays Tool

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 7, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Are you trying to make the business case for safety to your C-suite, or even upper management? And as usual, you find yourself trying to crunch numbers to present an argument that management will take to heart.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

What You Need to Know About OSHA's Revised COVID-19 Reporting

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 19, 2020 at 9:10 AM

Since the coronavirus pandemic exploded onto the public consciousness a few months ago, it’s become the foremost issue in occupational health and safety. It has fundamentally altered the way we relate to each other and the nature of safe interaction in the workplace.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Metrics, Coronavirus

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