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Increased OSHA Inspections on the Horizon - Will You Be Ready?

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 24, 2019 at 10:09 AM

OSHA inspectors take an active role in preserving the health and life of American workers. They ensure working conditions are not unduly dangerous and that workplace incidents are reduced. These inspectors are responsible for workplace inspections.

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

Live Electrical Work Permit: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 4

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Regulation 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S documents specific provisions to ensure safe work practices when working with live electrical components. These procedures serve to prevent electric shock and other injuries.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safe Work Permits

Lockout/Tagout and the Control of Hazardous Energy: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 3

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 3, 2019 at 10:54 AM

Under regulation 29 CFR 1910.147, OSHA requires employers to follow and enforce safety procedures when workers are involved in or around work on machines or equipment that may potentially start unexpectedly and injure nearby individuals. This regulation serves to eliminate these unexpected startups to prioritize worker safety.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Safe Work Permits, Lockout/Tagout

Welding, Cutting and Brazing (Hot Work): Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 2

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 27, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Also referred to as “hot work” jobs, OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.252 requires employees to be properly protected from hazards associated with welding, cutting, and brazing. Any job environment that uses welding or cutting equipment should follow the requirements outlined below, regardless of industry type. 

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safe Work Permits

Working in Confined Spaces: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 1

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Under regulation 29 CFR 1910.146, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires employees to be protected from hazards associated with entering confined spaces.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Building Materials & Construction, Safe Work Permits

DOT Compliance Services & Companies - Everything You Need to Know

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

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

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, 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: 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

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