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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
OSHA has released a preliminary ranking of the Top 10 workplace safety violations for the year.
- Fall Protection 1926.501
- Hazard Communication 1910.1200
- Scaffolding 1926.451
- Respiratory Protection 1910.134
- Powered Industrial Trucks 1910.178
- Lockout/Tagout 1910.147
- Ladders 1926.1053
- Electrical - Wiring Methods 1910.305
- Machine Guarding 1910.212
- Electrical - General Requirements 1910.303