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OSHA promotes safety stand downs as falls continue

It's well known that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regularly cites falls as the most common cause of fatalities in the construction field. It's critical that companies ou...

September 13th, 2016

5 Keys to Getting Your EHS Information Technology Project Approved

After much research, you’re convinced that better information management is critical to improving your organization’s environmental, health, and safety (EHS) performance. It’s time to ...

September 8th, 2016

After years of debate, EPA ordered to make decision on chlorpyrifos

While a success of sorts for the Environmental Protection Agency in the short term, a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision means the federal regulator has to act on a long-debated is...

September 2nd, 2016

Food processing facility receives $263K OSHA fine

A major food processor and manufacturer recently received the results of a long-term Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection conducted at one of its facilities in Texas. The...

August 31st, 2016

New OSHA whistleblower pilot program provides insight into possible future changes

The U.S. Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently launched a pilot whistleblower program in OSHA's western region, meaning some or all elements of t...

August 30th, 2016

EPA indicates belief that fracking may have contributed to North Texas earthquakes

The Environmental Protection Agency conducts an annual evaluation of the Texas Railroad Commission to assess that state organization's actions in supervising the injection and disposal wells...

August 26th, 2016

A TSCA reform major shift: No grandfathered chemicals

The original Toxic Substances Control Act made a major concession in terms of which chemicals it would actively review or investigate. That version of TSCA, passed in 1976, allowed many chem...

August 25th, 2016

CA oilfield dispute may be costly for producers

A recent legal action brought by an environmentalist group highlights how prior approval from the Environmental Protection Agency may not provide the blanket security that many businesses ex...

August 24th, 2016

OSHA workplace safety rules update include major changes to drug testing

Drug testing employees following a workplace injury or incident is a common health and safety tactic. This blanket approach likely runs afoul of new Occupational Safety and Health Administra...

August 23rd, 2016

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Food processing facility receives $263K OSHA fine

A major food processor and manufacturer recently received the results of a long-term Occupational Safety and Health Administ...

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