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Welding fatality brings fines, potential litigation to involved companies

The explosion of a storage tank at a soybean processing facility and resultant death of an employee in South Dakota recently led to fines and potential civil litigation for the companies inv...

May 25th, 2016

EPA announces finalized methane emission rules

The Environmental Protection Agency and the White House recently announced finalized rules for methane emissions related to the oil and natural gas industries. Many involved in those markets...

May 23rd, 2016

EPA issues largest proposed Superfund penalty on record, $6.8M in all

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued what's believed to be its biggest single financial penalty for a business violating environmental regulations related to its Superfund and...

May 18th, 2016

OSHA to require electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is moving forward with plans to make workplace illness and injury information available online. That plan attracted plenty of attention and ...

May 18th, 2016

OSHA publishes final silica rule, faces pushback from businesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's decision to release a revised final rule on silica exposure in the workplace marks the first update to that safety standard since shortly ...

May 17th, 2016

West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion was intentional, officials say

The 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas recently occupied a unique and notorious place among the worst recent industrial disasters in the U.S. The force with which the plant explo...

May 16th, 2016

OSHA Adds Electronic Reporting Requirements for Employee Illnesses and Injuries

New Rule SummaryOSHA is issuing a final rule to revise its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulations. The final rule requires employers in certain industries to...

May 13th, 2016

Emphasizing corporate and environmental responsibility resonates with customers, encourages growth

Companies focused on corporate sustainability and reducing environmental impact can see their fortunes rise when customers are informed of such efforts and believe in them. The positive busi...

May 12th, 2016

OSHA refocuses on struck-by incidents in Midwest

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration occasionally dedicates its resources toward regional enforcement plans, identifying issues that may be prevalent in a group of states but no...

May 9th, 2016

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OSHA publishes final silica rule, faces pushback from businesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's decision to release a revised final rule on silica exposure in the workp...

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