Category Archives: Safety

MSHA issues updates to workplace examination standard

Source: EHS Today / David Sparkman / Oct. 16, 2018 The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued enforcement guidance updates to its final rule on examinations of working places in metal and nonmetal mines. Finalized earlier this year, the rule officially went into effect on June 2 but enforcement was delayed until Oct. […]

Why being “OHSA legal” isn’t enough

Go beyond compliance to better protect your employees and business Source: EHS Today / Michael Pardus | Aug 30, 2018 When it comes to chemical exposure protection for employees and downstream users, companies must be compliant with OSHA regulations. In 1970, OSHA created permissible exposure limits (PELs) that remain the rule of law to this day, […]

Dust control technology advances produce cleaner air for construction

RockRoadRecycle staff writer Many things affect construction, with new equipment and techniques being developed, but what is becoming more prevalent in virtually all operations is the development of clean air/dust control technology. This takes in many things, including new low emission engines from the likes of Caterpillar, Volvo CE and Deutz (among others) and the […]

Disaster preparedness, recovery and employee safety during hurricane season

Source: EHS Today/September 12, 2018 Authorities are closely monitoring the ongoing hurricane season in the wake of Hurricane Florence. For employers who are obligated to keep their employees safe during working hours, disaster preparedness is critical. What follows is an updated primer on preparing for an emergency; taking action during an emergency; and cleaning up […]

U.S. Department of Labor provides compliance assistance resources to keep workers safe from trenching-related hazards

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a series of compliance assistance resources to help keep workers safe from trenching and excavation hazards. OSHA’s goal is to increase awareness of trenching hazards in construction, educate job creators and workers on safe cave-in prevention solutions, and decrease the […]