Category Archives: Safety

Disaster planning should include employment laws

Source: EHS Today David Sparkman | Jan. 14, 2019 There are many manuals and publications about what companies should do to plan for natural and manmade disasters — from preparing for infrastructure disruptions to communicating with employees and the public. Another requirement is that management must maintain awareness of their responsibility for adhering to employment […]

Mobile dust suppression design features Tier IV Final gen set

A global innovator in dust and odor control technology has updated its family of self-powered dust suppression equipment with Tier IV Final-compliant generators, ensuring compliance in all 50 states. BossTek made the announcement with the debut of the new DustBoss® DB-60 FusionTM, a field-proven suppression system driven by a high-reliability 25-hp electric motor and paired […]

MSHA updates its penalties, topping out at $266,275 per violation

Source: By Avi Meyerstein on January 24, 2019 POSTED IN ENFORCEMENT UPDATES, MSHA A regular MSHA citation that hits all the high notes in terms of penalty points will cost as much as $72,620 in 2019 (based on company size, prior violations, negligence, and gravity), MSHA announced yesterday. A flagrant MSHA violation – the most […]

Nominees for safety agencies OSHA and FMSHRC sent back to the Senate. Will they pass (and when)?

Source: Safety Law Matters By Avi Meyerstein on January 24, 2019 POSTED IN MSHA, OSHA The White House has re-nominated several safety agency nominees, whose nominations expired when the last Congress adjourned. These include Scott Mugno, nominated to serve as OSHA’s leader, and three nominees to be judges on the Federal Mine Safety and Health […]

U.S. Department of Labor publishes new FAQ on controlling silica in general industry

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted new frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the agency’s standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry. OSHA developed the FAQs in consultation with industry and union stakeholders to provide guidance to employers and employees on the standard’s requirements, such […]