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EPA intends to employ vigorous and targeted civil and criminal enforcement

November 24, 2010

In order to provide effective and consistent enforcement of federal laws nationwide, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is stepping up its civil and criminal enforcement by targeting the most serious hazards that relate to air, water, and chemicals. The EPA summarized ...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, EPA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Enforcement, EPA, EPA Strategic Plan, transparency Read More

MSDS Gone Wild!

November 19, 2010

“Oh no! We have a serious problem. The plant office manager ran into my office with a frantic look of panic on her face. The company safety inspectors are here and they want to see an MSDS on the Wite-Out. What will we do?” Although this article written by Greg Klima tit...

Posted in: DOT, Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: 29 CFR 1910.1200, chemical database, DOT hazmat, MSDS, OSHA, Saftey Inspectors Read More

OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2010

November 17, 2010

OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations for the 2010 fiscal year was revealed at The National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in San Diego in EHS Today . Keeping with the trends of previous years, this new top 10 was only slightly different from last year’s top 10. Thoma...

Posted in: Citations, Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: hazard communication, hazmat compliance, most cited violations, MSDS, OSHA, respiratory protection Read More

Hazmat Training - Lives depend on it

November 12, 2010

You know how the old adage goes: “Train as if your life depends on it, because it does.” This is especially true when it comes to hazardous materials training - many lives depend on the proper training of Hazmat Employees. As we have mentioned before , if you have hazardou...

Posted in: Citations, DOT, Employee Relations, Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates, Training: Industry Updates Tags: DOT, hazard communication, MSDS, OSHA, personal protective equipment, Training of Hazmat Employees Read More

Listening to Employee Pays Big Dividends- $6,224 per suggestion!

November 08, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Are you failing to leverage the knowledge of your employees to improve and grow your business? In a study by management researchers Kathleen Ryan and Daniel Oestreich , 70%  of people said they hesitated to speak up about problems at work or suggest possible improvements ...

Posted in: Employee Relations, HR: Industry Updates Tags: employee involvement association, HR best practice, kathleen ryan, management feedback, motivate employees Read More

Beyond “Right To Know” for MSDS information

November 05, 2010

Your employees have the “right to know” about hazardous chemicals in the workplace under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) which states “employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace must have label and material safety data sheets (MSDS) for their exposed wo...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates, Tip of the Month Tags: hazard communication, hazardous chemicals, MSDS, OSHA, right to know Read More

Don't Forget to Send Required Retirement Plan Notices This Month

November 03, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

For HR professionals  this is the time of the year we have to remember to issue various notices regarding our benefit plans, finish up open enrollment activities and update processes to deal with the onslaught of regulations changes effective January 1. For those employers p...

Posted in: Employee Relations, HR: Industry Updates Tags: 401 k, contribution retirement plan, hr professionals, plan provider, required plan notices, retirement plan Read More

Announcing the latest KPA services!

November 02, 2010

Here at KPA, we have good news to announce about our latest and greatest software and services! We have taken our Environmental, Health, and Safety services product line and we have more than (drum roll please...) doubled what we offer! We have expanded our three levels of s...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, KPA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: DOT, DOT compliance, OSHA Read More

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