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Posts Tagged ‘hazard communication’

How OSHA’s Final Rule on Hazard Communication Changes Your Safety Program

March 29, 2012 by | 0 comments

As the dust settles around OSHA’s final rule on Hazard Communication, it is easy to see how this is going to affect safety programs at small businesses in the automotive industry. This final rule will become effective, in part, on June 26, 2012, with a built-in transition per...

Posted in: OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: GHS, hazard communication, MSDS, New Hazard Communication Standard, OSHA's Final Rulemaking, safety program, SDS Read More

OSHA's Hazard Communication Requirements Explained

August 31, 2011 by | 0 comments

There are five parts to an effective Hazard Communication program at your dealership. Your central record keeping should include a written program that demonstrates a commitment to chemical safety by management, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for every chemical on pre...

Posted in: OSHA, Prevention Plans Tags: chemical hazards, chemical management, hazard communication, MSDS, OSHA Read More

I2P2 Top Priority on OSHA’s Fall Regulatory Agenda

December 21, 2010 by | 0 comments

Among the other regulatory updates in OSHA’s semi-annual agenda that was released on December 20th in the Federal Register , the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) was said to be at the top of OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michael's priority list. We have been hear...

Posted in: OSHA, Prevention Plans, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Enforcement, hazard communication, I2P2, OSHA, workplace injuries Read More

OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2010

November 17, 2010 by | 2 comments

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 by | 0 comments

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

Beyond “Right To Know” for MSDS information

November 05, 2010 by | 0 comments

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

OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program Now in Effect!

June 24, 2010 by | 0 comments

"The New OSHA" as described by many department heads is showing its colors and making good on its promises. The recently enacted Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) is  now in effect and being enforced. What exactly does this mean to you? In the words of David Michael...

Posted in: Citations, DOL, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, hazard communication, OSHA, personal protective equipment, Severe Violator Program, workplace injuries Read More

Missing face plates on electrical outlets: $52,500 fine

May 13, 2010 by | 0 comments

Okay. It's not exactly that. OSHA proposed the $52,500 penalties for four violations : a repeat violation is for failing to provide functioning safety latches on the hydraulic automobile lifts, a serious citation is for missing face plates on electrical outlets, and two othe...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: DOT compliance, general duty clause, hazard communication, hazmat compliance, Investigation, most cited violations, OSHA Read More

OSHA fine amounts increasing?

April 28, 2010 by | 2 comments

Tire Review that OSHA fined a Toledo dealer $177,800 as the result of an October 2009 accident in which four employees were injured. OSHA cited the dealer for three violations of worker safety regulations after investigating the accident. The employees suffered injuries wh...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: DOT compliance, hazard communication, Investigation, OSHA, personal protective equipment, violations Read More

OSHA's Top Most Cited Violations

November 12, 2009 by | 0 comments

EHS Today published an article on October 29 about the Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2009. According to Richard Fairfax, director of OSHA's directorate of enforcement programs, 81 percent of the violations OSHA recorded throughout the year were either serious or willful ...

Posted in: DOL, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, general duty clause, hazard communication, most cited violations, OSHA, personal protective equipment Read More

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