Silica is a major component of sand, rock, and mineral ores—materials that are used on job sites all over the world. Respirable crystalline silica refers to airborne particles containing the minerals quartz, cristobalite, and/or tridymite that can be inhaled.
Most people out there only worry about inspecting trenches and excavations when their employees are getting ready to work in a trench that is at least 5 feet deep, but that’s not the only time they should be doing it.
So what’s the problem? The problem is citations, specifically construction ones. In recent months, electrical citations are increasing. And you could be next. Daisies are for lazies: Turns out, Compliance Officers aren’t in the spring mood like the rest of us and...
The EPA recently published an update to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulations. These rules go into effect on May 30, 2017
OSHA released a ‘Notice of Proposed Rulemaking’ in August 2015 regarding beryllium. Basically, OSHA wants to significantly lower the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) & add additional requirements.
It’s not enough to simply say, “Incidents happen!” By following the proper procedures, you can prevent workplace incidents from happening again in the future!
The Department of Transportation has specific definitions for hazardous materials and how they required them to be transported and shipped.