Process Safety Update: The Latest on EPA’s RMP and OSHA’s PSM Rulemakings

By Eric J. Conn, Micah Smith, and Beeta Lashkari EPA RMP Public Hearing This week, on September 26-28, 2022, EPA has been hosting virtual public …Process Safety Update: The Latest on EPA’s RMP and OSHA’s PSM Rulemakings

Weekly Toll: Death at Work

Silo suffocation, refinery fire, highway construction, wildfire, electrocution — all the ways that workers died last week.  n average, almost 100 …Weekly Toll: Death at Work

Why Can’t the City Afford to Enforce Contractor Safety Standards?

Welcome to another chapter of Do-It-Yourself-Neighborhood-Health-and-Safety-Inspector. As many of you know, while walking to dogs, I’m constantly …Why Can’t the City Afford to Enforce Contractor Safety Standards?

New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Issues Guidance on “Workplace Impairment” Determinations | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

By Jennifer L. Mora and Frederick T. Smith Seyfarth Synopsis:  As previously reported here, on February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed — Read on http://www.environmentalsafetyupdate.com/states/new-jersey/new-jersey-cannabis-regulatory-commission-issues-guidance-on-workplace-impairment-determinations/

OSHA’s Recordkeeping, Reporting, and E-Recordkeeping Rules

On September 13, 2022, Lindsay A. DiSalvo and Ashley D. Mitchell presented a webinar regarding Important Nuances of OSHA’s Recordkeeping, Reporting, …OSHA’s Recordkeeping, Reporting, and E-Recordkeeping Rules

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Issues Guidance to Clarify its Accidental Release Reporting Rule

By Beeta Lashkari, Eric J. Conn, and Micah Smith Earlier this month, on September 1, 2022, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced the release…U.S. Chemical Safety Board Issues Guidance to Clarify its Accidental Release Reporting Rule

Cal/OSHA Moves Closer to Issuing Its COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard

By Andrew Sommer and Megan Shaked In July 2022, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revealed a proposed Permanent …Cal/OSHA Moves Closer to Issuing Its COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard

Power Plant Christmas Party Party Pooper

Revised 9/24/2022 Originally posted December 29, 2012: Each year at a Power Plant there are two times when the Power Plant Men are invited to a …Power Plant Christmas Party Party Pooper

Three Workers Dead in Grain Silo, Including a Child. OSHA Can Do Nothing

In what may be the largest mass casualty workplace event this year, three workers were killed after being trapped in a grain silo in Pennsylvania.  …Three Workers Dead in Grain Silo, Including a Child. OSHA Can Do Nothing

OSHA Reschedules Chemical Plant Safety Stakeholder Meeting

For those of you interested in commenting on OSHA’s update of its aging process safety management standard, the agency has just announced that the …OSHA Reschedules Chemical Plant Safety Stakeholder Meeting

Weekly Toll: Crushed, Buried, Suffocated on the Job

Drowned in a trench, suffocated in a corn silo, crushed under a stone, Trench Collapse, grain silo suffocation, falls, burned in a chemical explosion…Weekly Toll: Crushed, Buried, Suffocated on the Job

New Rail Deal May Still Be Doomed Over Scheduling Issues

Does this seem like a good way to attract loyal, dedicated, satisfied workers? Come work for the railroad. It’s a great job, decent pay. Hours may be…New Rail Deal May Still Be Doomed Over Scheduling Issues