After 40 years, the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been reformed in an effort to more effectively manage chemicals in this country and give EPA more authority to evaluate and mitigate the associated risks. This infographic summarizes the important points of TSCA reform.
John Howard, M.D. Director, NIOSH Roughnecks, Roustabouts, and Researchers: NIOSH’s Oil and Gas Extraction Safety and Health Program Protects Workers The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in oil and natural gas production in the United States. Since 2003, the number of rigs actively drilling in the U.S. (a measure of industry activity) has … Continue reading NIOSH eNews – December – 2012
Doing your own auto repair work can save you money, but it can also be dirty, dangerous work. The following tips are provided to help you avoid the dangers of auto repair so you don't injure yourself or someone else. Most of these tips are common sense warnings, but there may be some things … Continue reading How NOT to Repair Your Car! How Many Things Can You See Wrong Here?
By Greg Hellman from Occupational Safety & Health Reporter™ The pilot chemical facilities emphasis program has been expanded nationwide in an effort to reduce catastrophic releases of hazardous chemicals, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Nov. 30. The pilot emphasis program had been operating in OSHA Regions I (Boston), VII (Kansas City, Mo.), … Continue reading OSHA Expands Pilot Chemical Facilities Process Safety Emphasis Program Nationwide
Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) What are temporary agency employers required to do to meet HAZCOM requirements? In meeting the requirements of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, the temporary agency employer would, for example, be expected to provide generic hazard training and information concerning categories of chemicals employees may potentially encounter. Host employers would then be responsible for … Continue reading HAZCOM FAQ – Are Your Employees Trained?