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

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

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

US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance Program focuses on employers who repeatedly disregard workers’ safety, health WASHINGTON – To strengthen enforcement and improve compliance with workplace safety standards and reduce worker injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the criteria for … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Yet another Trench Collapse. Workers dead in industrial incidents, rail crashes, shootings, electrocutions and vehicle incidents. On average, almost …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Elise Stefanik and the Republican War on Workers

New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is a piece of work. This comes as no surprise to anyone who follows American politics. Earlier in …Elise Stefanik and the Republican War on Workers

Weekly Toll: Labor Day and Families Mourn

Another WV mineworker killed, falls, machinery, chemical release, drowning, shootings, vehicular incidents and woman killed when hair drags her into …Weekly Toll: Labor Day and Families Mourn

OSHA Plans Chemical Plant Safety Stakeholder Meeting

September is shaping up to be chemical plant safety month. First, EPA has scheduled public hearings for September 26, 27, and 28 to receive comments …OSHA Plans Chemical Plant Safety Stakeholder Meeting

OSHA Gets Serious About Fall Protection

How often to you drive by workers up on the roof of a new construction or re-roofing who are not using fall protection. From my experience, it’s …OSHA Gets Serious About Fall Protection