“OSHA Announces Feral Cats Are Not Vermin”

On October 4, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a press release and announced that it was proposing changes to 18 separate regulations “as part of an ongoing effort to revise provisions in its standards that may be confusing, outdated or unnecessary. The proposals run across a wide spectrum from the technical (i.e., … Continue reading “OSHA Announces Feral Cats Are Not Vermin”

“OSHA Proposes Updates to Its Personal Protective Equipment Rules”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed what it hopes will be non-controversial changes to its personal protective equipment (PPE) standards for eye and face protection in all covered industry sectors except agriculture. OSHA’s initiative is part of a multi-year agency undertaking to update consensus standards referenced in its rules. In a March 13 … Continue reading “OSHA Proposes Updates to Its Personal Protective Equipment Rules”

“Magid’s Cut Level Guide – Understand What Cut Levels Mean for Safety Gloves”

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Unsafe Video of the Day – PPE Anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjNaUHA2KrY OSHA PPE Requirements Nail Gun Safety. OSHA, (2013). Eye and Face Protection. OSHA eTool. Provides a comprehensive hazard assessment, information about selecting protective devices for the workplace, as well as OSHA requirements. Respiratory Protection. OSHA eTool. Provides information on the development of respirator cartridge change schedules. Addresses respirator selection and other requirements of the standard. … Continue reading Unsafe Video of the Day – PPE Anyone?

NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Information

Safety & Prevention Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Agricultural Safety and Injury Prevention Anthropometry Cancer - NIOSH Evaluation of its Cancer and REL Policies Chemical Safety Chest Radiography Construction Safety and Health Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Control Banding Cost-effective Rollover Protective Structures (CROPS) Direct Reading Methods Electrical Safety (Injury) Engineering Controls Equipment Design … Continue reading NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Information

Northern Steel Castings Cited by OSHA at Wisconsin Plant for Silica Dust Exposure

Posted by VOICE Staff on November 28, 2011 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Northern Steel Castings for two safety and four health violations at its Wisconsin Rapids carbon steel foundry, including for overexposing workers to crystalline silica, a known respiratory hazard, according to a Nov. 28 press release. … Continue reading Northern Steel Castings Cited by OSHA at Wisconsin Plant for Silica Dust Exposure

Exxon Valdez oil risks spur warning for gulf cleanup crews

They called it the "Valdez crud," but it was more than a cough and diarrhea. "We thought it was a flu that was going around and every­body kept getting it," said Merle Savage, who was general foreman of the cleanup crews of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Instead, the … Continue reading Exxon Valdez oil risks spur warning for gulf cleanup crews

NIOSH Page Makes Respirator Choice Easier

NIOSH, the federal agency that certifies protective respirators, has created a Respirator Trusted-Source Information Page that makes its highly useful online information about this PPE category even better. The page enables users to identify respirators that are NIOSH-approved, links to their manufacturers, and explains how to use the products. The H1N1 influenza pandemic has made … Continue reading NIOSH Page Makes Respirator Choice Easier

OSHA updating Personal Protective Equipment (Eyewear)Standards Based on National Consensus Standards

ACTION: Final rule for 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, and 1918 BACKGROUND: While OSHA has updated some of its Section 6(a) standards through notice and comment rulemaking, the vast majority have not been updated since they were originally adopted. Some of the consensus standards "incorporated by reference" were issued over 60 years ago. Most … Continue reading OSHA updating Personal Protective Equipment (Eyewear)Standards Based on National Consensus Standards