Hurricane Harvey white paper

September 7th, 2017 by

September 7, 2017 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) has published a Hurricane Harvey white paper regarding the handling, disposal, and repair of flooded vehicles from Texas and Louisiana. The document is available for download by clicking the link below. HURRICANE HARVEY AFFECTED ONE OF THE HEAVIEST POPULATED REGIONS IN THE HISTORY OF

OSHA: Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2012

January 3rd, 2013 by

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards in fiscal year 2012 (October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012): Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page] Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page] Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)

OSHA Goes Global

December 7th, 2012 by

OSHA Aligns with United Nations for Globally Harmonized System of Safety Data Sheets via Hazardous Communication Standard. The U.S. OSHA has agreed to the United Nation’s standard for Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This simply means that the material safety data sheet (MSDS) for chemicals will look the same in all

OSHA releases fact sheet on internal combustion engines as ignition sources

December 5th, 2012 by

Investigations by OSHA and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) have documented a history of fires and explosions at workplaces (oilfields, refineries, chemical plants, and other facilities) where an internal combustion engine was identified as or suspected to be the source of ignition. Internal combustion engines present an ignition hazard when used in facilities processing

OSHA offers free on-site assistance

November 5th, 2012 by

OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program offers free and confidential health and safety advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. Each year, responding to requests from small employers looking to improve workplace health and safety and their safety and health management programs, OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program


June 4th, 2012 by

HEAT SAFETY TOOL [en Español] By U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)    When you’re working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it — right on your mobile phone. The App allows workers and supervisors

OSHA Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries

May 29th, 2012 by

It’s Official: OSHA Doesn’t Kill Jobs. It Stops Jobs from Killing Workers Key findings of the study on OSHA inspections 9.4% drop in injury claims at workplaces in the four years following an inspection 26% average savings on workers’ compensation costs compared to similar, non-inspected companies $355,000 average savings for an employer (small or large) as a result

Preventing Heat-Related Injuries

May 18th, 2012 by

For a PDF copy of TST 109-B, including quiz sign-off sheet, Click Here  Summer temperatures can be especially dangerous for those who perform strenuous work outdoors. Heat, humidity and dehydration can be harmful or even fatal. If workers do not take the proper precautions, they can lose concentration, feel sick or irritable and lose the desire for

Random Inspections Improve Workplace Safety

May 17th, 2012 by

This article was written by Elizabeth Norton and originally appeared on the Science Mag website. View the original article. Do government regulations in the workplace protect employees and consumers, or does the high cost of compliance merely drive companies to layoffs and bankruptcy? Proponents of each argument make their cases based on passion and little

OSHA welcomes Alliance members & families

May 16th, 2012 by

OSHA to kick off 2012 NAOSH Week On May 7, Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels, along with Terrie Norris, President of the American Society of Safety Engineers and Jim Hopkins, Secretary of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering marked the start of this year’s North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Assistant Secretary highlighted OSHA’s