OSHA is Accepting Public Comments on the Latest Version of its Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

“No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people.” —Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez OSHA has recently updated their voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines (OSHA-2015-0018), and is inviting the public to comments. The guidelines…

Ways of Controlling Chemical Exposure

If your company uses hazardous chemicals, you’ll need to mitigate your employees’ exposure to them. Chemicals and toxic substances can create a wide range of health problems, such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity. They can also cause severe burns—they aren’t something to take lightly. There are two general categories of companies who face regulations dealing with chemical…

Flooding

Flood Safety: Keeping Workers Healthy and Alive

Floods can be dangerous, as the recent weather in the lowcountry of South Carolina has demonstrated. Floods are especially hazardous because the danger is slow in coming—rainwater accumulates gradually, and then suddenly roads are washed out, dams collapse, and bridges have structural issues. OSHA and NOAA are working together on a public education effort aimed at improving…