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Control Lead Exposure. Keep Workers Safe & Avoid Costly Fines

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) starts October 22, 2017 and aims to educate communities, families, organizations and government entities about the risks associated with lead poisoning among children and adults. OSHA estimates that approximately 804,000 workers in general industry and an additional 838,000 workers in construction are potentially exposed to lead. Workers are commonly […]

Are Your Workers Engaged in Safety?

A successful safety program starts and ends with engaged workers.  The goal of a safety program is to protect workers from potential hazards.   A successful safety program will also have the support of upper management who actively abide by the policies in place and set a good example for workers. The program must be implemented and […]

Expect Changes to Lockout Tagout Regs

According to OSHA, Lockout/Tagout is the fifth most cited OSHA Violation.  More than 3,400 violations were found last year.   Every year OSHA releases the Top 10 Most Cited Standards and lockout/tagout is frequently cited during inspections.  More than 3,400 violations were found last year.  An estimated 10% of serious accidents are caused by failure to control […]

Know These 4 Common Environmental Issues

Environmental management can easily become an oversight as businesses expand and as management responsibilities are shifted.  Non-industrial and commercial facilities may not be aware of these issues because their primary line of business does not require an environmental manager. For example, an retail product wholesaler with a fleet of commercial vehicles may not be aware […]

Hurricanes & Waste Releases: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Hurricanes & Waste Releases: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself It is a fact that 2017 has made history with the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Torrential rainfall and destructive winds do not do manufacturing facilities any favors.  Chemical spills, sewage runoff, toxic gas leaks and hazardous waste releases greatly increase during severe […]

OSHA E-Reporting Website Has Launched, Deadline to Submit Delayed

OSHA has stated that it will “further review and consider the [electronic reporting] rule.” In May of 2016, OSHA published a final rule that requires employers to submit their OSHA 300 and 300A logs electronically. Only certain companies are required to abide by this new rule. This rule requires companies with over 250 employees to electronically […]

4 Key Things to Do After A Noise Exposure Survey

4 Key Things to Do After A Noise Exposure Survey One manufacturing facility has used SRP for safety training, safety audits, as well as environmental air permitting. However, one concern was the lack of follow through in implementing the safety precautions taught in class. One topic in particular was noise conservation and noise exposure. SRP […]