By: Benjamin Jelin PhD, MPH, Sr. Industrial Hygienist Note: Implementation of this regulation may be affected by guidance to agencies in the “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” memorandum (January 20, 2017). Compliance Date Approaching! What is Crystalline Silica? Crystalline silica (SiO2) is a naturally occurring compound commonly found in soil, sand, rock and other materials in … Continue reading OSHA’s Final Rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction
RICHLAND, Wash. – January 17, 2017 – Long-time health physics firm Dade Moeller will highlight its new ownership under NV5 at the 50th Midyear Meeting of the Health Physics Society, to be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center from January 22–25. Dade Moeller joined NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional … Continue reading Dade Moeller to Highlight New Ownership, Capabilities under NV5 at National Health Physics Society Meeting in Maryland
Ready or not, the new OSHA rule on walking working surfaces and fall protection for general industry takes effect January 17, 2017. This update is intended to better align the general industry rules with the construction rules to help employers who do both functions remain compliant and keep workers safe. See the full publication (500+ … Continue reading OSHA Rule on Walking Working Surfaces
Note: This was posted after the Louisiana floods of August 2016, but the information would be relevant to all flood situations. Overview Due to the recent floods in Louisiana, many businesses are facing an overwhelming spectrum of safety, environmental, facility, road, bridge, and structural concerns. We encourage those impacted by the flooding to refer to … Continue reading Recovery Considerations for Facilities and Businesses Affected by Floods
By: Tony Etherington, OHST, CIHM With the latest update to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) making it easier for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review new and existing chemicals, it looks like the United States is moving forward to uphold the ban on asbestos. On June 22nd, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical … Continue reading A Permanent Ban on Asbestos Use and Importation?