Will Permissible Exposure Limits Change?

    Hazardous Chemicals

    4 min read Last month, OSHA issued a Request for Information in order to begin a national dialogue about permissible exposure limits (PELs) for hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This request asks stakeholders in industries that manufacture and use potentially hazardous chemicals to give their input about how OSHA could update PELs for known hazardous chemicals in a useful … Read more

    Respiratory Disease Resurges Among Coal Miners

    Black Lung Disease

    4 min read What should be done when old workplace problems reemerge decades later? This is a question regulatory agencies, industry associations and workplaces have been asking recently about coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) (often referred to as black lung disease). The disease, which was very common among coal miners until the 1970s when laws were put in place … Read more

    Indoor Air Quality the Focus of New Global Alliance

    Indoor Air Quality

    3 min read Outdoor air can be filled with pollutants from vehicles, industrial processes and plenty of other sources, so outdoor air quality should be our biggest air quality concern, right? Wrong. If you work indoors, the air you breathe all day long in your office building, warehouse or manufacturing facility could actually be the bigger threat to … Read more

    Install Guards to Prevent Falls Through Skylights

    Skylight Screen, Fall Protection

    3 min read Fall protection in the workplace receives a lot of attention, as it is the most frequently cited OSHA standard, and falls to a lower level accounted for 574 work-related fatalities in 2013. These falls occur in many circumstances, and understandably, personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) are often implemented to protect against falls in many workplaces.  Some … Read more

    OSHA vs. ANSI Pipe Marking – What You Need to Know

    Pipe Marking

    3 min read Busy safety managers have plenty of rules and regulations to keep track of, and pipe marking standards may sound complex. That’s because pipe marking regulations aren’t universally adopted by the various standards agencies. Despite this fact, pipe marking doesn’t need to be terribly difficult because you can follow one set of requirements that will help … Read more

    Fire Extinguishers – Do You Know How (and When) to Use Them?

    Fire Safety

    4 min read We’ve discussed the dust explosion pentagon, which explains the five components needed for a combustible dust explosion, before. Today we’re going to discuss a diagram that is simpler, but no less important for people to understand: the fire triangle.  The fire triangle is made up of the three components necessary for a fire to start: … Read more