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  • Silica Regulations

    OSHA Silica Regulations Results in 116 Violations in first 6 months

    OSHA’s newer and more stringent regulations regarding employee’s exposure to respirable crystalline silica officially went into effect on September 23, 2017.  The new silica regulations reduced the permissible exposure limit of the substance, which is found mostly in products containing sand (like concrete, mortar, and brick), from 250 micrograms per cubic meter of air down to 50 […] READ MORE...

  • Safety Data Sheets

    The Ultimate Guide to Safety Data Sheets

    Employer Responsibilities Employers must ensure that the SDSs are readily accessible to employees for all hazardous chemicals in their workplace. This may be done in many ways. For example, employers may keep the SDSs in a binder or on computers. Using Online-SDS by KHA will ensure employees have immediate access to the information they need without leaving […] READ MORE...

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    Do you have a confined space rescue plan?

    Working within confined spaces can be dangerous, but with the advanced planning and preparation your team can remain safe during entry. Beyond having the proper PPE, Air Monitoring Equipment and trained entry team; having a detailed emergency procedure in place will help everyone on your team be on the same page in the case of […] READ MORE...

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    OSHA addresses new silica dust standards

    Washington — OSHA has published a fact sheet intended to help employers comply with the agency’s standard on worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica (1910.1053) for general industry and maritime. The fact sheet highlights steps employers are required to take to protect employees, including assessing workplace exposures, establishing written exposure control plans and providing worker training. The […] READ MORE...

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    OSHA lays out upcoming regulatory plans in FY 2019 budget justification

    Washington — OSHA expects to complete revisions to its beryllium standards by the end of fiscal year 2019, the agency states in a recently released congressional budget justification. According to the document, the final rule for beryllium in the general industry will result in “a proposal either late 2018 or very early 2019.” Fiscal year 2019 begins Oct. […] READ MORE...