In March of 2018, the extremely hazardous chemical Sodium Chlorite (NaCIO2) was the cause of a deadly explosion at a Tri-Chem Specialty Chemicals LLC facility, killing one and injuring two others.
It’s the time of year again where OSHA releases the preliminary list of top 10 violations for this point in 2018.
Why OSHA Compliance Matters In the 1970’s, OSHA established permissible exposure limits (PELs) in regards to chemical safety regulations. As time has gone on, information has evolved on chemical exposure risks that has caused OSHA to adapt their safety regulations. The OSHA Hazard Communication standard 1910.1200 sets forth a regulation that provides employees with the…… Continue reading Why Compliance Matters – Saving Lives, Preventing Accidents, & Protecting Employees.
HCL’s celebration of National Safety Month continues with our new weekly discussion. Fall Protection in the Workplace In OSHA’s annual list of Top 10 safety violations, Fall protection (29 CFR 1926.501) is consistently number one. In 2017, there were near 7,000 fall protection violations that penalized employers. According to NSC.org, in 2013, 595 workers tragically…… Continue reading National Safety Month – Week 3: Fall Protection & Safety
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OSHA HazCom violations are on the rise, and so are the associated penalties. While the GHS deadline has come and gone, the OSHA HazCom standard has been quite the notice to companies about their own hazard communication programs. Through September 30th, 2017, 4,176 hazard communication violations have been amassed, causing it to once again be…… Continue reading The Urgency of GHS Hazard Communication Training
Keeping on top of your work facilities’ hazard communication compliance program can go a long way in terms of avoiding some harsh monetary fines and potential brand identity issues. Read on for more information about proper hazcom labeling so you can stay off of OSHA’s most wanted list.
Every October OSHA releases it’s list of top 10 violations that they issued citations for that year. Safety professionals dutifully look at the new list every year. Sadly, the list is never a surprise. The top 10 are virtually the same every year. Topping the chart every year at number 2 is Hazard Communication.…… Continue reading OSHA’s #2 is 100% Preventable