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ROI of Third Party Inspections & Audits
Routine workplace inspections and audits are essential in preventing incidents, injuries and illnesses and play...
Conducting Effective Hazard Assessments
Often during inspections, audits, or accident investigations, we encounter nonexistent, inadequate or inaccurate hazard assessments....
Evaluating Workplace Health Exposures
Under the OSH Act, employers are required to identify and evaluate health hazard(s) in their...
Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting Due December 15, 2017
In May 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a rule entitled "Improve...
Process Safety Management
Highly hazardous chemicals such as toxics, reactives, flammable liquids and gases are used in many...
Protecting Temporary Workers
Hiring temporary workers on job sites is a very common and financially beneficial practice. However,...
Walking-Working Surfaces Final Rule
OSHA has recently released an update to its standard on walking-working surfaces in general industry....
U.S. Department of Labor Cites Contractors for Safety Violations Following Two Fatalities at Florida Hotel Worksite
March 6, 2019 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Contractors for Safety Violations Following Two Fatalities...
U.S. Department of Labor Fines Pennsylvania Construction Company $208,560 for Exposing Employees to Trenching Hazards
March 5, 2019 U.S. Department of Labor Fines Pennsylvania Construction Company $208,560 for Exposing Employees...
U.S. Department of Labor Cites Roofing Contractor After Fatal Fall at South Florida Worksite
March 5, 2019 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Roofing Contractor After Fatal Fall at South...
U.S. Department of Labor Sues Massachusetts Construction Company For Retaliation for Facilitating Arrest of Injured Employee
March 1, 2019 U.S. Department of Labor Sues Massachusetts Construction Company For Retaliation for Facilitating...

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EPA News

- Headquarters, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)

WASHINGTON (January 17,2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it issued eight Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) enforcement orders to federal facilities in Fiscal Year 2019.

- Region 06

DALLAS – (Jan. 17, 2020) Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a grant to the Cherokee Nation to support a variety of hazardous waste management activities.

Chemical Safety Board News

Detailing Events Leading to the May 2019 Explosion and Fire in Waukegan, Illinois

Final Report Issued on Fatal Tank Explosions at the Midland Resource Recovery (MRR) Facility in Philippi, West Virginia

Accidental Release Reporting

On the unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday that Exxon Mobil Oil Corp. must produce information to the CSB