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OSHA Clarifies Compliance Dates for HCS 2012 Labeling

In March of 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized the revised version of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).  The HCS is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  This has … Continue reading

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Effective Federal OSHA Oversight

This is the second post in our 4-part blog series for the healthcare industry. To view part one, click here. Health care workers face unique challenges from lifting and transporting patients, needle sticks, handling hazardous waste, chemical and drug exposures, … Continue reading

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Training Hospital First Responders on Hazardous Substance Exposure

Healthcare workers experience a number of risks in the workplace. One such risk is occupational exposure to chemical, biological, or radiological materials when hospitals receive patients contaminated with these hazardous substances. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), … Continue reading

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OSHA to Address Hazardous Chemical Exposures

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the launch of a national dialogue concerning hazardous substances and exposures to these substances that result in work-related illnesses. OSHA has stated that the first stage consists of gathering information … Continue reading

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Does Your Company Employ Temporary Workers?

If your facility has temporary workers, you should be aware of a new recommended practice, jointly issued by OSHA and NIOSH on August 25, 2014.  This document, titled Recommended Practices:  Protecting Temporary Workers, applies to temporary (or supplied) worker staffing … Continue reading

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OSHA Offers New Resource for Hospital Worker Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new resource to help hospitals ensure the safety of their employees.  The online resource is entitled Worker Safety in Hospitals: Caring for our Caregivers. According to OSHA, the purpose of … Continue reading

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OSHA Releases Resources to Help Protect Workers from Hazardous Chemicals

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) released two new web resources in October to help protect workers from hazardous chemicals in the workplace.  Tens of thousands of workers become sick or die from harmful exposure to these chemicals.  OSHA’s … Continue reading

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Hazard Communication Standard Training Deadline

In March of 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized the revised version of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).  The HCS is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  This will … Continue reading

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OSHA Proposes Rule to Protect Workers from Crystalline Silica

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed rule in late August that would lower worker exposure to crystalline silica.  Exposure to crystalline silica is usually through airborne silica dust from operations such as cutting, sawing, drilling and … Continue reading

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OSHA Announces National Emphasis Program for Isocyanate Exposure

A new National Emphasis Program (NEP) was announced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in June.  The program is focused on protecting workers from serious health effects that may occur from exposure to isocyanates.  According to OSHA, National … Continue reading

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