Why the AIHA is recommending the I2P2

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently released a white paper concerning OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) and expressing their support for the I2P2 standard.  Outlined below is a brief overview of recommendations that the AIHA would like to see written into the policy.  To read the full AIHA report, click here Scope and […]

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2)

OSHA’s proposed I2P2 has been discussed over the past few months, and this year OSHA would like to move forward on implementing this program as a standard for businesses.  Today we would like to give an overview of what the I2P2 is exactly and look at this week those who are for the implementation of […]

EHS Issue Concerns

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has released a list of the top EHS Policy Issues for the new year.  Here is a sample of some of the most pressing issues that the organization is looking at this year and will be working with OSHA and Congress to try to address these issues and come […]

National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposure

Earlier this month a web-dialogue took place that was organized by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the CDC, that discussed in an open forum about how to prevent and respond to harmful chemical exposures by individuals and communities. The National Conversation is a non-profit organization working to see that chemicals […]

Getting to Know Chemicals

Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) the EPA is requiring manufacturers of 19 high production volume chemicals to test their health and environmental effect and submit the data to the agency. According to the EPA, HPV Chemicals are classified as those chemicals produced or imported in the United States in quantities of 1 million pounds or […]

New Year and New Regulations

OSHA could be knocking on your door this year, as the agency will be conducting more than 3,000 additional inspections to various facilities. Companies today are facing the stress from many levels, but overall it comes down to reducing costs of operations.  The question that this comes down to is how does a company reduce […]

100 Years of ASSE

The American Society of Safety Engineers have debuted a new short film ‘Century of Safety’ that chronicles the story of work safety and work tragedy over the decades. ASSE is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, and during the year the organization plans to celebrate with various events including their annual conference which will take […]

Workplace Tragedies, How to Make 2011 a Safer Year

2010 was an unfortunate year for workplace safety.  Who can forget the mine disaster at the beginning of the year that killed 29 coal miners in West Virginia as well as the off shore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico blast that killed 11 workers.  These events captured the attention of the general public […]

Keeping Employers Safe in the Summer Heat

California is leading the way in making revisions to their OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standards. High heat procedures are now required for 5 industries when the temperatures reach 95 degrees or hotter.  These industries include: agriculture, construction, landscaping, oil & gas extraction, and transportation or delivery of agricultural products, construction material, or other heavy material. […]

Protecting Children While At School

A new standard is being created by the NSF International at the NSSEA that would be the first comprehensive standards to certify health, safety, and environmental aspects of products and equipment used in an educational setting. These new standards would cover everything; from the materials children come into contact with on a daily basis in […]