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YOUR SIMPLIFIED GUIDE TO ANSI Z358.1 Attend and receive a Certificate of Attendance to submit for education credits. Did you know that more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries occur each year? Did you know that at least 90% of those injuries were preventable with the use of proper PPE and Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment? […]

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OSHA Compliance News: Mistakes that hurt

Organization: Felker Brothers Corp., Marshfield, WI. Business: Pipe manufacturer. Agency: OSHA. Penalty: $110,458 (proposed). Reason for fine: Combustible materials were located within 35 feet of welding activities. Note: OSHA said wooden racks and form plugs were less than 35 feet away from hot work areas. The employer was also cited because machines designed for fixed […]

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Huge Fine for Pesticide Worker Safety Violations

[via EHS Daily Advisor] A global chemical and seed manufacturer was recently fined millions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violations of several rules related to pesticides, including the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). This company ran afoul of its responsibilities when it comes to what the EPA considers the most dangerous pesticides: restricted […]

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ANSI Compliance, Safety & Health for Food Processing

From the oil industry to mining, agriculture to research, any working environment that puts employees in close proximity to occupational hazards such as potentially harmful chemicals must make workplace safety a priority. The food processing, meat packing, and poultry processing industries are no exception. INDUSTRY RISKS In addition to physical hazards like high noise levels, […]

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Increase In OSHA Fines Now in Effect

For the first time in twenty-five years, OSHA penalties are increasing – and significantly. A federal act passed in 1990 exempted OSHA from increasing fines to account for inflation, but the new budget signed into law on November 2, 2015, includes an amendment striking that exemption.¹ The “Catch-Up Adjustment,” based on the percentage difference between October 1990 and […]

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