On August 23rd, OSHA released the long awaited proposed rule on silica. The proposed regulation would split the regulation of silica into two separate standards, one affecting the general and maritime industries and the other...more
If OSHA pays you a visit anytime in the next few months, you can expect that they will look at egress issues at your workplace. In the June 17 edition of OSHA's Quick Takes, OSHA issued the following...more
What's that you ask? Isocyanates are the raw materials that make up all polyurethane products. Jobs that may involve exposure to isocyanates include painting, foam-blowing, flooring, etc....more
Did you know that OSHA has a guidance document on its website for the oil and gas well drilling and servicing industry?
You may ask why this is important to know....more
Does your company use temporary workers?
OSHA has issued a new memorandum regarding the use of temporary workers.
In this memorandum, OSHA has stated that it will be reviewing the use of temporary workers...more
In this memorandum, OSHA states that it will be reviewing the use of temporary workers during every inspection. OSHA has already been particularly interested in the oil and gas industry. In 2011, OSHA issued a special...more
OSHA has issued a new memorandum regarding the use of temporary workers. See, April 29, 2013 memorandum from Richard Fairfax.
One of the biggest fines paid in the history of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) came from the oil and gas industry. ...more