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April 01, 2021

Discover Cleaning and Floorcare Solutions to Optimize Your Operations at ProMatDX

ProMat Digital Experience (ProMatDX) is the place to be on April 12-16 for manufacturing and supply chain professionals looking to increase…

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March 19, 2020

OSHA’s Revised National Emphasis Program for Respirable Crystalline Silica

Last month, OSHA established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to reduce occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in g…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
January 14, 2020

What OSHA’s Switch to Leading Indicators Means for Your Safety Program

Late last year, OSHA announced that it would move toward using leading indicators to assess workplace safety programs. This article reviews…

Health and Safety
August 12, 2019

The Silica Standard’s “Restricted Access Area” Requirement: Explained

This post originally appeared on the TriMedia blog. The language used in regulations isn’t always straightforward, and while OSH…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
March 26, 2019

New Study Finds Silica Exposure Among Construction Workers at up to 10x the PEL

With OSHA’s recent silica dust rule significantly reducing the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for silica dust, some groups have been worki…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
January 21, 2019

Preventing Slip, Trip, and Fall Incidents in Your Industrial Facility

On this blog, we focus a lot on worker safety hazards that can have very serious consequences — like combustible dust, which, if ignited, ca…

Health and Safety
January 04, 2019

Silica, OSHA, Combustible Dust: Our Top 5 Articles of 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 was an eventful year, especially in the regulatory arena. In particular, OSHA’s new silica dust rule drastically reduce…

Combustible Dust Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
November 15, 2018

Does Your Industrial Sweeper Need a HEPA Filter Under OSHA’s New Silica Dust Rule?

This is one of the most common questions we get about OSHA’s new silica dust rule. The short answer is: No, as long as you follow the other…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
November 08, 2018

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2018 — and What Non-Compliance Will Cost You

OSHA recently announced the Top 10 most frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2018. The list included the usual suspects (the Top 5 ha…

Health and Safety
October 02, 2018

Silica Dust Compliance: Has Your Insurance Company Come Knocking Yet?

We’ve written a lot about OSHA’s new silica dust rule. For the most part, we’ve focused on how you can prepare for the inevitable time when…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
June 07, 2018

Silica Dust Compliance for General Industry Q&A

The silica dust compliance deadline for general industry is coming up fast. To help companies meet this deadline, we recently hosted a webin…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
April 28, 2018

A Quick Overview of OSHA's Silica Dust Rule for General Industry and Maritime

Enforcement for OSHA’s new silica dust rule for general industry and maritime begins on June 23, 2018. Here’s a brief overview of the standa…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
April 23, 2018

Housekeeping Under OSHA’s New Beryllium Rule

Updated following OSHA issuing a new Direct Final Rule (DFR) on May 4. As we head toward the enforcement date for OSHA’s new beryllium ru…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
April 20, 2018

Beryllium and Worker Safety: What You Need to Know About OSHA’s New Rule

On May 11, OSHA’s new beryllium standard for general industry comes into enforcement, as do parts of the beryllium standards for constructio…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
October 16, 2017

Experts Comment on How OSHA Abandoning the Combustible Dust Standard Will Affect Industry

In July, OSHA removed the combustible dust standard from its regulatory agenda. What does that mean for facilities where combustible dust is…

Combustible Dust Health and Safety
September 25, 2017

Enforcement Has Begun for OSHA’s Silica Dust Rule. Are You Compliant?

After several delays, OSHA’s new silica dust standard became enforceable on September 23. But, there’s a caveat, at least for the constructi…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
August 24, 2017

Federal vs State OSHA: What You Need to Know for Compliance

We often talk about OSHA as if it’s just one organization with one set of regulations. But, that’s not true. In addition to the federal OSHA…

Health and Safety
July 24, 2017

OSHA Removes Combustible Dust Standard from Regulatory Agenda

OSHA’s spring regulatory agenda, released late last week, does not include the combustible dust standard that the agency has been working on…

Combustible Dust Health and Safety
May 18, 2017

Housekeeping and OSHA's 3 Lines of Defense Against Workplace Hazards

If you’re in the health and safety field, you have undoubtedly seen the figure below illustrating OSHA’s three lines of defense against work…

Health and Safety
November 28, 2016

OSHA’s New Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs: An Overview

Last month, OSHA released its new Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs. This is the first time the guidelines have been upda…

Health and Safety
November 14, 2016

NEW ATTIX 33 & 44 Overview Video

Nilfisk's latest addition, ATTIX 33 & 44 models, feature a complete re-engineered design keeping professionals in mind. These models del…

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