OSHA’s Final “Walkaround” Rule – What Employers Need to Know

On April 1, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule on clarifying who can accompany OSHA inspectors during workplace inspections. This “Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process Rule” is set to take effect on May 31, 2024, and will bring clarity and guidance to an essential aspect of workplace safety compliance. Under […]

Essential Steps to Protect Your Business During an OSHA Inspection

For any business, ensuring compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations is a critical aspect of maintaining a safe workplace environment. An unexpected OSHA inspection can be a daunting experience, but with proper preparation and adherence to necessary steps, you can protect your business and demonstrate a commitment to workplace safety. Here is […]

The Importance of an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and Proper PPE

In industrial environments where electricity is essential to daily operations, the potential for arc flash incidents is a constant concern.  An arc flash, defined by NFPA 70E as an unexpected release of heat and light energy due to electricity passing through the air, poses grave dangers to personnel and equipment. The consequences can be catastrophic, […]

TSCA Workplace Exposure Compliance

Navigating TSCA compliance, particularly concerning exposure monitoring for both chemical users and non-users under Section 4 test orders, presents a myriad of complexities. Section 4 of TSCA empowers the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue test orders to gather data on the potential health and environmental effects of chemical substances. However, the challenge arises in […]

OSHA’s Hazard Huddle Challenge

With workplace safety, fostering an environment where open communication thrives is critical. OSHA recognizes this and created the “Hazard Huddle Challenge” as a tool to encourage employers and workers to engage in crucial discussions about potential hazards on the job. This challenge serves as a powerful tool to not only identify risks but also to […]