Items Tagged with 'OSHA standards'

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NOISE EXPOSURE IN CONSTRUCTION

Creating a ‘sound’ hearing conservation program

The challenges of limiting noise exposure in the construction industry
OSHA requires employers to have a hearing conservation program for construction workers whose noise exposure exceeds 90 dBA – but does not provide specifics. Taking into account challenges such as a transient workforce and outdoor environments, what are the most important elements of a hearing conservation program for construction workers?
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OSHA silica hearings continue

Washington – OSHA’s nearly three-week-long series of hearings on its proposed rule on crystalline silica continued this week, with both opponents and supporters voicing their opinions.
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Hazcom/GHS

What steps do I need to take to be compliant under the new Hazard Communication Standard?
The recent update to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (CFR 1910.1200) changes the requirements for chemical labeling and mandatory employee training. The new Globally Harmonized System creates a universal standard to help keep workers safe and informed about chemical hazards. Because Hazcom is already one of the most frequently violated OSHA standards, it’s essential to know exactly what GHS is and how it affects your business.
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PSM

The future of PSM

For the first time in 20 years, OSHA is taking a serious look at its Process Safety Management Standard
Amid recent industrial catastrophes, OSHA is considering revisions to its 20-year-old Process Safety Management Standard. What changes is the agency considering? Stakeholders weigh in.
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Foundry, silica

Silica proposal draws backlash from industry

Washington – Many industry stakeholders used a public comment period, which closed Feb. 11, to voice opposition to OSHA’s proposed rule on reducing the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica.
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