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A Quick Guide to an OSHA Inspection

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It’s understandable to feel stressed when thinking about being inspected by OSHA. Thankfully, OSHA has made strides to ensure employers have the necessary information to feel adequately prepared.

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Stay Informed: Proposed Changes to Regulations Prohibiting the Release of Refrigerants

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Emissions cuts are an inescapable fact for businesses in a variety of industries. Since Obama announced the Climate Action Plan in 2013, the EPA has made several steps toward cutting carbon emissions including finalizing the Clean Power Plan and setting new source performance standards (NSPSs) to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. Significant efforts addressing the largest sources of methane emissions were also set in motion with new and modified NSPSs proposed.

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Exciting News! SafeTec Joins HSI

EUGENE, Ore., Jan 11, 2016—SafeTec Compliance Systems (SafeTec) is pleased to announce that it has joined Health & Safety Institute’s (HSI) family of brands for workplace safety, training and emergency care solutions. SafeTec joins the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid, Summit Training Source, EMP Canada, 24-7 EMS and 24-7 Fire training programs and services brands under the HSI umbrella.

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OSHA Releases Revised Safety Program Guidelines, Seeks Public Comment

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The federal agency whose mission it is to assure safe working conditions in the U.S. wants input from the public to modernize one of its leading programs. For the first time in over a quarter-century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is updating its Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. Introduced in 1989, the voluntary program helps bosses put health and safety management plans in place. By incorporating new rules and standards, OSHA hopes these revised guidelines will improve chemical compliance and lower the number of workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the process.

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OSHA Improves HazCom Site

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OSHA recently updated its Hazard Communication web page by incorporating drop-down tabs for all topics related to the revised standard. You can now easily find links to letters of interpretation, the standard, guidance documents and frequently asked questions. Also included are great resources such as links to the Regulatory Cooperation Council information and history and background on how OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard aligns with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling.

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