OSHA announces new worker fatality and injury reporting rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced changes to fatality and injury reporting requirement for employers. In addition to making safety a priority in the workplace, employers may want to stay abreast of changes to rules or regulations affecting their businesses and employees. Continue reading

How to plan for an evacuation

Evacuations are useful for many emergencies, and companies without a plan could be putting themselves at risk, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Once a plan is in place for emergencies, employees can practice evacuation monthly – or however often is deemed necessary by a company emergency preparedness team. Continue reading

EPA seeks out comments to improve chemical facility safety

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it is seeking comments on how to improve safety at facilities storing potentially dangerous chemicals. The agency said it aims to revise its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations, which may help reduce the fire and explosion hazards posed to emergency personnel and workers.  Continue reading