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OSHA Fines Rhode Island Company $43,400 for Combustible Dust Accident

March 19th, 2014

OSHA just levied a $43,400 fine for a recent combustible dust accident. With or without a combustible dust standard, if an accident occurs, OSHA will investigate and fine for not addressing combustible dust hazards. In this case it took an accident to spur OSHA into action, but at some point, they will have a combustible […]

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OSHA Fines Two Companies for Potential Combustible Dust Hazards

March 13th, 2014

Here are two recent fines levied by OSHA that are related to potential combustible dust issues. OSHA has not yet published a combustible dust rule but they are still on the lookout for this hazard and are obviously fining companies that are not addressing the problem. If you have any questions, please feel free to […]

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How To Survive an OSHA Audit

March 6th, 2014

A safety manager’s worst fear is often the thought of an unexpected OSHA audit. I ran across an article talking about steps you can take to help manage those unsuspected audits, so I wanted to share it with everyone. It just might help you be better prepared and alleviate some stress, if and when that […]

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Safety Protocols to Mitigate Arc Flash Hazards

February 12th, 2014

In a recent publication of Safey and Health magazine I found an interesting article in their Safety Tips. The article was titled “Preventing arc flashes”. It covered the different types of measures that can be taken to minimize injury due to arc flash events. It also put them in a hierarchy of effectiveness as modeled […]

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Yet another combustible dust rule making update…

December 23rd, 2013

In the December issue of EHS Today there is an article titled “OSHA Rules To Plan For In 2014” written by Ron Severson and Amy Boas. In the article they talk about the OSHA Combustible Dust rule that’s in the rulemaking process. This rule had been scheduled for its Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act […]

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