Health & Safety

Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

Posted: September 18th, 2023

Lithium-ion fires are a concerning and potentially hazardous phenomenon that can occur when the delicate balance within lithium-ion batteries is disrupted, leading to thermal runaway and combustion. These fires are characterized by their intense heat, rapid spread, and the release […]

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Cabin Air Safety Act Proposed Rule

Posted: September 12th, 2023

Air travel is a crucial part of our modern lives, allowing us to connect with loved ones, explore new destinations, and conduct business across the globe. However, there are concerns surrounding the quality of cabin air and its potential impact […]

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Why are Safety Data Sheets Important in the Workplace?

Posted: August 31st, 2023

What are Safety Data Sheets?  The health and safety of all employees is essential to providing the best services to clients. Reduction in chemical source illness and injuries in the workplace allow employers and employees to work safely with chemical […]

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OSHA Brings Comprehensive Safety Inspections to Warehouses Nationwide

Posted: August 16th, 2023

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a Nationwide Emphasis Program (NEP) bringing comprehensive safety inspections to warehouses and distribution centers nationwide to identify violations related to specific targeted hazards. This is a three-year emphasis […]

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OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP)

Posted: June 19th, 2023

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) on June 18, 2010. The SVEP summarized enforcement policies and procedures for inspecting employers that demonstrated what OSHA defines as “indifference to their Occupational Safety Health […]

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National Forklift Safety Day 2023

Posted: June 8th, 2023

National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) is observed on the second Tuesday of June each year, which is June 13 this year. This year is the 10th anniversary of NFSD which was started as an initiative by the Industrial Truck Association […]

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TCEQ Sunset Bill

Posted: May 31st, 2023

This year, the representatives of the Texas Legislature met in Austin for the 88th Regular Session. In this Legislative Session, which ran from January 10th and adjourned May 29th, there were over 11,000 bills introduced. This article addresses Senate Bill […]

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OSHA’s Top Ten Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2022

Posted: February 27th, 2023

The National Safety Council (NSC) released an update to its annual list of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) top-ten cited standards. The list provides a starting point for employers to review their own safety programs on an annual […]

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