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Federal & State OSHA News

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OSHA issues 2021 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards

OSHA has announced its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2021.

The Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for FY 2021 are:

1.   Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 5,295 violations

2.   Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,527

3.   Ladders …

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California EHS November 2021 News

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Cal/OSHA can issue citations for two new categories of violations

A new law (SB 606) significantly expands the enforcement power of Cal/OSHA by creating two new violation categories: “enterprise-wide” violations and “egregious” violations.

Enterprise-Wide Violation:

This bill creates a rebuttable presumption that a violation committed by an employer with multiple worksites is “enterprise-wide” if Cal/OSHA …

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Suggestions for effective sustainability decision-making

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By Dave Johnson, Phylmar Group newsletter editor

A U.S. industrial automation company with 23,000 employees and more than $6 billion in annual revenue recently expanded its corporate sustainability team and function. The vice president for sustainability oversees cross-functional workstreams focused on all areas of sustainability. Key team members include the company’s director of environment, health …

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October 2021 Chemical Safety and Regulatory News

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EC begins targeted consultation on endocrine disruptors

The European Commission (EC) is holding a targeted consultation on potential revisions to the Annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) to introduce information requirements to improve the identification of substances with endocrine disrupting potential. The EC has developed …

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