Laws & Regulations

This model can be applied for use within your organisation to help raise any safety or health concerns, or report a work-related injury or illness, without being retaliated against.

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When a company is contracted to provide a service at a multiple employer worksite, is more than one employer responsible for ensuring that the company is compliant with all relevant OHS Regulations and ultimately, the safety of the contracted workers?

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How to determine whether you must provide a room for workers to change their clothes after they’ve been exposed to chromium.

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Two things welding and cutting operators must do to comply with new GHS requirements.

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Will OSHA propose an Illness Injury Prevention Program standard and, if so, when?

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Attorney Glenn Demby explains why there’s no reason to panic because GHS is taking effect on May 25 and why the MSDS you’re currently using will be OK for the next 4 years

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QUESTION
Can we post a copy of our confined spaces entry program on our intranet and get rid of the cumbersome paper binders we have now?
ANSWER
Yes, as long as all affected employees have access to the program.
EXPLANATION
The OSHA Permit Confined Spaces standard (Sec. 1910.146(c)(4)) requires employers …

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The changes employers will have to make to their written hazcom program under GHS

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By Glenn Demby, Editor-in-Chief
QUESTION
Can OSHA cite an employer for workplace bullying?
ANSWER
No. But an employer could be liable for bullying under other laws.
EXPLANATION
Workplace bullying has become a major problem. In a recent survey, 35% of employees say they’ve been bullied at work; another 50% say they’ve …

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I run a warehouse in Pennsylvania. Two of my workers, call them Jack and Bob, hate each other. I’ve tried to keep them separated but the other day, Jack jumped Bob in the break room and began throwing punches. By the time we pulled them …

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