Regulations and Standards


News & Articles

  • NIOSH and FDA Collaborate to Streamline Regulatory Oversight for N95 Respirators

    Subject to conditions and limitations, some N95s will be exempt from FDA premarket notification requirements, meaning that N95 manufacturers will be able to submit a single application to NIOSH rather than submitting paperwork for clearance and approval from both agencies.

  • New ASSE Standard Coming Soon for Wind Turbine Construction, Demolition

    Remote work, turbine height, limited access, and turbine manufacturer variables are challenges addressed in ANSI/ASSE A10.21, which establishes requirements for job site work and equipment. Publication of the new standard is expected in June 2018.

  • OSHA Recognizes Pennsylvania Manufacturer as Star Site

    MI Windows and Doors, which produces new construction and replacement windows for businesses and homes, recorded an injury and illness rate 54 percent below the national average in the last three years.

  • Safety and Security in Sunny San Antonio

    A particularly relevant session this year is the June 6 General Session, a panel discussion about preparing for workplace violence and active shooter incidents.

  • ANSI Launches Accreditation Program for EPA Formaldehyde Testing Rule

    ANSI is one of four accreditation bodies recognized by EPA to provide accreditation services under the final rule, which is intended to reduce exposure to formaldehyde emissions from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States.

  • OSHA Changing General Industry Beryllium Rule

    A direct final rule clarifies the definitions of Beryllium Work Area, emergency, dermal contact, and beryllium contamination, and it clarifies provisions for disposal and recycling and provisions that OSHA intends to apply only where skin can be exposed to materials containing at least 0.1 percent beryllium by weight.


Products

  • PureOHS, UL’s Compliance Management Software

    PureOHS, UL’s Compliance Management Software

    Companies and health care providers use PureOHS™, UL’s Occupational Health Medical Record system, to assist with their occupational health initiatives in critical areas such as regulatory compliance and execution of surveillance programs. Whether you’re a manufacturer, a healthcare facility, a municipality, or any other organization that is struggling to track your employees’ compliance with OSHA or CDC internal regulations, PureOHS can help. Benefits include: compliance and reporting, email notification, employee and supervisor views, health fair workflow, fast implementation, mobile and secure.


Whitepapers

  • Six Answers About EPA’s RCRA Generator Improvements Rule

    EPA’s historic update to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations takes effect on May 30, 2017. The new rules will have a major impact on how your facility manages hazardous waste. Download this free report to explore the biggest changes and identify the steps your facility should take now to prepare.

  • Complying with the OSHA Final Rule Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illness

    In May of 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” to revise its recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses regulation. The final rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping data included on the 300A, 300, and 301 forms.

  • HEPA Vacuum Cleaners Play Critical Role in EPA's Lead RRP

    In 2008, in order to curb the occurrence of lead-related diseases, the EPA issued 40 CFR Part 745, Subpart E, also known as the Lead RRP.


Videos

  • Magid Safety Matters Express - January 2017

    Are thicker gloves always safer? Watch leather duke it out with machine knit in this month's fast and fun video to find out! While you're there, review some important safety resolutions you should make today and teach your workers how to walk like a penguin on slippery ice. This month's Safety Matters Express might just have it all!

  • New NFPA Training Takes the Guesswork Out of Sprinkler Plan Reviewing

    Rick Tustin, Winchester (MA) Fire Department, and Paul Cheever, Revere (MA) Fire Department, discuss the challenges of sprinkler plan reviewing and how a new training by the National Fire Protection Association addresses the challenges. For more information, visit http://www.nfpa.org/sprinklerplans.

  • NATE #ClimberConnection Video on ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard

    The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) recently released a safety video highlighting the new ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard. The 2017 video is the first to debut as part of Volume 2 of the NATE Climber Connection series. The A10.48 Standard – Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures has been described as a game changer for the industry because it has the distinction of being the first comprehensive standard encompassing the entire tower construction, service, and maintenance industry. The Climber Connection Volume 2 video includes an overview of the A10.48 Standard and includes practical information on gin poles and rigging class guidelines for the industry to follow in accordance with the standard. The video also includes epic aerial views and footage of hard working tower crews in action at a communications tower site. Spread the word using #ClimberConnection!