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Severe Weather — Tornadoes

Severe Weather — Tornadoes

Tornadoes are violent storms that don’t only strike in the traditional “Tornado Alley” region of the U.S. The southeastern part of the U.S. is starting to experience many more tornadoes over the past few years. Tornadoes can strike anywhere, including places like...

OSHA Updates Walk Around Rule for Inspections

OSHA Updates Walk Around Rule for Inspections

A new final rule issued by OSHA gives employees the opportunity to designate an employee representative to accompany an inspector during OSHA inspections. The original rule, at 29 CFR 1903.8(c), allowed for employers to have a representative to accompany an inspector,...

Who Needs DOT Hazmat Training?

Who Needs DOT Hazmat Training?

Often we get the question, "Who needs DOT hazmat training?"  Not only are there nuances between the various agencies of DOT and the international transportation organizations DOT defers to, but often in companies there could be a number of people involved in the...

OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001:  What’s the Difference?

OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001: What’s the Difference?

Need assistance with ISO 45001?  iSi can help! On November 27, 2017, a final version of the new International Standards Organization (ISO) 45001 standard was published, creating an official ISO standard for occupational health and safety programs. In the early 2000s...

ISNetworld:  The Top 10 Items You Need for Compliance

ISNetworld: The Top 10 Items You Need for Compliance

Contractor/vendor prequalification is becoming more and more the norm. ISNetworld is an online contractor safety prequalification program and just one among a crop of other programs like it, including Avetta, PEC Safety, Browz, Veriforce, ComplyWorks, First Verify and...

What is PSM?

What is PSM?

Process Safety Management, or PSM, is an OSHA regulation that is concerned with processes at your facility that use highly hazardous chemicals.  PSM provides a compliance framework to evaluate each process with the end goal of no spills, fires, explosions, reactions,...

Hazardous Waste Biennial Reports Due March 1

Hazardous Waste Biennial Reports Due March 1

Every even-numbered year, large quantity hazardous waste generators must submit their Biennial Hazardous Waste Reports by March 1. The rule is part of EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations. It requires facilities to report the...

Back to Work Safety Mindfulness

Back to Work Safety Mindfulness

After being off for the holidays or any time of vacation, sometimes it’s hard to get back into the groove of working.  This is a time where it’s easy to not be as mindful about safety as we usually are. Workplace accidents tend to be higher after people come back from...

2024 EPA and OSHA Compliance Deadlines

2024 EPA and OSHA Compliance Deadlines

It’s a new reporting year and time to plan for reporting and compliance deadlines from 2023's activities and for the new year.  Mark your calendars with these environmental and safety reporting deadlines and other to-do tasks for 2024: EPA/Environmental March 1: EPCRA...

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