Category Archives: Environmental/Safety

EEOC: US Employers Cannot Require Antibody Tests

Thanks to MSCI, Connecting the Dots  On June 17, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) again updated its COVID-19 guidance for employers. This guidance outlines employers’ responsibilities under federal civil rights laws. The most recent update addresses the issues of medical screening, pregnant and older workers, Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, and obligations for … Continue reading EEOC: US Employers Cannot Require Antibody Tests

OSHA Issues New Guidance On Non-Essential Business Re-openings

Thanks to MSCI, Connecting the Dots   On June 18, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance to assist employers reopening non-essential businesses during the evolving coronavirus pandemic. The DOL’s guidance supplements the US Department of Health and Human Services’ previously developed Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 and the … Continue reading OSHA Issues New Guidance On Non-Essential Business Re-openings

Combustible Dust Regulatory Compliance by September 2020

By Reginald C. Whitaker, CSP , EH&S Manager, Oklahoma Steel & Wire Co.   Reginald Whitaker, Chair, AWPA Environmental, Health and Safety Committee, has provided an overview of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 652 standard, adopted by OSHA, related to the combustible dust found in wire drawing facilities. It covers the action items that must … Continue reading Combustible Dust Regulatory Compliance by September 2020

Save the Date for the Operations Managers Meeting!

Mark your calendars!  The Operations Managers Meeting will be held October 15-16 in Birmingham, AL. Registration will open next month. This two-day conference has been designed to suit the needs of  Operations Managers by providing education and networking opportunities. Whether it’s safety issues, environmental regulations, or personnel management techniques, this meeting has information to help … Continue reading Save the Date for the Operations Managers Meeting!

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electronic Reporting of Injuries and Illnesses

To protect worker privacy, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending the recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments will continue to be required to maintain those records on-site, and OSHA will continue to obtain … Continue reading OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electronic Reporting of Injuries and Illnesses

Operations Managers Meeting: Earlybird Discount Ends September 20!

The Operations Managers Meeting in October will be here soon. We’ve got a full program this year, including a safety program panel discussion, an update on drug-testing best practices, and the perennial update on the regulatory environment (chlorinated paraffin regulations may finally be coming – have you heard?). Along with all of that we will … Continue reading Operations Managers Meeting: Earlybird Discount Ends September 20!

OSHA to Amend Reporting Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a proposed rule that would amend OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments will continue to be required to submit information from their Form 300A summaries. OSHA … Continue reading OSHA to Amend Reporting Requirements

Registration is Open for the Operations Managers Meeting!

Registration is now open for this year’s Operations Managers Meeting October 16-17 in Indianapolis, IN. The program is packed with information your managers can use to improve operations at your facilities, and for the first time, Fort Wayne Metals is hosting the AWPA plant tour. It’s a great opportunity to get additional training and skills for … Continue reading Registration is Open for the Operations Managers Meeting!

Operations Managers Meeting in Indianapolis, October 16-17

This year’s Operations Managers Meeting will have a focus on safety – come hear from AWPA members about what’s working at their facilities. During Tuesday’s General Session, we’ll have a panel of safety professionals from AWPA companies speaking about their safety programs, and how they are handling the latest challenges. We will also hear from … Continue reading Operations Managers Meeting in Indianapolis, October 16-17