Category Archives: Environmental/Safety

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

Registration is Now Open for the 2017 Operations Managers Meeting

Registration is now available for the Operations Managers Meeting, being held Oct. 10-11 in Mishawaka, IN. We’ve got a great program this year, with an emphasis on one of the most important operations issues –  Safety-First.  The tour is the Fort Wayne Metals facility, a leading wire manufacturer utilizing technology innovations for the medical device … Continue reading Registration is Now Open for the 2017 Operations Managers Meeting

Summer 2017 Regulatory Update is Here

Twice a year AWPA’s Director of Government Relations, Janet Kopenhaver, pulls together an update on the status of regulations that AWPA’s Environmental, Health & Safety Committee feels may have an impact on our industry. You can take a look at the regulations we are tracking here, on the Environmental, Health & Safety page of AWPA’s … Continue reading Summer 2017 Regulatory Update is Here

OSHA Issues Final Clarification on Recordable Illness and Injury Reporting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final clarification rule to amend its recordkeeping regulations to clarify that the duty to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing obligation. The duty to record an injury or illness continues for as long as the employer must keep records … Continue reading OSHA Issues Final Clarification on Recordable Illness and Injury Reporting

OSHA Issues Final Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall-protection systems. The rule will take effect on … Continue reading OSHA Issues Final Walking-Working Surfaces Rule