With New Norms, Unions Should Bargain Over Work Closures and Respirators

Asher TobinIn The News, Press Release

Remembrance

WITH CALIFORNIA FIRES AND BAD AIR QUALITY THE NEW NORM, UNIONS SHOULD BARGAIN OVER WORK CLOSURES AND THE PROVISION OF RESPIRATORS Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld By: David Fujimoto and Caren Sencer There is a collective, but muted, sigh of relief as the deadliest wildfire in California history is finally contained. But as the last two years have shown, any relief will… Continue Reading With New Norms, Unions Should Bargain Over Work Closures and Respirators

Employee at Ohio Company Sentenced for Shipping Undeclared Hazardous Materials

Asher TobinAirline, Packages

Chemistry equipment and periodic table

Employee at Ohio Company Sentenced for Shipping Undeclared Hazardous Materials by Air (DOT Inspector General) On June 4, 2018, Charles Kaye, former warehouse manager, Glow Industries, Inc. (Glow), was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, California, to 2 years’ probation, a $3,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment fee for transporting hazardous materials (hazmat) without marking and labeling them.… Continue Reading Employee at Ohio Company Sentenced for Shipping Undeclared Hazardous Materials

Wildfires

Asher TobinFreight, Press Release, Public Services, Safety Fact Sheets, Solid Waste Recycling

A massive plume of smoke over mountains in California

Response/Recovery In the aftermath of a wildfire, workers may be involved in a variety of response and recovery operations. Some operations, such as utility restoration, cleaning up spills of hazardous materials, and search and rescue, should only be conducted by workers who have the proper training, equipment and experience. What to do during a Wildfire In the event that there… Continue Reading Wildfires

Protecting Workers in Enclosed Cabs from Silica Exposure: Leveraging Research from the Mining Industry

Asher TobinIn The News, Mining

A crane at a mining site drops something into a long dump truck

Check out the below resources on a webinar that discusses requirements under Table 1 of the new silica standard for enclosed cabs and how research conducted for the mining industry can be applied in the construction industry to reduce exposures. Presented by: Joe Coble and Patricia Downs, OSHA Directorate of Standards & Guidance Andy Cecala, NIOSH Mining Division A recording… Continue Reading Protecting Workers in Enclosed Cabs from Silica Exposure: Leveraging Research from the Mining Industry