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Are You Assessing Your Contractor’s Capability? - If Not, Why Not?

May 15, 2015 //

When employing contractors, you generally expect to get the job done right, on-time and at a competitive price, but this is not always to reality.

Inspection Results Impact Mining Industry

April 17, 2015 //

Earlier in January, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 176 citations, eight orders, and one safeguard to thirteen coal mines and three metal and nonmetal mines. The monthly inspections were conducted as a result of past compliance history beginning in April 2010, and one inspection in particular, gives greater insight to the importance of mining safety and addressing concerns for future inspections.

Black carbon a new sustainability concern

February 24, 2015 //

A new study of black carbon revealed that pollution such as soot has a significant impact on the environment, and there are some who believe it contributes to climate change.

Creating Confidence With Supply Chain Management

February 19, 2015 //

Companies should be proactive and assess the financial stability of their partners in advance. Implementing a supplier management program can minimize financial risk and can increase business confidence with each new project.

Ohio employer cited for OSHA violations

February 17, 2015 //

Cleveland Granite & Marble was recently cited by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 21 health violations, including three willful citations.

Risk mitigation essential to preventing accidents, compliance issues

February 10, 2015 //

Companies seeking to hire new contractors or suppliers may be eager to hire a partner and begin new projects, but they should not let their anticipation get in the way of proper risk mitigation strategies.

Record-breaking year could lead to increased sustainability regulations

February 03, 2015 //

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released data indicating that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States, and came in second for years with severe weather.

EPA to assess chemicals

January 27, 2015 //

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released draft risk assessments for public comment. The assessments, which cover five chemicals commonly used in household products, will be reviewed to determine if they pose a threat to workers who develop them, consumers who purchase them, and/or the environment when they are manufactured and disposed.

Winter weather may require special attention to worker safety

January 20, 2015 //

In many areas, cold winter weather may prompt concerns about worker safety and what procedures a company must take to protect its employees from harm.

UK businesses face new FFI practice

January 13, 2015 //

Businesses operating in the United Kingdom have been required to abide by regulations enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the national workplace regulatory body.

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