Government policy would penalize oil companies and contractors alike

December 30, 2013 //

The Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently issued an interim policy document warning that operators and contractors about offshore exploration, development and production projects can be penalized if they fail to comply with regulations.

Oracle settlement shows importance of foreign risk management

December 27, 2013 //

The Oracle corporation recently agreed to pay a $2 million fine to settle allegations that one of its subsidiaries violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

How to strike the best deal with contractors

December 24, 2013 //

It is difficult enough for corporations to spend valuable resources working to make the best deal with a handful of outside contractors and project vendors - it is entirely different to have to work out agreements and suitable contracts with hundreds or thousands of subcontractors.

How can technology aid in vendor governance?

December 21, 2013 //

More small and medium-sized enterprises are specializing in niche areas, which has driven up the practices of offshoring and outsourcing and increased the need for vendor governance.

INFOGRAPHIC - Driving Down Distraction

December 20, 2013 //

View the National Safety Council's infographic to see statistics on how driving distracted is a workplace danger, how it can increase employer liability, and how you can improve company policies.

MSHA toughens some regulations

December 18, 2013 //

The Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced it will strengthen rules that encourage safety in hazardous mines.

OSHA announces annual inspection plan

December 15, 2013 //

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released its new inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2012 (SST) program, effective for 2013.

Still no time frame for coal ash regulation

December 12, 2013 //

The Environmental Protection Agency recently developed a new rule to limit the amount of coal ash emitted from power plants, yet the regulation still has not been fully implemented by the organization. The EPA first announced that it would seek to regulate coal ash more than two years ago, but the finalized rules have still not been put into place.

Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2013

December 10, 2013 //

The Safety and Health Magazine, a publication of the National Safety Council, released an infographic showing the top 10 OSHA violations for 2013.

FDA proposes new safety standards

December 09, 2013 //

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed two new safety rules that would mark the most extensive changes in food safety standards in 70 years.