PSARA NEWSLETTER | June 28, 2017                                     
             
A monthly newsletter containing regulation updates, proposed rules, guidance documents, and current topics in Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance.
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Featured Article
Confused by OSHA's Volks & Electronic Recordkeeping Rules?   
By Tom Boecher

 
Recently, two key OSHA regulations have been changed via reversal or delayed compliance deadline. Specifically, the reversal of OSHA's "Volks" rule (Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness) and the proposed delay of the Electronic Recordkeeping deadline. What is going on, what does it mean, and why is it important?  Read more  
6 Mistakes You're Making With Your EHS Management Plan  
 

As an EHS manager, you're tasked with creating your company's environmental plan, health and safety plan, or both. You've probably searched for EHS management plan samples and templates for inspiration. But, ultimately, it's up to you to get all those details right. And, oh yeah, carry out all your other daily tasks, too. So how does your plan stack up? See if you're making these six common mistakes. 
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Regulations
Risk Management Program (RMP) Amendments Delayed an Additional 20 Months

OSHA recently announced that it intends to extend the deadline of July 1, 2017 for certain employers to submit injury and illness data as part of its final rule issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. This rule was published in May 2016.
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OSHA: No update to Hazard Communication Standard in near future     
   
S afety+Health Magazine: Any long-awaited update to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard is not forthcoming, an agency official said June 20.

Speaking during a public meeting in advance of the 33rd session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (scheduled for July 10-12 in Geneva, Switzerland), Maureen Ruskin, deputy director of OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance, said,.... Read More. 
 
Guidance
OSHA & NIOSH Collaborate to Update Heat Safety App    
 
OSHA & NIOSH recently collaborated to release a redesigned Heat Safety Tool app. The co-branded tool, called Heat Index, allows users to calculate the heat index for their location or worksite. Based on the heat index, the app displays the risk level to outdoor workers and provides protective and preventative measures that should be taken to avoid heat-related illness. Read More
 
OSHA and Ergonomics: The Past, Present and Future     
 
EHS Today - Ergonomics was a hot topic for OSHA in the 1990s, with the agency issuing a standard for ergonomics in 2000, which quickly was repealed in 2001. So why should employers continue to concern themselves with ergonomics? Read More
 
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