PSARA NEWSLETTER | September 25, 2017                                     
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Featured Article
EHS Programs: How to Win Approval for a Cost Increase
By Cory Sander
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As an EHS professional, you're tasked with ambitious goals for your EHS program all the time. Reduce landfill waste by 25%. Increase worker safety. Decrease energy usage. And, oh, can you do it all with no cost increase?
Wait, what? Every EHS manager knows those goals typically come with a price tag, but all is not lost. You can still find EHS success if you hone your skills for pitching-and winning approval for-a cost increase. There's no magic formula for success, but we've put together some  EHS solutions for tipping the odds in your favor. Read more  
Silica Standard Extended for Employers Showing 'Good Faith'
The Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, which became enforceable on September 23, 2017, will be effectively 'extended' by 30 days for employers who are found to be acting in "good faith" to meet the new requirements.  
According to the memo, sent by acting deputy assistant secretary Thomas Galassi to all OSHA regional administrators, employers who are making efforts to comply with the new regulations will receive compliance assistance and outreach.
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Power Plant Reprieve

A final rule and the reconsideration of certain provisions are giving power plants a reprieve from regulation. The EPA recently announced a final rule delaying compliance dates for certain power plant effluent limitations by two years and the reconsideration of certain coal ash rule provisions pertaining to the disposal of coal ash. Read more 
Crane Operator Certification Rule Delayed 1 More Year
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to delay the enforcement deadline for crane operator certification by another year. The compliance deadline, set for November 10, 2017 would be extended to November 10, 2018.  
This delay would also extend the existing employer duty to ensure operators of equipment covered by this rule are trained and competent to operate cranes safely until the new deadline. Read more 
News & Guidance
Revised Standard: Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs (ANSI/ASSE Z390)
ANSI/ASSE recently revised their standard for Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)Training Programs - ANSI/ASSE Z390. The standard is intended to help organizations whose employees face potential H2S exposure by guiding them through the implementation of proper training to protect the workers.
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OSHA, American Chemistry Council Establish Partnership 
EHSToday - A two-year alliance is aimed at promoting safe practices for polyurethane exposure.  
Exposure during polyurethane production can have serious health effects including asthma and lung issues. Because of this risk, OSHA and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) have teamed up to promote safety around the raw materials used during the production process. Read More
Drones Play Role in Harvey Recovery Efforts?
ASSE- The use of drones has become very popular among filmmakers, videographers, and photographers. The ability to operate the drone from a distance and capture unique angles and views allows for breathtaking shots. Recently, drones have played a huge role in recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in HoustonRead More
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