Industrial Hygiene: A Guide to Frequently Asked Questions

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By Joe Morales, CSP, EHS Client Advisor II, U.S. Compliance The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines industrial hygiene as the process of recognizing, evaluating, and controlling potentially harmful hazards in or around the workplace that may impact employees by causing injury or making them ill. Industrial hygiene (IH) is crucial because it shields […]

Multi-Site Organizations – Tools and Tips to Effective EHS

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By Liz Cox, MS, CSP, Supervisor – Health & Safety, U.S. Compliance Managing and maintaining the environment, health and safety (EHS) program at a facility with one location can be difficult, but having multiple locations to manage makes the process even more arduous. In this article, we will cover some of the common challenges faced […]

Equipment and Facility Inspections

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Equipment and Facility Inspections By Spencer Sandberg, Supervisor – Health & Safety, U.S. Compliance Completing internal safety inspections is a regular occurrence for companies with good safety programs. Within these programs, there are many different types of internal equipment and facility safety inspections that are completed for several different reasons. One reason is to follow […]

Bloodborne Pathogens: Risk Mitigation in Manufacturing

By Kody Kamm, MS, CSP – Manager – Health & Safety, and Matthew McCarthy, ASP – Supervisor – Health & Safety, U.S. Compliance Regardless of your title, department, job description, or tenure with a company, work-related injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens are hazards that employers and employees alike must be ready for. There are […]

Lockout/Tagout: OSHA’s Minor Servicing Exception

OSHA’s Control of Hazardous Energy Standard (29 CFR 1910.147), commonly referred to as Lockout/Tagout, was promulgated on September 1, 1989, and became effective on January 2, 1990. It is estimated that this OSHA standard prevents an average of 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year. Employees performing maintenance, service, or repair tasks on powered machinery […]

The Comprehensive Fiscal Impact of Workers’ Compensation Injuries

The U.S. Compliance Wellness Team Purpose: To provide comprehensive wellness solutions to reduce and control ergonomic risks, thereby supporting business leadership to Care for their personnel’s health and productivity at work and at home, Protect their business well-being by minimizing costs related to their most valuable assets, and promote Growth of their business as fiscal […]

Transition Your Online Training to a Learning Management System (LMS)

U.S. Compliance is thrilled to announce our investment in a Learning Management System (LMS), a software solution to support the high demand and volume of our client’s online training needs. The LMS seamlessly integrates into our toolkit of existing digital solutions in the EHS Gateway combined with our onsite services.  The LMS provides you easy […]

NAICS Codes – Using Them to Improve Your Safety Focus

What are NAICS Codes? Since 1997, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), pronounced “Nakes,” has been a collaboration between the United States, Mexico, and Canada to provide statistical comparability amongst North American industries. It is a system that is updated every five years and is designed to group North American industries based on their […]

OSHA Citations in 2023 and Understanding the New Enforcement Guidance

On November 2, 2015, The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act was passed in Congress. Under the Act, agencies, including the Department of Labor, are required to annually adjust civil monetary penalties to account for inflation. The Department calculates the adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U), utilizing the change […]

Safety and Cold Conditions in Manufacturing

As the winter months continue, it’s important to prepare for the challenging weather conditions that come with the season, including frigid temperatures and strong winds. Whether your employees work outside in these harsh conditions or if they are exposed to cold temperatures in an indoor manufacturing or warehouse facility, providing them with an environment free […]