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What's the Job of a Respiratory Protection Program Administrator?

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What’s the job of a Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) Administrator? 

This individual is officially listed in the site’s written Respiratory Protection Program and is accountable and responsible for the day-to-day operation of the program. Some of those “day-to-day” tasks include

Emergency Eyewash Stations at the Workplace

emergency eyewash

According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 2,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace every day, and one in ten injuries will cause an employee to miss one to 10 days of work. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates eye injuries cost employers an average of $467 million each year. Preventing injury is crucial to the safety of the employee and the productivity of the company. 

NIOSH Publication Suitable for all Industries with Material Handling


This past November, NIOSH released an illustrated guide aimed at preventing musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in the retail industry. The eighteen page guide is specifically directed to preventing material handling injuries in the grocery sector—illustrating and outlining ways and techniques to practice safe lifting and pulling methods to avoid.

OSHA 300A Preparation, Posting and Retention Requirements

OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary Form

The OSHA 300A Annual Recordkeeping Summary Form must be prepared and posted by February 1, 2015. These requirements are specified in 29 CFR §1904.32-33.

Falling Tape Measure Incident was not as “Freakish” as was Widely Reported

Falling Tape Measure Incident

This past November, newspapers, the digital media and television reported the unfortunate death of Gary Anderson, 58, who was delivering sheet rock to a high-rise building under construction on Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City.  This incident was widely reported as a freak accident because Mr. Anderson was struck in the head with a tape measure that had fallen from the belt of a worker on the 50th story of the building.

The Importance of Keeping Your Business Compliant with EPA Regulations

Importance of Keeping Your Business Compliant with EPA Regulations

EPA's Criminal Enforcement Program was established in 1982 and was granted full law enforcement authority by Congress in 1988. It enforces the nation's laws by investigating cases, collecting evidence, conducting forensic analyses and providing legal guidance to assist in the prosecution of criminal conduct that threatens people's health and the environment.

OSHA Helps the Retail Industry Deal with Employee Health and Safety During the Holiday Rush

OSHA Helps the Retail Industry

Retail is not typically considered a dangerous occupation. However, the holiday season draws much larger crowds than employees are used to managing. In fact, Black Friday has become such an occupational health risk, that a website called was established to track the injuries and fatalities associated with this American shopping event. The site reports that since 2006, Black Friday has claimed 7 deaths and 90 injuries; this includes both workers and patrons. A November 2012 US News & World Report article summarized some of the worst of the mayhem, but 2013 and 2014 have also resulted in nearly 20 injuries and at least 1 death.  Not the best news for spreading the Holiday Cheers—but news nonetheless.

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene Elects a New Chair

ABIH elects new chair

On October 27 that Certified Industrial Hygienist Nicole Greeson was elected as the new chair of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

The Growing Problem of E-Waste: the EPA Encourages Responsible E-Cycling

EPA Encourages Responsible E Cycling

According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Americans now own approximately 24 electronic products per household. Dave Kruch, CEO of the re-commerce company Cash for Laptops, describes e-waste as a "rapidly expanding issue." And for good reason, it is estimated that fifty million tons of e-waste is generated yearly, with the United States contributing about three million tons on its own.

NIOSH Challenges the Food Manufacturing Industry to Improve Lockout / Tagout Programs

NIOSH Food Manufacturing Industry Lockout Tagout

Workers in the food manufacturing industry have a higher rate of illness and injury than other private industry workers—an incidence rate of 5.4 per 100 workers, compared to an overall private industry rate of 3.4 per 100 workers, based on 2012 data. During the same year, food manufacturers suffered 41 fatalities and more than 18,000 lost-time injuries.

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