OSHA Proposes HazCom Standard Changes

HAZCOM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing through the notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) to modify the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The goal of the modification is to address issues that arose during the implementation of the 2012 update to the HCS,… Read More

Paused: EPA Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published the final regulatory revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in the Federal Register, but the new Biden Administration has placed a ‘pause’ on this new rule as they review its content and benefits. This National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for lead and copper falls under… Read More

New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Begins Enforcement of COVID Phase 1 Reopening Requirements

DOB continues inspections at construction sites During the first 30 days after Phase 1 construction resumed on June 8, 2020, New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) inspectors focused on educating construction professionals on COVID safety protocols and did not issue any monetary penalties. Beginning July 8th, DOB inspectors will take enforcement action against construction… Read More

OSHA Training for Re-opening During COVID

As New York State continues its phased re-opening of the economy, companies are required to develop and implement a plan for safe re-opening, with an affirmation to the State that the plan will be followed. Companies must ensure they are following proper protocols during re-opening during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, with an emphasis on employee… Read More

NYC Idling Regulations

The New York City Administrative Code, Title 24, Section 24-163 establishes that no person should allow the engine of a motor vehicle to idle for longer than three minutes while parking, standing, or stopping. However, there are two exceptions to this rule. The exceptions apply to the following: Legally authorized emergency motor vehicles, and Vehicles… Read More