How Rivanna Authorities Implemented Affordable Engineering Controls That Improved Worker Safety and Eliminated Enrollment in a Costly OSHA Program

How Rivanna Authorities Implemented Affordable Engineering Controls That Improved Worker Safety and Eliminated Enrollment in a Costly OSHA Program

Rivanna Authorities handles the water, sewer, and solid waste management for the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Project Highlights Client: Rivanna Authorities Application: The client needed help getting in compliance with the OSHA Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Challenge: Full implementation of such a program is an annual expenditure that can be quite costly, challenging… [Read More]

Reopening of Restaurants During COVID-19

Reopening of Restaurants During COVID-19

Tired of carry out? Cold food? Eating at home…again? Everyone wants our restaurants to reopen so that they can support the local economy by enjoying a meal outside the home. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this must be accomplished carefully to minimize the health risks to restaurant workers and customers. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)… [Read More]

How Much Does OSHA Training Typically Cost?

How Much Does OSHA Training Typically Cost?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the Department of Labor. It was created in 1971 due to the Occupational Safety and Health Act signed by President Richard Nixon. OSHA’s mission is to ensure safe and healthy working conditions by enforcing standards and providing training. OSHA also enforces a variety of… [Read More]

New OSHA Electronic Record Keeping Requirements Are In Effect

New OSHA Electronic Record Keeping Requirements Are In Effect

With December 15, 2017 just passing on the calendar the new The Occupational Safety and Health Administration electronic record keeping requirements are now in effect. Most employers are already required to log and post injuries and illnesses on OSHA Injury and Illness (300) forms. Now they are also required to upload this information electronically to… [Read More]

How Does Your Safety & Health Management System Measure Up?

How Does Your Safety & Health Management System Measure Up?

The need for written safety programs has been identified since OSHA began in 1970, but over the years this need has gradually become much more formalized. Many OSHA Standards do require the development and implementation of written programs for specific topics, but a fully written and implemented Occupational Safety and Health Management Program is not… [Read More]

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Appoints Anna Jolly To Administration

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Appoints Anna Jolly To Administration

Current Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe, recently announced appointments to his administration including Secretariat of the Commonwealth  – Safety and Health Codes Board. Governor McAuliffe appointmented Anna Jolly from Circle Safety and Health Consultants and Courtney M. Malveaux, Esq. to the board in order to focus on guiding the Virginia economy and creating more jobs across… [Read More]

Is Your Team Ready For OSHA’s Electronic Filing Deadline?

Is Your Team Ready For OSHA’s Electronic Filing Deadline?

If you haven’t already heard, several industries including construction, manufacturing and building materials must submit their 2016 injury and illness data from OSHA Form 300A by Dec. 1. Read the details in this article from ConstructionDive.com. Not sure if your organization is OSHA compliant or following all the regulations?  Get in touch with Circle Safety… [Read More]

Anna Jolly Recognized by VOSH

Anna Jolly Recognized by VOSH

Congratulations to Anna Jolly who was recently recognized for her service to VOSH and the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry. Anna was one of two individuals recognized for volunteering or dedicating time to all of the 22 VOSH Conferences.  

Chemical Exposure And Management Worries Workers

Chemical Exposure And Management Worries Workers

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently released their first-ever State of the EH&S Industry report. Survey results showed a significant number of concerns regarding exposure and management of chemicals.  Those whose provided additional details cited their top concern was exposure, followed by ergonomic stressors, chemical management, air quality and a variety of other hazards…. [Read More]

Are You Prepared For New Crystalline Silica Standards in Virginia?

Are You Prepared For New Crystalline Silica Standards in Virginia?

  What Is Silica? Silica occurs naturally in the earth’s crust, most often in the form of Quartz, and is present in sand, rocks and stones, bricks and concrete. Materials that contain silica are often found on construction sites or used in the construction process. On their own the materials are not dangerous or hazardous… [Read More]

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