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  • Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down

    National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction EH&S News / Safety Topic – April 28, 2017   National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down: May 8th – 12th, 2017 This May 8th – 12th is the official week of the 2017 National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, the annual OSHA-guided campaign aimed at preventing falls in the […]

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  • Wet Weather and Roadside Work Zone Safety

    Wet Weather and Roadside Work Zone Safety Safety Topic – April 14, 2017 Last week, April 3rd – 7th, was 2017’s National Work Zone Awareness Week. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Federal Highway Administration, and the American Traffic Safety Services Association come together annually to increase the attention given to […]

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  • OSHA Final Rule: Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems

    OSHA Final Rule: Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems EH&S News – April 11, 2017   OSHA has recently published a final rule revising and updating the standards on walking-working surfaces and fall protection systems. These walking-working surfaces include, but are not limited to: floors, ladders, stairways, roofs, scaffolds, or any other elevated work […]

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  • Use of Field Tests Comes into Question

    Use of Field Tests Comes into Question Clan Lab – March 22, 2017 Recent events involving presumptive field tests have led to questions being raised about their use. Several months ago a field test of an unknown white substance influenced an officer to interpret the results as positive for methamphetamine and, consequently, to arrest the […]

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  • HAZWOPER and Emergency Response: Which Training Do I Need?

    HAZWOPER and Emergency Response: Which Training Do I Need? Health and Safety Training – March 7, 2017   Attempting to determine which EH&S training course(s) you or your employees may require can often be confusing. What follows are descriptions of two of the most commonly required OSHA training categories and the courses which fall within […]

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  • Judicial Council of California Selects NES for Environmental Services

    Judicial Council of California Selects NES for Environmental Services About NES – March 2, 2017 The Judicial Council of California, the policymaking body of the California courts, is the largest court system in the nation. On January 4, 2017, the Judicial Council announced their intent to award NES a contract to provide the council environmental […]

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  • Construction Foreman Sentenced to Jail for Trench Death

    Construction Foreman Sentenced to Jail for Trench Death EH&S News – February 23, 2017 On April 6th, 2015 in Manhattan an Ecuadorian immigrant worker named Carlos Moncayo was crushed to death by the collapse of an unfortified 13-foot-deep trench. In late 2016 Wilmer Cueva, Moncayo’s supervisor and foreman for the excavation company Sky Materials, was […]

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  • OSHA Final Rule: Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting

    OSHA Final Rule: Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting EH&S News – January 31, 2017 OSHA has promulgated a final rule that revises 29 CFR 1904, the regulation on Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Certain employers have long been required to record data on workplace illnesses and injuries. Effective as of January 1st, 2017, […]

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  • NES to Present at the 2017 Cal CUPA Conference

    NES to Present at the 2017 Cal CUPA Conference About NES – January 20, 2017 NES is proud to once again be a part of the 19th Annual California CUPA FORUM Training Conference in San Diego. The conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina from February 6th – 9th, 2017. […]

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  • Major Increases to EPA Civil Penalty Fines

    Major Increases to EPA Civil Penalty Fines EH&S News – November 28, 2016 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has availed itself of an opportunity provided by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) to raise, quite significantly at times, the maximum daily fines for violations under its administrative reach. […]

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