Category Archives: EH&S News

OSHA’s Top 10 List of Citations for 2017

OSHA’s Top 10 List of Citations for 2017   EH&S News, NES Safety Topic – January 4, 2018 Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. OSHA’s top 10 list of citations for 2017 has been released, with one newcomer joining the group this past year.   OSHA’s Top 10 List: Repeating the Past Federal OSHA’s top 10 list of […]

California Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Rate Declines

California Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Rate Declines   EH&S News, NES Safety Topic – December 14, 2017 Written by: Brittiny Harris, NES, Inc.  The rate of reported workplace injuries and illnesses fell slightly between 2015 and 2016.   Lower Rate of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Reported in 2016 Recent data indicate that the rate of workplace injuries and […]

Proposition 65 Warning Label Requirements More Strict in 2018

Proposition 65 Warning Label Requirements More Strict in 2018   EH&S News – November 30, 2017 Written by: Brittiny Harris & Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. Beginning August 30, 2018, Proposition 65 will require warning labels to more clearly convey chemical dangers to California consumers.   California Warning Labels Law Becoming More Stringent Proposition 65, the law requiring all […]

Scrap Metal Determination and Disposal

Scrap Metal Determination and Disposal   EH&S News – November 9, 2017 Written by: Brittiny Harris, NES, Inc. Is it scrap metal? Is it a hazardous waste? Is it both? This article explores the federal and California state regulations guiding the proper management of these materials.    Defining Scrap Metal Discerning whether a material is considered to […]

California Wildfires and Smoke Inhalation Hazards

California Wildfires and Smoke Inhalation Hazards   EH&S News, NES Safety Topic – October 26, 2017 Written by: Brittiny Harris, NES, Inc. Smoke from 2017 California wildfires has inundated urban areas, creating low air quality and presenting severe smoke inhalation hazards.   Wildfires Create Smoke Inhalation Hazards California is dealing with one of the most disastrous […]

Diacetyl Exposure in Coffee Processing Operations

Diacetyl Exposure in Coffee Processing Operations   EH&S News – October 12, 2017 Written by: Brittiny Harris, NES, Inc. Diacetyl exposure in coffee processing presents a health hazard for employees.   Diacetyl Exposure in Coffee Roasting and Packaging Facilities The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute for […]

Hazardous Waste Permitting: Proposed Regulations Changes

Hazardous Waste Permitting: Proposed Regulations Changes   EH&S News – September 28, 2017 Written by: Brittiny Harris, NES, Inc.  In an effort to protect employees and the environment, hazardous waste permitting criteria regulations are set to change by the end of 2017.   Proposed Updates to Hazardous Waste Permitting Regulations The Department of Toxic Substance Control […]

Mesothelioma Awareness and Occupational Health & Safety

Mesothelioma Awareness and Occupational Health & Safety   EH&S News, NES Safety Topic – August 31, 2017 Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. Mesothelioma Awareness Day is a chance to spread the word about mesothelioma and asbestos-related illnesses.   Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2017 Mesothelioma Awareness Day will be on September 26, 2017. It was first established […]

Cal/OSHA Citations Trending Upward

Cal/OSHA Citations Trending Upward   EH&S News – August 17, 2017 Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. Cal/OSHA citations are on an upward trend recently as staffing issues are resolved.   Cal/OSHA Citations: Ramping Up Inspections Cal/OSHA citations have been on the rise over the past several years, and last year that number reached its highest […]

Safe + Sound Week: Committing to an Effective Safety and Health Program

Safe + Sound Week: Committing to an Effective Safety and Health Program   EH&S News – June 8, 2017 Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc.  Safe + Sound Week emphasizes the importance of employers and employees working together to maintain an effective safety and health program   The Inaugural Safe + Sound Week Virtually every business can […]