Regulatory Compliance

The Brave New World of Obamacare

In the midst of a U.S. manufacturing renaissance, the disastrous rollout of Obamacare could put a crimp on manufacturers – particularly small shops. Of the nearly 11,000 pages (and counting) of new regulations imposed by this new law, no one really understands the full impact that lies ahead, what new regulations will be added, or how other arcane portions of the law will be changed in the future. Here is a general review of what we do know so far. 
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Regulatory Compliance: Articles

Safety in the Digital Age: Regulating Worker Use of Distracting Devices

The dangers of distraction while working have garnered a great deal of attention. Distraction increases the risk of injury, but taking the appropriate steps to reduce distraction are neither easy nor simple. Much thought must be given to the consequences, fairness, and practicality of any regulations aimed at reducing the risks associated with worker distraction.

THE ANSI / AWS WAY TO A SAFE WELDING WORKPLACE

U.S. welding engineers that use industrial arc welding robots can choose from a number of available voluntary industry standards to provide guidance on the subject of robot system safeguard selection. However, differences exist between a highly subjective matrix style of risk assessment and a more focused and structured risk assessment such as the AWS Protocol Method. Here are some reasons why the selection of proper safeguards should be a straightforward process that provides consistent results.

 

Regulatory Compliance: Industry News

Wiper Rule Endorses Reusable Textile Services Operations

The final rule modifies the definition of solid waste in the RCRA to conditionally exclude solvent-contaminated wipes that are cleaned and reused.

Hearing Protection Innovator Supports OSHA Goals On Hearing Loss Reduction

Sensear supports the significant reduction of workplace-related noise-induced hearing loss, and explains how new technology is now changing the effectiveness of hearing protection.

 

Regulatory Compliance: Products

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