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Articles from Vol. 54, No. 2, February

Anatomy of an Emergency Action Plan
Emergency plans may be divided into two broad categories: required and optional. Required plans are those that are mandated by government regulations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
An Audit of Understanding
It was one of the most frightening sounds I had ever heard -- a loud, desperate gasping that echoed through the hallway. We ran out of the office we were in, down the hall, toward the noise. Other employees were rushing to the same spot. There,...
Big Plans for a Small Company
To stay in business and remain competitive, Reilly Industries has had to change the way it approaches safety and health issues. Profit is no longer the only priority of the company. "Years ago, some companies treated safety programs like necessary...
Confined Spaces: Killers without Clues
When Vic Hillman told the management of a transportation firm a few years ago that they were in danger of experiencing a confined space accident, they thought he was being overly cautious. Hillman, now director of industrial hygiene services for...
Did Incarceration Bar Earning Capacity?
DECISIONS DID INCARCERATION BAR EARNING CAPACITY? When Last injured both feet and his left hand in an on-the-job accident, he was awarded temporary total disability (TTD) payments and medical expenses. A couple of months later, Last...
Interference Called on Clean Air Act
When President George Bush signed the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air ACT (CAA) into law, he noted that it would move America's legislation of environmental protection away from the "red tape, bureaucratic approach of the past." Some 15 months...
Record-Setting Fines
Record financial settlements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Superfund were recently announced by EPA for violations involving a sugar company in Florida and 173 contributing parties throughout the state of California. ...
Responsible Care: Is the Promise Being Kept?
Will the chemical industry ever seriously implement Responsible Care? Does Responsible Care mean things are really going to change? How will we know if they have?" Those are the kinds of questions being asked by people who are skeptical of the chemical...
Scannell Resigns, Returns to J&J
Gerard F. Scannell resigned Jan. 6 as assistant secretary of labor--OSHA to return to the private sector, as vice president, corporate safety affairs, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J. His resignation as OSHA-chief was effective Jan. 17....
What's Wrong with the OSHA Reform Bill?
Serious efforts are underway in Congress to reform OSHA through amendments to the OSH Act. The Comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety Reform Act empowers employees through the creation of mandatory safety committees, while simultaneously increasing...
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