Margaret Platt

OSHA Compliance Checklist

The US Department of Labor’s penalties for serious posting requirements, other-than-serious posting requirements, failure to abate, and willful or repeated OSHA violations will increase affective January 15, 2021, reaching as high as $13,653 per first time violation.  The most recent memorandum from the Regional Administrators states that the increased penalty plan is to incentive employers …

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OSHA Good Faith Efforts During a Pandemic

OSHA continues to modify procedures to adapt during the ongoing pandemic.  It’s emphasis has remained focused on the employer’s responsibility to ensure employee safety in the workplace. This past April, the OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs issued a memorandum, which described how OSHA directs their inspection teams for enforcement of various standards during the pandemic. …

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Illinois Manufacturing Facilities Resurgence Mitigations

Beginning tomorrow morning at 12:01 AM, the following new restrictions go into effect for all manufacturing facilities located in Illinois. There are additional restrictions for non-manufacturing facilities including retail establishments, bars and restaurants, hotels, office-only establishments, etc. These restrictions may be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) website:  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan Manufacturing Additional COVID …

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Keeping up with Your Facility’s Air Permitting & Emissions Testing

If your facility has air pollution control permit issued by your state EPA, one of the requirements may be to perform Compliance Testing periodically to measure the various air pollutants which exit the stack. See our list below for a comprehensive list of standard testing requirements depending on your facility’s category of work: Solvents & …

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Reporting Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

Now more than ever employers are taking responsibility to ensure the safety of their work environments and communities. At Mostardi Platt, we are clued into the latest Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), which monitor the serious risks associated with hazardous chemicals. Some risks include the threat of sabotage, theft/diversion, and/or …

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Using ISO 14001 for Sustainable Environmental Management

As leadership in environmental sustainability continues to be at the forefront of corporate responsibility, an increasing number of companies are using the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 to achieve and maintain measurable standards of quality and assurance. ISO 104001:2015(E) is an industry standard that defines an environmental management system (EMS) for companies to protect …

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