Consensus http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6614/more en The Future of Lockout/Tagout: Is Zero Risk an Outdated Approach? http://ehstoday.com/safety/future-lockouttagout-zero-risk-outdated-approach <div class="field-deck"> The ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 Standard is considered the defining document for addressing the complex issues of lockout/tagout and methods for the control of hazardous energy, and the Z244 Committee is moving in a new direction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The control of hazardous energy in the workplace continues to be a challenge for many employers. According to OSHA, failure to control hazardous energy accounts for nearly 10 percent of the serious accidents in many industries.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/future-lockouttagout-zero-risk-outdated-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/future-lockouttagout-zero-risk-outdated-approach#comments Consensus Safety Training News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:18:00 +0000 52361 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Center for Safety and Health Sustainability Launches Initiative to Standardize Occupational Safety and Health Reporting http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/center-safety-and-health-sustainability-launches-initiative-standardize-occupation <div class="field-deck"> Standardized occupational safety and health reporting is seen as a critical step in improving performance and preventing worker injuries and illnesses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sustainability information helps business leaders identify opportunities for risk mitigation and value creation while helping investors and analysts understand factors that affect investment performance. Until recently, occupational safety and health (OHS) reporting was not standardized, making it difficult to include OHS metrics in sustainability ratings.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/center-safety-and-health-sustainability-launches-initiative-standardize-occupation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/center-safety-and-health-sustainability-launches-initiative-standardize-occupation#comments Consensus Safety Leadership Safety News Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:56:00 +0000 48381 at http://ehstoday.com Revised Standards Address Safety Requirements for Plastics Machinery http://ehstoday.com/consensus/revised-standards-address-safety-requirements-plastics-machinery <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the American National Standards Institute recently announced the publication of two revised and approved national standards that contain detailed safety requirements for plastics machinery.</p> <p>ANSI/SPI B151.20 &ndash; 2013 Safety Requirements for Plastics Sheet Production Machinery and ANSI/SPI B151.27 &ndash; 2013 Safety Requirements for the Integration of Robots with Injection Molding Machines &ldquo;represent significant and substantive changes from the previous editions,&rdquo; the Plastics Industry Trade Association said. &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/consensus/revised-standards-address-safety-requirements-plastics-machinery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/consensus/revised-standards-address-safety-requirements-plastics-machinery#comments Consensus Safety News Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:34:00 +0000 30491 at http://ehstoday.com ISEA’s Shipp and Fargo Discuss New ANSI Equipment Assessment Standard http://ehstoday.com/consensus/isea-s-shipp-and-fargo-discuss-new-ansi-equipment-assessment-standard <div class="field-deck"> Four years in the making, American National Standard for Conformity Assessment of Safety and Personal Protective Equipment, ANSI/ISEA 125-2014, was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on Feb. 5. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To say that American National Standard for Conformity Assessment of Safety and Personal Protective Equipment, ANSI/ISEA 125-2014, is a consensus standard is an understatement. Literally hundreds of comments &ndash; 140 pages&rsquo; worth at one point &ndash; were discussed, incorporated into the standard or discarded (with an explanation).</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/consensus/isea-s-shipp-and-fargo-discuss-new-ansi-equipment-assessment-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/consensus/isea-s-shipp-and-fargo-discuss-new-ansi-equipment-assessment-standard#comments Consensus PPE News Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:54:00 +0000 29931 at http://ehstoday.com ISEA Develops a Voluntary PPE Conformity Assessment Standard http://ehstoday.com/ppe/isea-develops-voluntary-ppe-conformity-assessment-standard <div class="field-deck"> ISEA is developing a proposed voluntary personal protective equipment (PPE) conformity assessment standard to help suppliers and end users verify that a product meets performance standard requirements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> At the 2013 International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Executive Summit in Orange County, Calif., ISEA President Dan Shipp outlined a new, voluntary PPE conformity assessment standard currently in development.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ppe/isea-develops-voluntary-ppe-conformity-assessment-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/ppe/isea-develops-voluntary-ppe-conformity-assessment-standard#comments Consensus PPE News Thu, 02 May 2013 14:14:00 +0000 22971 at http://ehstoday.com Looking Back at 2012: Recent Developments in EHS in Saudi Arabia http://ehstoday.com/consensus/looking-back-2012-recent-developments-ehs-saudi-arabia <div class="field-byline"> Sanaa Chakibi </div> <div class="field-deck"> When the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia developed a comprehensive framework for measuring and monitoring environmental hazards, the new or updated regulations included a newfound focus on sustainability. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 2012, Saudia Arabia acknowledged the need for a comprehensive framework for measuring and monitoring environmental challenges. As a result, the country has adopted a comprehensive list of standards and guidance, regulating an array of environmental challenges ranging from air pollution to wastewater management to transportation of chemicals.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/consensus/looking-back-2012-recent-developments-ehs-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/consensus/looking-back-2012-recent-developments-ehs-saudi-arabia#comments Consensus Standards Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:53:00 +0000 21561 at http://ehstoday.com ANSI Z10-2012 Standard Provides the Blueprint to Create an EHS Management System http://ehstoday.com/consensus/ansi-z10-2012-standard-provides-blueprint-create-ehs-management-system-0 <div class="field-deck"> The innovative ANSI Z10-2012 standard, available from the American Society of Safety Engineers, provides management system requirements and guidelines for improving EHS. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The innovative ANSI Z10-2012 standard, available from the American Society of Safety Engineers, provides management system requirements and guidelines for improving EHS.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/consensus/ansi-z10-2012-standard-provides-blueprint-create-ehs-management-system-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/consensus/ansi-z10-2012-standard-provides-blueprint-create-ehs-management-system-0#comments Consensus Safety News Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:23:00 +0000 17841 at http://ehstoday.com <p> ANSI/AIHA/ASSE Z10-2012 - Standard for Occupational Health &amp; Safety Management Systems provides a blueprint and a strategy for companies to create an EHS management system.</p> ASSE Supports New Effort to Prevent Construction Worker Falls http://ehstoday.com/construction/asse-supports-new-effort-prevent-construction-worker-falls <div class="field-deck"> The American Society of Safety Engineers, OSHA, NIOSH and others support education and training efforts to reduce construction falls. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Each year, thousands of workers are injured and 225 die from construction-related falls. In order to provide additional tools to prevent worker injuries and fatalities in the construction industry, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is joining with OSHA and NIOSH to support a new <a href="http://stopconstructionfalls.com">Fall Prevention Campaign</a>.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/asse-supports-new-effort-prevent-construction-worker-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/asse-supports-new-effort-prevent-construction-worker-falls#comments Construction Consensus Fall Protection News Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:05:00 +0000 16811 at http://ehstoday.com <p> ASSE, OSHA and NIOSH hope to reduce the number of construction-related falls, which claim 225 lives every year, and injure an additional 10,000 workers.</p> To Fee or Not to Fee, That Is the Question about Consensus Standards http://ehstoday.com/consensus/fee-or-not-fee-question-about-consensus-standards <div class="field-deck"> Organizations such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) charge fees for their consensus standards. Often, though, these standards are incorporated by reference into federal standards, such as those from OSHA or the Federal Highway Administration. Now some are questioning if those voluntary consensus standards should be available to stakeholders for free? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Organizations such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) charge fees for their consensus standards. Often, though, these standards are incorporated by reference into federal standards, such as those from OSHA or the Federal Highway Administration. Now some are questioning if those voluntary consensus standards should be available to stakeholders for free?</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/consensus/fee-or-not-fee-question-about-consensus-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/consensus/fee-or-not-fee-question-about-consensus-standards#comments Consensus News Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:33:00 +0000 14941 at http://ehstoday.com CSB: Dust Control, Housekeeping Failures Led to Fatal Hoeganaes Explosions http://ehstoday.com/fire_emergencyresponse/news/CSB-fatal-Hoeganaes-explosions-0110 <div class="field-byline"> Laura Walter </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>On Jan. 5, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a report on the three deadly fires and explosions that occurred at a Hoeganaes Corp. plant in Gallatin, Tenn., in 2011. The report asserts that the accumulation of fine iron powder in the facility led to the explosions, and that Hoeganaes did not take necessary action to prevent these fatal events. CSB also used its report to highlight the need for an OSHA standard on combustible dust.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Jan. 5, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a report on the three deadly fires and explosions that occurred at a Hoeganaes Corp. plant in Gallatin, Tenn., in 2011. The report asserts that the accumulation of fine iron powder in the facility led to the explosions, and that Hoeganaes did not take necessary action to prevent these fatal events. CSB also used its report to highlight the need for an OSHA standard on combustible dust</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fire_emergencyresponse/news/CSB-fatal-Hoeganaes-explosions-0110" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fire_emergencyresponse/news/CSB-fatal-Hoeganaes-explosions-0110#comments Archive Consensus Emergency Management OSHA Standards ehstoday.com/fire_emergencyresponse/news ehstoday.com/standards/concensus ehstoday.com/standards/news ehstoday.com/standards/osha News Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:04:00 +0000 11146 at http://ehstoday.com