Cambridge Biosafety Permitting Has Gone Online!

November 13th:  The Cambridge Public Health Department has unveiled their new permitting platform for new Cambridge Biosafety permits and renewals. The transition to the online system requires that each currently permitted company enter all the required information in a new record for that company on the Cambridge Public Health Department’s online ViewPoint platform, under Laboratory Biosafety.



Changes to OSHA Injury and Illness Electronic Reporting Requirements

November 20th:  Are you prepared for complying with OSHA’s revised injury and illness reporting requirements? OSHA issued a final rule in 2019 to amend its injury and illness record keeping regulation (29 CFR 1904). The changes eliminate the requirement for covered establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report).



HAZWOPER Training!

November 20thIndividuals that are involved in determining if a spill of hazardous materials is considered controlled or uncontrolled should attend this training. If you are the person that will be called in the event of a spill in the laboratory, you should have the appropriate training to fulfill this role

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, an annual event sponsored by the CDC to raise awareness about hearing protection. Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States? The CDC estimates that 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. Hazardous noise levels in the workplace are a serious concern that not only can result in hearing loss if not protected against, but can also contribute to other causes of physical stress as well as mental stress and lower work productivity.