It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week, which means the end of the year will be here before we know it! The end of the year presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on accomplishments achieved in your EHS program throughout the year and set goals for the coming year. If you have one more safety committee meeting scheduled for 2018, consider focusing on all of the improvements made throughout the year. Ensure all of the annual meetings required by regulations have either taken place or are on the calendar.
Something as basic as annual revisions to safety manuals is a task that is often overlooked. For employers engaged in laboratory use of hazardous chemicals, 29 CFR 1910.1450(e)(4) requires an annual review and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Chemical Hygiene Plan. 29 CFR 1910.1030(c)(1)(iv) requires that Exposure Control Plans for facilities working with human source material or other potentially infectious material be reviewed […]