OSHA NewsOSHA has initiated a Local Emphasis Program on fertilizer grade Ammonium Nitrate and agricultural grade Anhydrous Ammonium in response to several incidents involving these materials. This program applies to the following states: Arkansas, Texas, Nebraska, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
PTA UpdateIn the last month, PTA has completed a 24-Hour Hazwoper Technician Level for an Oil and Gas company and a Permit-Required Confined Space Training for a chemical manufacture in Erie. We will be conducting a 24-Hour ICRA training in Altoona for various construction firms.
OSHA NewsOSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program on preventing trenching and excavation collapses based on an increased number of trenching fatalities. OSHA has posted a number of resources on their website to education employees and employers on this program and the regulatory requirements. Link to National Emphasis Program.
PA House Approves Licensing Fees HikeWe just received the following notice from the Department of Labor & Industry.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: CHANGE IN FEES FOR CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION AND LICENSINGThe Pennsylvania Legislature, under House Bill 118, recently approved fee changes for the Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety. All Certification, Accreditation and Licensing fees where we certify, accredit or license Asbestos & Lead Individuals, Asbestos & Lead Companies and Asbestos & Lead Training Providers are affected. The change is effective as soon as the Governor signs the bill, which is anticipated to occur this week, and we will provide you with a copy of the new fee schedule. All applications are currently being revised and will be available on the Departments website shortly. The new fee schedule will also be posted on the Departments website: www.dli.pa.gov.