Dale Rothenberger

Dale Rothenberger
Safety Program Reviews: Prepare Now, Save Later

Most small businesses know what they should be doing, but don’t have the tools or experience on how to go about doing it. What follows is a suggested outline of a typical year-end annual review program.

Temporary Workers: Not Just a 'Guest Employee'

Jobs created since the recession ended in 2009 have been centered around bringing in workers on a temporary assignment basis. This makes sense; it saves on benefits and gives management the flexibility to manage staffing without layoffs, etc. This new dynamic has created a need in how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) looks at protecting the employee and who is responsible for their safety while working as a "guest employee" at your workplace.

Hazard Communication Standard: New Chemical Provisions

How many of you are old enough to remember when OSHA introduced the MSDS and Right to Know programs into the American workplace? This was a disruptive time and quite sizable cost to most businesses to adopt this regulation into their workplace and employee introduction of the program details. Here we go again...

MSDS Program is in Transition – Are You Prepared for What’s Coming?

OSHA requires changes that are incorporated into the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and adopted new classification of hazardous materials to fall inline with a Universal identification system. These changes are now underway as the HCS aligns with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals utilized around the world. These revisions are significant and affect all employers who manufacture, distribute, store and use chemicals.