Understanding Hazard vs. Risk in the Media: Chlormequat in Cereal Grains

How often does the average person calculate a hazard vs. risk? Further, what does risk mean across our everyday decisions? A lineman may define risk as climbing poles to repair high…

RHP’s Ashish Jachak and Frank Pagone Attend 2024 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting

At the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 63rd Annual Meeting we heard about the latest and greatest of science and technology in the field of chemical, regulatory, and academia toxicology while…

Two States Take Steps to Ban PFAS Following US EPA Publishing of Final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for PFAS

Rule Summary for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Late last year, on October 11, 2023, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reporting…

ANSI/ASSP Issues First Voluntary Consensus Standard for Construction Workers and Demolition Operations

As the Summer of 2024 approaches, employers in the construction and demolition industries can better prepare by following the newly published heat stress management guidance from the American National Standards…

Maximum Penalties for OSHA Violations Increase: What Does this Mean for Your Business?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s has made changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) rules by increasing the maximum civil penalty amounts, and putting business owners at risk for…

RHP’s Ashish Jachak Attends 2023 Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) Conference: Highlights Regulatory Landscape of Forever Chemicals and Use of Exposures and Hazards to Guide Smarter Polymers

What I heard at the 2023 Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) conference in Washington, D.C. TSCA and Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) of Phthalates Kelsey Hendrixson (Noblis) presented a new draft…

2024 AIHA Yuma Pacific Local Section Conference Highlights the Impact of the IH Profession by Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality

RHP Risk Management’s Jacob Persky, MPH, CIH, Ben Heckman, MPH, CIH, and Rod Harvey, P.E., CIH, CSP, CHMM gained valuable industry insights during their recent attendance at the 2024 American…

Cannabis Legislation Taking Effect in 2024 Includes Focus on Worker Safety and Employment Discrimination

The turn of the New Year has put new legislation into effect for the cannabis industry. Ohio joins 23 other states (and Washington D.C.) that have authorized cannabis for adult use,…

OSHA Reveals Top 10 Safety Violations at NSC Congress & Expo

Through OSHA,  employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace environment for workers. As reported, despite annual progress in workplace safety, recurrent violations continue to occur. Analyzing these patterns…

OSHA’s Inspection Initiative Puts Spotlight on the Engineered Stone Fabrication and Installation Industries for Silica Exposures

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established the Respirable Crystalline Silica Focused Inspection Initiative in the Engineered Stone Fabrication and Installation Industries in an effort to address the hazards…