Articles by Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
February 1, 2013
In 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in UAW v Johnson Controls that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended by the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), forbids sex-specific fetal-protection policies.
Resolve with a letter of interpretation
January 3, 2013
To fully comply with OSHA requirements, you must understand the agency’s intent as well as letter of the law.
December 4, 2012
Carbon monoxide, primarily as a by-product of combustion, is a colorless, odorless gas that may cause illness or death at sufficient concentrations.Read More
Have you found yours?
November 1, 2012
Early in my career as an EHS pro, my peers and I believed that joining an association such as ASSE or AIHA, obtaining credentials such as CIH and CSP, getting an advanced degree, followed by progressive increases in pay, usually by doing similar work in another organization, defined career success
Many companies are overly cautious
October 5, 2012
OSHA’s December 1, 2013, HazCom/GHS training deadline means that within approximately one year the majority of America’s workforce will obtain a revised picture for precautions when working with chemicals.Read More
Risk management may be indistinguishable from safety
September 6, 2012
Figure 1 illustrates that workplace safety continues to evolve by adding layers of concepts and activities to its sphere of influence.Read More
Maximum concentration values should be used at U.S. worksites
August 1, 2012
Six reasons why Germany’s MAK — Maximum Concentration Values in the Workplace — should be recognized and applied in U.S. worksites
Labels with mandatory phrases
July 3, 2012
For most workplaces, the heart of Hazcom has been the compilation of material safety data sheets (SDS) housed in 3-ring binders and made available to employees.Read More
You can help to reasonably reduce hazards
June 6, 2012
The EEOC received 53,865 charges alleging pregnancy discrimination over the past ten fiscal years — more than a 35% increase in charges from the previous ten years.
Do you accept the responsibility?
May 3, 2012
OSHA’s modified hazard communication standard (HCS) mandates a highly controversial and divisive issue that was not addressed in the preamble.Read More