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Are You Exporting a Defense Item?
Here is a very basic overview of ITAR and what to consider if your company is doing any business in the aerospace or defense industry.
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2015
Employment Agreements Protect Proprietary Information
One of our employees has accepted a position with a competitor, and we are worried he is going to disclose some of our processes and pricing. How can we prevent such disclosures?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2015
Identifying and Avoiding Suspension and Debarment Pitfalls
What are some ways to avoid suspension or debarment from government contracts?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2015
Minimizing Frequency of OSHA Inspections
A safety program goes a long way to reduce accidents, worker complaints and violations, and to comply with OSHA regulations—all of which should lead to a reduced need for OSHA to inspect your facility.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/27/2014
Tertiary Butyl Acetate Regulations
Has the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved TBAC (tertiary butyl acetate) as a VOC-exempt solvent?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/21/2014
Take Employee Complaints Seriously
When complaints are ignored by the employer, the worker often complains to EPA or OSHA, or, worse, an accident occurs.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/20/2014
Preparing for an OSHA Inspection
What should I do if an OSHA compliance officer comes to my plant?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/21/2014
Guarding Against Counterfeit Parts
We have been doing a lot of defense work lately and are concerned about counterfeit parts. How can we protect ourselves?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2013
Arc Flash PPE Selection
I’ve been hearing a lot about arc flash protection lately, but I’m not sure if it applies to our operation and, if so, what the requirements are for providing personal protective equipment under this standard. I know it has something to do with our ...
Ask an Expert Published: 7/2/2012
Am I a DOT Hazmat Transporter?
I have heard through the grapevine that the U.S. Department of Transportation has inspected one of our competitors regarding hazardous materials registration requirements. Can you give this small metal finishing shop owner an overview on how this wo...
Ask an Expert Published: 5/2/2012

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