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06/25/2014

RCRA Workshop Helps Manufacturers With “Zero Landfill” Initiatives

At manufacturing and industrial facilities nationwide, managing hazardous waste can be a burdensome and expensive responsibility. Compliance professionals must manage their waste to exacting standards and pay to have the waste hauled away, treated, and disposed of safely. In addition to these management, treatment, and disposal rules, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires...

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06/24/2014

Crushing Mercury Lamps: When Is It Acceptable?

The fluorescent lamps in offices and facilities across the US use mercury vapor for illumination. Under the US EPA’s RCRA regulations, wastes that contain elevated levels of leachable mercury compounds are hazardous waste. [40 CFR 261.24] When you discard the bulb from a tube or compact fluorescent lamp, you are discarding hazardous waste. Because nearly every office and business in the country generates this kind of waste...

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06/17/2014

Shipping Cryogenic Liquids Safely

Cryogenic liquids (i.e., cryogens) have unique properties that create a very different set of concerns and requirements when compared to materials like flammable liquids, corrosives, and poisons. The majority of the differences focus on packaging. In this article, we will limit the discussion to smaller packages such as cylinders and Dewar flasks and not worry about bulk shipments or tanks...

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06/13/2014

IATA Issues Addendum II to 55th Edition DGR

On June 6, 2014, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published the second addendum to its 55th Edition (2014) Dangerous Goods Regulations. Compliance with the 55th Edition DGR has been mandatory since January 1 of this year. Below is a summary of some of the revisions made in this Addendum...

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06/10/2014

Annual PCB Documentation Deadline

This week, LionNews continues to examine the ongoing cycle of Federal and State reporting requirements under major US EPA regulatory programs. In previous editions, we addressed Tier I and Tier II chemical inventory reports, annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting under the Clean Air Act, and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) disclosures required under EPCRA...

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06/03/2014

One Year Left to Update Safety Data Sheets

It’s been just over two years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its Hazard Communication Standard with new GHS rules.
 
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) created new requirements for classifying, labeling, and creating Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for hazardous chemicals in the workplace. To give manufacturers a chance to update this information and train employees...

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