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10/26/2011

Feature Article: Waste Minimization Plans: Requirements, Benefits, & Strategies

The Manifest Signature
When you sign a hazardous waste manifest, you are promising two things. One that you have followed all of the Department of Transportation’s regulations for packaging and shipping hazardous materials. And two, that you are minimizing your waste...

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10/26/2011

OSHA One Step Closer to GHS

We're all waiting for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to adopt the Globally Harmonized System into the Hazard Communication Standard. Just yesterday, OSHA submitted the final rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as required by the Administrative Procedure Act for economically significant regulations. OMB typically takes 30 to 90 days to...

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10/25/2011

Happy Birthday, EPCRA!

The U.S. EPA last week celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). Web site.
 
The authorization of EPCRA in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan closely followed one of the worst industrial disasters in history...

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10/24/2011

Feature Article: 49 CFR Keeping Up With the Changes

Each year on the first day of October, the Government Printing office (GPO) publishes a new edition of the last quarter of the Code of Federal Regulations, including Title 49-Transportation. This annual printing includes all rule changes, amendments, and modifications made since the last edition.
 
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration typically publishes...

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10/13/2011

Why Go “Beyond Compliance?”

At Lion Technology, many of the questions we hear in our workshops and receive in our e-mails are very specific, asking about particular regulations and scenarios to figure out “I don’t want to get fined, what’s the least I can do to comply with these regulations?” While complying with regulatory mandates can often seem like a tedious, expensive chore, there are...

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10/12/2011

Feature Article: Find Out More About Workplace Safety Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is less than 30 pages long, and the regulations enforcing the law are just over 1,500 more. These laws and rules describe an employer’s obligation to provide a safe work environment for his or her employees, to eliminate hazards where possible, and to mitigate hazards that...

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