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06/16/2022

CSB Shares Chemical Release Incident Data

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) recently shared a list of accidental chemical releases reported since March 23, 2020—the date a new reporting requirement took effect. 

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05/09/2022

EPA Must Act on Petition to List PVC as Hazardous Waste

US EPA must decide by January 20, 2023 whether to list discarded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as a hazardous waste under the RCRA regulations.  

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05/02/2022

OSHA Recommends Safety Improvements After Warehouse Collapse

On April 26, OSHA issued a letter to an online retailer asking the company to improve its emergency severe weather procedures following a warehouse collapse in Edwardsville, IL. After a Category 3 tornado struck the company warehouse on December 10, 2021, six contractors suffered fatal injuries and another was critically wounded.

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04/25/2022

CERCLA Hazardous Substance List Now Includes 1-bromopropane

Effective April 8, 2022, US EPA added 1-bromopropane (also known as n-propyl bromide or nPB) to the CERCLA/Superfund list of hazardous substances.   

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04/11/2022

Packaging Manufacturer Cited for $370K in LOTO Violations

Last month, OSHA issued citations against a Massachusetts manufacturer for alleged lockout/tagout violations related to an incident that left one employee with severe burns.

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04/01/2022

OSHA Proposes Injury & Illness Reporting Update

OSHA proposed a rule on March 30 to revise the injury and illness reporting requirements for employers.  

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03/28/2022

e-Commerce Shipper Faces Serious OSHA Violation

For allegedly failing to address injury risks, an e-commerce business was cited for a willful, serious violation of workplace safety standards and faces a $60,000 penalty.  

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03/24/2022

Virginia Considers COVID-19 Safety Standard Repeal

Virginia's Safety and Health Codes Board voted unanimously to revoke the state's workplace COVID-19 health and safety standard on March 21. The revocation notice appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week. 

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03/08/2022

Update | EPA Extends Compliance Date for TSCA PIP 3:1 Prohibition

Update: US EPA again extended the compliance date for the prohibition on processing and distribution-in-commerce of PIP (3:1), PIP (3:1)-containing articles, and the PIP (3:1) used to make those articles, until October 31, 2024. 

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03/07/2022

Update | Revised TSCA Risk Determination for PV29 Drafted

Under the revised risk determination, EPA takes a “whole chemical approach” to manage the risks posed by Pigment Violet 29 (PV29).

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