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09/30/2022

Key Lessons for Hot Work Safety from US CSB

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has issued a report following its investigation of a flash fire and explosion incident at a crude oil terminal in Texas in 2016.

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09/22/2022

10 Most Cited OSHA Violations of 2022

OSHA recently announced a preliminary list of the ten most cited workplace health and safety violations for FY 2022.

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09/16/2022

OSHA Expands Severe Violator Enforcement Program

OSHA is expanding the criteria for employers to be placed into its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). The program is no longer limited to violations that led directly to a fatality, multiple hospitalizations, or other egregious violations. 

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09/15/2022

EPA to Remove 12 Substances from Approved Pesticide Ingredient List

EPA intends to remove twelve per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticides. The chemicals proposed for removal are not currently used in any registered pesticide products.  

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08/22/2022

OSHA Requests Comments on Lead Exposure Standards

OSHA is considering a rulemaking to revise its standards for workplace exposure to lead, based on medical findings made since the Standard for lead was established in 1978.

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06/28/2022

Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda Released

The semi-annual Agenda details new regulations that Federal agencies like US EPA, US DOT, and OSHA have planned for the near future.

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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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