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08/25/2020

Amid COVID-19 Whistleblower Complaints, OIG Makes OSHA Recommendations

The US Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General  has concluded that OSHA must improve its Whisteblower Protection Program  after an audit report revealed the agency failed to respond to complaints in a timely manner.

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08/18/2020

EPA Completes TSCA Risk Eval for 1-BP

US EPA recently completed its risk evaluation for 1-bromopropane (1-BP) required under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act or LCSA, which amended TSCA. 

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08/18/2020

EPA Proposes No Change to Ozone NAAQS

On August 14, US EPA proposed no change to its National Ambient Air Quality Standard for photochemical oxidants (e.g., ozone).

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08/18/2020

PHMSA Acts on Hazmat Special Permit Requests

On August 12, DOT PHMSA posted a trio of hazmat special permit notices to the Federal Register.  

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08/17/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/17

In this week's Roundup, a Texas excavator will pay nearly $50K to resolve  alleged TCEQ and RCRA violations. Plus, a New England scrap metal processor has been cited for nearly $900K after allegedly emitting VOCs without a permit.

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08/17/2020

Oregon OSHA Plans COVID-19 Training Rule

Update: Oregon's Final Rule to protect workers from exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in the workplace takes effect on November 16, 2020 and contains four key deadlines for employers. 

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08/14/2020

Lion Launches 3 COVID-19 Training Courses to Help Meet State Standards

To help employers meet state COVID-19 training requirements and protect employees amid the ongoing public health emergency, Lion Technology announced three training opportunities for safety professionals and employees this week.

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08/12/2020

COVID-19 Training for Employee Safety Awareness

To help employers meet state training mandates and ensure employees have reliable, clear information to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19, Lion launched the COVID-19 Employee Safety Awareness online course this week.

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08/11/2020

Beirut Explosion Strikes Similarities to 2013 West, TX Incident, Says CSB

Last week, the Chairman of the US Chemical Safety and Hazardous Investigation Board (CSB) released a statement reflecting that the massive chemical explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4 may have similar characteristics to the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion of 2013.

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08/11/2020

USPS Proposes 2 Hazmat-by-Mail Revisions

Last week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) proposed two revisions to its Publication 52 (PUB 52) requirements for mailing hazardous materials.  

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