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09/28/2020

Cal/OSHA Issues 11 Citations for COVID-19 Workplace Safety Violations

Earlier this month, Cal/OSHA issued another round of citations to employers in the Golden State who allegedly failed to meet State standards to protect their workers from hazards related to coronavirus.

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09/28/2020

Final TSCA Risk Eval for HBCD Now Available

US EPA released a final TSCA chemical risk evaluation for a class of flame retardants that include hexabromocyclododecane or HBCD.

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09/24/2020

Emergency HMR Waivers Issued for Wildfire and Hurricane Disaster Areas

Emergency orders waive compliance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for persons working under US EPA and US Coast Guard 

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09/22/2020

Is HAZWOPER Refresher Training Always 8 Hours?

Is 8 hours the only acceptable length for a HAZWOPER refresher training? We dive in to OSHA's regulations to dispel this common misconception and give you some clarity about what's required for emergency responders, site cleanup personnel, and TSDF employees under the HAZWOPER Standard in 29 CFR 1910.120.

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09/22/2020

Mega Ship Sets Records Along US East Coast

A 15,000+ TEU vessel set records as the biggest ship to enter the ports of New York/New Jersey, Virginia, Savannah, and Charleston last week. 

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09/21/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/21

In this week's Roundup, a Colorado cold storage facility pays over $150K to resolve alleged Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan violations. Plus, a wood treatment company in Maryland settles with EPA for $50K in alleged RCRA violations.

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09/18/2020

Three Recent COVID-19 Safety Enforcement Actions by OSHA & Cal/OSHA

OSHA recently announced enforcement actions against two meat packing facilities related to COVID-19 workplace safety. Cal/OSHA also announced citations against a frozen food manufacturer in the Golden State for COVID-19 workplace safety violations.

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09/15/2020

6 Picky Parts of Hazmat Shipper Papers

Shipping paper mistakes can delay or prevent the transportation of hazardous materials. Because the shipping paper is so important to safe hazmat transportation, the requirements for this document are detailed and specific. Here we pick apart the six most picky parts of hazmat shipping papers.

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09/14/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/14

In this week's Roundup, an aerospace repair service pays $66K for alleged EPCRA violations. Plus, an accident at a liquid propane distribution facility results in $400K in Clean Air Act violations.

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09/11/2020

Auto-parts Manufacturer Pays $1.5M After Lockout/Tagout Accidental Death

An auto-parts manufacturer has agreed to a $1.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that the company allowed workers to ignore OSHA safety standards, resulting in the death of one of its employees.

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