It happens every four years and it's coming up again in November 2020? No, we're not talking about the next US Presidential election…
On April 10, 2020, OSHA issued interim guidance related to recording cases of COVID-19 that occur in the workplace. Normally, illnesses contracted in the workplace are recordable if they are new cases and result in medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work, or other criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7.
We check in on the latest EPA actions to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulations and meet other responsibilities under the TSCA Reform law.
March 1 is here and it's an even numbered year, which means that large quantity generators should have already submitted Biennial Reports that cover activity from 2019. See what goes into the Biennial Report, including a couple of recent changes to the requirements from EPA's Generator Improvements Rule.
Update: CSB's Final Rule on reporting accidental releases takes effect on March 23, 2020. The new regulation requires owners or operators of chemical facilities to report on accidental releases.
Congress recently passed a law that includes a provision to add certain per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the EPCRA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals.
The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to create new chemical release reporting requirements in the December 12 Federal Register.
On October 29, 2019, EPA unveiled a draft risk evaluation for the chemical methylene chloride. This comes after a prohibition on consumer sales was enacted in March of this year to go into effect at the end of November.
In this week's Roundup, a chemical wholesaler must pay almost $50k for alleged chemical reporting violations. Plus, an Idaho cattle rancher settles with EPA over alleged Clean Water Act violations.
In late August 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed an increase to the threshold for public companies to report environmental obligations under regulation S-K.
In 1995, US EPA passed the Universal Waste Rule, which created relaxed standards for managing common hazardous wastes like light bulbs, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and more. While universal wastes are subject to less stringent regulations than “fully-regulated” hazardous wastes, there are still rules to follow to manage them properly. Use this guide to spot and correct common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or State inspection.