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07/22/2022

IATA's 4 Steps to Safer Lithium Battery Shipments

Following IATA’s Air Transport Forum in Qatar last month, the organization posted an article that suggests four steps to mitigate the danger posed by lithium batteries in air transportation.  

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07/22/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/25

In this week's Roundup, a fertilizer manufacturer must treat over 1 billion pounds of hazards waste and spend $84 million to close its facility. Plus, a quarry will pay $300,000 for watershed restorations.

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07/19/2022

5 PFAS Chemicals Added to EPCRA TRI Reporting List

On July 18, US EPA published a Final Rule to add five additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals subject to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.

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07/18/2022

Can a RCRA Satellite Area Be Inside a Central Accumulation Area?

The RCRA hazardous waste regulations make an important distinction between two types of areas within a facility that generates hazardous waste—satellite accumulation areas (SAA) and central accumulation areas (CAA).

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07/18/2022

OSHA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/18

In this week's Roundup, a concrete manufacturer faces $400K in machine guarding and silica safety violations. Plus, OSHA finds that inadequate training contributed to the drowning of a new employee.

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07/15/2022

Tips to Prevent Heat Illness at Work

Now that summer is underway and the heat index is nearing 100 degrees in many places, it is more important than ever for employers to protect workers from the dangers of excess heat.

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07/12/2022

Latest DOT Actions on Hazmat Special Permits

US DOT PHMSA announced actions to grant hazmat Special Permits, and applications for new special permits, in the Federal Register on July 12.

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07/11/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/11

In this week's Roundup, a battery manufacturer pays $108,000 for alleged hazardous waste violations. Plus, a glass product facility agrees to $8.5 million in site improvements following alleged particulate emissions violations.

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07/06/2022

International Updates for Hazmat Shippers

Updates related to hazardous materials/dangerous goods regulations from around the world. Topics include lithium batteries shipped by air, corrections to the IMDG Code, a major rule proposed by Transport Canada, and more.

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07/05/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/5

In this week's Roundup, an oil refinery pays $1.6 million after a fire resulted in fatal injuries for one worker. Plus, a military facility was required to properly dispose of 55,000 pounds of hazardous waste by end of June 2022.

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