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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
US DOT PHMSA announced actions to grant hazmat Special Permits, and applications for new special permits, in the Federal Register on July 12.
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.
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.
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.
To record or not to record? That is the question when an employee gets sick or injured at work. In most cases, injuries that occur at work are work-related and must be recorded to maintain compliance with OSHA regulation. That said, OSHA provides nine specific exceptions to this general rule.