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11/14/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/14

In this week's Roundup, a pharmaceutical manufacturer and a used oil recycler face costly civil penalties for alleged RCRA hazardous waste and used oil violations. 

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11/14/2022

New York Proposes Adding Two Universal Wastes

A proposed rule published on November 9, 2022 would add two new universal wastes to New York’s state hazardous waste program—aerosol cans and paint.

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11/11/2022

Next GHS HazCom Update May Land Before Year Ends

A Final Rule to align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the 7th revised edition of the GHS is planned for December.  

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11/08/2022

OSHA Warns of Dust Hazards in Cannabis Industry

Following the death of an employee from “occupational asthma due to exposure to ground cannabis,” OSHA cited a marijuana cultivation facility for alleged failure to adequately warn employees about health hazards in the workplace.  

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11/07/2022

RCRA Update: Latest on Generator Improvements Adoption

As of November 7, 2022, thirty-nine (39) states have adopted the RCRA Generator Improvements Rule. US EPA authorized the relevant state program revisions for Virginia and North Dakota in October.

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11/07/2022

How to Use US DOT's Hazmat Special Provisions

How hazardous materials shippers find and use applicable special provisions, and why they are essential to transportation safety and compliance with the HMR.  

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11/04/2022

What's in a Written Hazard Communication Program?

Failure to develop a written hazard communication program is a common misstep for general industry employers. OSHA issues more citations for HazCom violations than for any other general industry Standard.   

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10/31/2022

US DOT and OSHA Prep for UN Meetings on Hazmat Regulations and GHS

US DOT PHMSA and OSHA will host virtual public meetings on November 16 in preparation for a “hybrid meeting” of United Nations subcommittees on chemical hazard communication and hazardous materials transportation. 

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10/31/2022

2023 Training Schedule Now Available

Plan your next hazardous materials and hazardous waste training with a full-year view of in-person workshops and live, instructor-led webinars.

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10/27/2022

EPA to Renew RCRA Airbag Waste Recordkeeping Rule

EPA plans to renew a recordkeeping rule for handlers of automotive airbag waste exempted from the RCRA hazardous waste management requirements.   

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