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01/06/2017

EPA Finalizes New FIFRA Certification Rules for Pesticide Applicators

In the Federal Register on January 4, 2017, US EPA published a Final Rule to update the certification requirements for applicators of restricted-use pesticides (RUPs) under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). 

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01/03/2017

OSHA's Top 10 Safety Violations of 2016

OSHA has released its annual Top 10 list of the most commonly cited 29 CFR safety Standards at construction and general industry workplaces for 2016. 

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12/28/2016

IATA Releases Updated Operator Variations for 2017 DGR

If you ship with FedEx Express or UPS Air, be advised that the 2017 DGR operator variations hold some crucial updates. Earlier this month, Lion News reported on some major updates to Operator Variations from FedEx Express and UPS Air, which affect the shipment of lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries by air.

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12/27/2016

Final Rule Alert: EPA Updates Risk Management Program for Chemical Facilities

[UPDATED 06/05/18] On December 21, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a Final Rule to amend the Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements for chemical facilities. 

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12/20/2016

RCRA Training in Cleveland, Cincy, and Chicago

Ready for the Generator Improvements Rule? Get a clear view of what’s changing—from re-organized RCRA rules and changing definitions to new reliefs that could save you time and money—at the RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Workshop near you in January.

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12/19/2016

OSHA Final Rule Makes Injury and Illness Recordkeeping an Ongoing Obligation

With this Final Rule, OSHA clarifies that keeping complete and accurate records of workplace injuries and illnesses is an “ongoing obligation” for employers. 

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12/16/2016

New IATA Lithium Battery Guidance for 2017

On December 15, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a new 2017 Lithium Battery Guidance Document to help lithium shippers prepare compliant packages.

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12/13/2016

Generator Improvements: EPA Moves RCRA Hazardous Waste Training Standard

Under its Generator Improvements Rule, which is now final and takes effect in May 2017, US EPA is re-organizing certain parts of the requirements for hazardous waste generators in 40 CFR. Among the many, many changes to the hazardous waste generator rules is the relocation of the RCRA training standards. 

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12/11/2016

VIDEO: New FedEx and UPS Lithium Battery Air Rules

The rules for shipping lithium batteries continue to change. Now air carriers FedEx and UPS are getting in on the action.

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12/08/2016

Tech Giant to Pay $450,000 for Hazardous Waste Violations

A major manufacturer of tech hardware and gadgets will pay $450,000 for hazardous waste violations in the state of California.

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