Approximately 200 gallons of titanium tetrachloride were accidentally released at a plastics refining facility in Edison, NJ. Town officials issued an emergency shelter-in-place order and two individuals at a nearby business reported respiratory complications.
In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer has agreed to a $3.1 million settlement to remmediate a facility in Texas that was the site of an accidental release in 2014. Plus, a New England industrial coating facility faces $317,000 in Clean Air Act violations.
On May 7, an early morning gas leak from a polymer manufacturing facility in southern India killed 12 people and hospitalized at least 350 more. Thousands in the community woke that morning to itchy eyes and difficulty breathing.
Last week, two different parts of the country faced what could have been significant hazmat disasters. Thankfully though, emergency professionals were quick to the scene in East Chicago, Indiana and Lonoke County, Arkansas.
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.
The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a new safety digest on September 4, 2019 that addresses the importance of work participation to prevent chemical incidents.
On July 1, the heat is on for many facilities in the US—and not just because the temperature is rising.
July 1 is also when facilities must submit the annual toxic chemical reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
The US Chemical Hazard and Safety investigation Board (CSB) this month called for EPA to initiate a review and update of its 1993 hydrofluoric acid (HF) study. CSB urges EPA to determine whether current risk management plans are adequate to prevent a catastrophic release of HF.
A District Court in Washington DC ruled this month that the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) must promulgate new chemical release reporting regulations within the next twelve months.
Get to know the top 5 changes to OSHA’s
revised GHS Hazard Communication Standard
at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and how the updates
impacts employee safety at your facility.