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01/03/2012

Recording Injuries Away From Work

Q. We have employees who work in the office about half the time, but work off-site the other half. If they were hurt driving for work, would I have to record this injury?  
A. As always, it depends on the situation.  
Under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules, all employers are required to...

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01/03/2012

Recording Injuries Away From Work

Q. We have employees who work in the office about half the time, but work off-site the other half. If they were hurt driving for work, would I have to record this injury?  
A. As always, it depends on the situation.  
Under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules, all employers are required to...

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11/29/2011

Preparing for 2012 Reporting Obligations

Personally, the last month of the year usually means entry into the year–end holiday season. For EHS managers, this should also mean preparing your 2012 compliance calendars. These calendars will likely include various reporting obligations. While many of your reporting obligations and frequencies are site–specific (e.g., NPDES discharge monitoring reports and Clean Air Act Title V certifications), some events...

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11/08/2011

Feature Article: Trick or Treat? EPA Issues NPDES General Permit for Pesticide Application

On October 31, 2011, the EPA finalized a general permit under the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for pesticide applications [76 FR 68750, November 7, 2011]. This action is the final step in fulfilling the Agency’s obligations in response to...

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10/25/2011

Happy Birthday, EPCRA!

The U.S. EPA last week celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). Web site.
 
The authorization of EPCRA in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan closely followed one of the worst industrial disasters in history...

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09/28/2011

OSHA Extends Comment Period for Injury & Illness Recording and Reporting Rule Amendments

By request of the National Automobile Dealers Association, OSHA has reopened the rulemaking docket on it’s June 22, 2011 (76 FR 36414 proposal to modify the injury & illness recording and reporting program. Among the proposed changes, OSHA has...

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08/17/2011

TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Modifications; Chemical Data Reporting

On August 2, 2011 Lion Members received our Special Bulletin issue of NewsInfo Links in which we provided notice of the pre-publication version of EPA’s final rule regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act rule for Chemical Data Reporting (40 CFR 711)
 
Well, the final rule was published...

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08/11/2011

EPA Proposes Revisions to Tier II Reports

For the first time in over 20 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing changes to the Tier I and Tier II chemical inventory reporting forms.
 
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all facilities with an inventory of hazardous chemicals to file...

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08/09/2011

Question of the Week: Hazardous Air Pollutants: Part 61 vs. Part 63

Q. What is the difference between the “original” National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) of 40 CFR 61 and the “new” NESHAPs of 40 CFR 63?
 
A. Congress, through the Clean Air Act (CAA) of 1970, required the EPA to identify Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) and promulgate standards for each HAP. Between 1971 and 1990, the EPA...

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06/22/2011

OSHA Proposes Changes to Injury & Illness Recording Requirements

In today’s Federal Register (76 FR 36414), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed a set of rule changes to the Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting requirements.
 
OSHA proposed to update Appendix A to Subpart B of 29 CFR Part 1904, containing the list of industries that are partially exempt from maintaining records of...

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