Compliance Archives - August 2016
8/30/2016When you work with hazardous chemicals, spills happen. Spills can happen for all kinds of reasons, at any time of the day or night, in any facility. When spills do happen, the situation may trigger an emergency response situation under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard at 29 CFR 1910.120. But that's not always the case...
8/23/2016If your site generates hazardous wastes, you will likely deal with Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs) at some point. In a nutshell, hazardous waste may not be placed in a landfill or surface impoundment until it has been treated to make it safer for the environment. Because these hazardous wastes will sit in landfills for long periods of time, it's critical that the hazardous constituents in the waste are at a safe level before disposal...
8/23/2016A new lithium battery rulemaking from the US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is nearing completion. The new rule, which will affect shipments of lithium batteries offered as standalone articles (e.g., not in or with equipment), has been received by the Office of Management and Budget for approval.
8/22/2016On August 15, 2016, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it had issued a letter to trade, industry, and transportation authorities around the world to call for stricter enforcement of lithium battery shipping regulations.
8/17/2016A wine bottle maker in Madera, California will pay $3,500,000 to settle violations of State hazardous waste requirements, including failure to adequately train employees to properly handle hazardous waste...
8/15/2016Crude oil. The black blood of the earth. The precious vital fluid on which all modern life depends. These days there’s more crude oil being transported on North American railroads than ever before, and most of it is sour. What’s sour crude oil? I’m glad you asked Timmy.
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