Compliance Archives - November 2017
14 Tips to Fight Cold Stress for Outdoor WorkersAs winter approaches, many US employees will be working outdoors in cold, harsh conditions. For employers, cold is a hazard that can’t be ignored—the OSH Act requires all employers to provide a safe workplace and take steps to eliminate recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.
Risk vs. Hazard—What’s the Difference?In terms of an effective safety management system (SMS) applied to dangerous goods transport, risk and hazard have two distinct meanings. By standardizing the use of these terms, international regulators hope to increase clarity and make it easier for stakeholders to include hazmat safety as part of an SMS.
EPA Posts Updates on Clean Air Act Repeals and DelaysIn today’s Federal Register, US EPA posted additional information regarding its efforts to repeal or delay three recently finalized Clean Air Act requirements. As we reported in August, EPA faces pushback from environmental groups and State Attorneys General who want the latest Clean Air Act protections to remain in place.
DOT Needs More Input from Hazmat Shippers on 49 CFR Regulatory ReviewDOT wants input from shippers, freight forwarders, carriers, and others about which 49 CFR transportation regulations are most burdensome and where PHMSA, FAA, FRA, FMSCA, and other DOT agencies can simplify or clarify the requirements to minimize that burden.
Oil Giant Settles Alleged Clean Air Act Violations for $300 MillionIn a settlement reached with the US EPA, the US Department of Justice, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), a major oil and gas company has agreed to install and operate air pollution control and monitoring technology at five of its petrochemical and plastics facilities in Texas and Louisiana.
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