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09/23/2021

Update | New TSCA Restrictions for 5 PBT Chemicals

Update 09/23/21: US EPA extended the compliance date for processing and distribution of PIP (3:1), PIP (3:1)-containing products, and PIP (3:1)-containing articles to March 8, 2022. 

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09/13/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/13

In this week's Roundup, an ice cream manufacturer agrees to pay $301,066 for its alleged mishandling of anhydrous ammonia. Plus, a steel manufacturer agrees to substantial wastewater treatment improvement following an accidental release in April 2017.

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08/30/2021

Update: EPA Proposes New TSCA Reporting Rule for PFAS

A new TSCA rule proposed by EPA would require manufacturers and importers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to submit ten years of data regarding PFAS production volumes, use, exposure, disposal, and more. 

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08/23/2021

OSHA COVID Complaints Jump 581% Since May

OSHA has seen a 581% uptick in coronavirus-related work safety complaints in the last two months, with the majority of complaints stemming from states in the Southeast, according to Agency data.

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08/17/2021

Update: Oregon Final COVID-19 Standard Revised

Last week, Oregon OSHA revised the mask requirements in the state's final COVID-19 worker protection regulations and issued two new temporary administrative orders to expand upon the final standard.

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08/11/2021

NJ Medical Facility Issued $273K COVID-19 Citation

OSHA recently cited a medical facility in Lakewood, NJ for allegedly failing to ensure the safety and health of nurses giving flu shots and testing potentially infectious patients for the coronavirus.

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08/09/2021

Is HAZWOPER Training Required to Clean Up a Chemical Spill?

Recognizing incidents that are “emergency releases” subject to the HAZWOPER Standard in 29 CFR 1910.120 will help employers effectively train and prepare employees who respond to emergencies and/or clean up incidental spills involving hazardous chemicals.   

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08/06/2021

OSHA's Annual Safe + Sound Week Underway

OSHA's Safe + Sound Week kicks off on August 9. Here's why safe facility practices are crucial for compliance, your bottom dollar, and your workers' wellbeing. 

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08/02/2021

Machine Guarding Accident Results in Hand Amputation and Civil Penalty

A 21-year-old metal worker suffered a partial hand amputation during his third week at a metal manufacturing facility after protective guards were removed from a sheet metal cutting machine, according to OSHA.

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07/24/2021

10 Hurt in Ice Cream Facility Hazmat Unloading Explosion

Ten employees in Kentucky are recovering from injuries sustained in a liquid nitrogen accident that occurred during unloading on July 21. 

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