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11/02/2021

Senate Confirms OSHA Leader After 4-Year Gap

On October 25, US Senate confirmed Doug Parker as head of the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in a 50–41 vote. This marks the first time OSHA has had a confirmed head administrator since January 2017, when then-leader David Michaels stepped down.

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10/19/2021

12 Chemicals Proposed for EPCRA TRI Reporting List

US EPA has proposed adding 12 entries to the list of chemicals subject to the EPCRA Section 313 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.   

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10/13/2021

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2021

OSHA unveiled a list of the top 10 most-cited workplace safety violations for FY2021 during a National Safety Council event on October 12.

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10/12/2021

OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing Rule Moves Forward

Update 10/19/2021: OSHA hosted meetings with industry stakeholders throughout the day on October 18 and 19 as the COVID-19 vaccine and testing ETS move towards approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 

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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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