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12/19/2017

DOT, EPA, and OSHA Release Latest Regulatory Plans

This week, the Federal government released the Fall 2017 “Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.” Updated twice per year, the Unified Agenda gives industry stakeholders and the public a view into rulemaking activities in progress at major Federal agencies.   

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12/18/2017

Hackers Attack Industrial Safety Systems with New Malware

Arecent attack on an industrial facility safety system could be of concern to our readers. Industrial security company FireEye reported on December 14 that an attacker had deployed malware dubbed “Triton” or “Trisis” to disrupt safety instrumented systems (SIS) at a Middle East critical infrastructure facility. 

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12/11/2017

21 Superfund Sites to See Immediate, Intense Cleanup Action

US EPA has released a list of twenty-one Superfund sites targeted for immediate, intense cleanup action based on recommendations submitted by the Superfund Task Force in Summer 2017.

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12/11/2017

Lithium Battery Shipper to Pay $1.1M for Alleged Hazmat Violations

For allegedly shipping 24-volt lithium-ion batteries that did not conform to UN test standards or US Hazardous Materials Regulations requirements, a Florida lithium battery manufacturer now faces a $1,100,000 fine from US FAA.   

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12/04/2017

How to Be HAZWOPER Ready in 2018

As you make your resolutions for 2018, remember that the most effective emergency responses happen when people are prepared. Planning, training, and practicing for emergencies are important so that everyone knows what they must do and when to do it.

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12/04/2017

Airlines Crack Down on Lithium Battery Powered Luggage

Frequent flyers take note! Delta and American Airlines made announcements last week that you should be aware of. These airlines will no longer allow passengers to check “smart baggage” with non-removable lithium batteries. Lithium batteries pose unique fire hazards in transport—as dangerous goods professionals know all too well.   

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12/04/2017

OSHA Gives Employers 2 More Weeks to Submit Injury and Illness Data

OSHA this month announced an additional two week extension for employers who must electronically submit injury and illness data under the new “Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule finalized in May 2016.

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11/22/2017

Are All Chemical Exposures Recordable Injuries?

An acid line ruptured, exposing three employees to 15% hydrofluoric acid. After the exposure occurred, the employees underwent an off-site medical evaluation. Two of the three employees complained of difficulty breathing and other symptoms...

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11/21/2017

HAZWOPER Awareness Training Launched at Lion.com

Lion Technology this week launched a new HAZWOPER Awareness level training for employees at facilities who may discover or witness a hazardous substance emergency release.   

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11/14/2017

Lion Closes 2017 with RCRA and Hazmat Training

In December, Lion crosses the finish line of our 40th year of collaborative, engaging workshops for dangerous goods, environmental, and safety professionals nationwide. Since 1977, one thing has remained the same year in and year out—there’s always something new to learn.   

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