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06/02/2020

Updated TSCA Inventory Now Available

EPA just released an updated iteration of the TSCA Inventory comprised of 86,405 chemicals. Of those, 41,597 are active in commerce.   

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06/01/2020

Who Really Needs HAZWOPER Training?

OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard is one of the most widely-known–and most misunderstood–set of regulations in the world of environmental health and safety. Here we break down why HAZWOPER training may be required for you and your employees, and how to choose an appropriate course.  

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05/27/2020

Aviation Company Faces $5.9M Penalty for Failure to Train Hazmat Employees

An Atlanta-based transportation company has been cited for allegedly operating illegal cargo flights and failing to provide hazmat training for employees as required by 49 CFR 172.704 and the IATA DGR.

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05/26/2020

OSHA Updates COVID-19 Enforcement Guidance

OSHA released revised guidance concerning workplace safety compliance during the COVID-19 public health emergency last week.  

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05/18/2020

Styrene Release Echoes 1984 Bhopal Disaster

On May 7, an early morning gas leak from a polymer manufacturing facility in southern India killed 12 people and hospitalized at least 350 more. Thousands in the community woke that morning to itchy eyes and difficulty breathing.

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05/11/2020

OSHA Investigates Nearly 200 Coronavirus Workplace Safety Claims

OSHA launched 192 coronavirus-related workplace safety investigations between February 19 and April 23 to determine whether employers failed to adequately protect their workers. This is the culmination of thousands of complaints fielded by investigators since January relating to the pandemic.

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05/04/2020

How to Spot a Counterfeit Respirator

Due to the national respirator shortage, some companies are seeking less conventional third-party marketplaces with the hope of keeping their essential staff and employees safe. But don’t be fooled, many counterfeit masks appear strikingly similar to their approved counterpart. Here’s how to tell the difference.

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05/04/2020

Your Top 9 COVID-19 Questions Answered

From PPE to recordkeeping to sneezeguards to hazardous waste, Lion instructor Scott Dunsmore, CIT answers commonly employer questions submitted during our first two free Coronavirus and the Workplace webinars.

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05/01/2020

How to Clean and Disinfect the Workplace

CDC and EPA have collaborated on documentation and an infographic to help facility operators ensure the safety and wellbeing of their workforce once employees return to work. The guidance offers a three-step process for cleaning/disinfecting workspaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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04/27/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/27

In this week's Roundup, a multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer is fined over $500k for alleged violations of environmental permits. Plus, a property developer is cited for multiple violations after a controversial smokestack demolition.

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OSHA recently released details about enforcement actions concerning COVID-19 exposure in the workplace. That data showed that OSHA inspectors overwhelmingly cited employers for violations of four specific 29 CFR Standards, which this report explores.

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What OSHA COVID-19 Enforcement Looks Like