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08/12/2021

When to Modify a Hazmat Shipping Name

Four scenarios that require shippers to modify the hazmat proper shipping name selected from the Hazmat Table in 49 CFR 172.101. 

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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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08/10/2021

NJDEP Urges EPA to List Lower Hackensack River as Superfund Site

On July 23, NJDEP wrote a letter to EPA in an effort to resume plans to list Lower Hackensack River as a Federal Superfund site. The 23-mile section would be the first NJ river to receive the designation under CERCLA.

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08/10/2021

PHMSA Proposes Hazmat Harmonization Rule HM 215P

On August 10, 2021, US DOT PHMSA proposed changes to the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) that will harmonize domestic hazmat shipping requirements with evolving international standards.  

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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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08/09/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/9

In this week's Roundup, a metal smelting facility is set to pay almost $900K for alleged violations of their Clean Water Act permit. Plus, an industrial gas company agrees to overhaul its safety protocols after an anhydrous ammonia release.

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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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08/06/2021

Texas Metal Fabricator Cited for Hazardous & Industrial Waste Violations

TCEQ recently issued a $11,812 civil penalty to a metal fabricator in Godley, TX for alleged violations of State hazardous and industrial waste regulations.

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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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08/02/2021

PFAS Bill Passes Major Milestone in US Congress

On July 21, the US House of Representatives passed H.R.2467 PFAS Action Act of 2021. The bill establishes requirements and incentives to limit the use of PFAS and remediate the toxic chemicals already present in the environment.

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