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03/02/2020

Coronavirus: Preventing Workplace Exposure

OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released guidance for employers regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. As US cases begin to make headlines, employers should take steps to prevent rapid transmission of the coronavirus. 

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03/02/2020

Two Hazmat Incidents Quickly Contained in Indiana and Arkansas

Last week, two different parts of the country faced what could have been significant hazmat disasters. Thankfully though, emergency professionals were quick to the scene in East Chicago, Indiana and Lonoke County, Arkansas.

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03/02/2020

Cookie Company Fined $221K for OSHA Violations

Last month, OSHA issued a $221,257 penalty to a New York biscotti manufacturer for allegedly exposing its workers to falls and forklift hazards among other safety violations.  

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02/28/2020

US Hazardous Waste Generators Submit 2020 Biennial Reports

March 1 is here and it's an even numbered year, which means that large quantity generators should have already submitted Biennial Reports that cover activity from 2019. See what goes into the Biennial Report, including a couple of recent changes to the requirements from EPA's Generator Improvements Rule. 

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02/28/2020

Elevated Benzene Levels Reported at 10 US Refineries

A nonprofit watchdog group released a report that shows elevated benzene levels at 10 oil refineries throughout the US. While this is not illegal, EPA regulations require the refineries to investigate the cause of elevated emissions and take steps to reduce them.  

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02/25/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/25

In this week's Roundup, a welding supply company and a motor manufacturer pay over $200K to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, EPA alleges a New England waste management company of violating Federal PCB regulations.

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02/25/2020

Are All D001 Wastes Flammable Hazardous Materials?

The words Ignitable and flammable seem like synonyms; in the most basic sense, both warn of a fire risk. But if you manage hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, both terms should raise a red flag for you.  

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02/24/2020

NJ Business Owner Faces Prison Time Plus $4.2M Fine for Haz Waste Violations

Earlier this month, a New Jersey business owner was ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution and sentenced to 30 days in prison to resolve Federal hazardous waste violations. In addition, the business owner is required to complete 30 days of house arrest and three years of probation.  

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02/24/2020

TSCA News: Latest 2 Draft Risk Evaluations

EPA has released TSCA draft risk evaluations for trichloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride. These two substances are numbers seven and eight on EPA’s list of the first ten chemicals scheduled for risk review, respectively.

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02/18/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/18

In this week's Roundup, three New England recycling facilities and an aerospace and wind energy parts manufacturer will pay over $400K to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Plus, a pair of municipal power companies must resolve Clean Air Act violations by updating their Electric Generating Units.

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