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01/14/2014

EPCRA Inventory Reports Due March 1

Each new calendar year begins a new cycle of EPA Federal and State reporting requirements. EH&S personnel at companies that manufacture, process, use, or dispose of hazardous chemicals must be aware of the reporting deadlines and requirements that apply to their facilities. The first report many facilities must compile and submit is the...

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01/13/2014

Moving Forward with GHS Hazard Communication

Dec. 1 GHS Deadline Has Passed – What Now?
 
The December 1, 2013 deadline for employers to train workers on changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) has come and gone.  Still, reports show many companies have not yet trained employees on the updated “HazCom” rules, which were revised when OSHA adopted international standards from the...

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01/07/2014

Injury Reports Must Be Posted by February 1

At the end of each calendar year, many employers must create, certify, and post an annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses logged during the year. Throughout the year, employers record workplace incidents using the OSHA 300 log and at year’s end summarize this data to create the OSHA 300-A Summary Form. By February 1, 2014, covered employers must post a summary of incidents that occurred during 2013...

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01/06/2014

OSHA Memo: New Combustible Dust Hazard Classification

On December 27th, 2013, OSHA distributed an internal memo to its compliance officers intended to clarify the Administration’s standards regarding combustible dusts. What Is Combustible Dust? 
When OSHA amended the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), the Agency amended the...

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12/31/2013

Top Compliance Articles of 2013

For the annual year-end edition, we’ve collected the most popular articles from 2013, covering the major happenings that may have affected your facility. From new rulemakings and requirements to tips on inspections and help planning for next year, these compliance articles stood above the rest...

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12/31/2013

IATA Addendum I 55th Edition

On December 23, 2013, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) posted the first Addendum to the 55th edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).  Compliance with the 55th edition DGR is mandatory as of January 1, 2014.  Below is a summary of some of the revision made in this Addendum...

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12/30/2013

Plan Ahead for 2014 Biennial RCRA Reports

As the 2013 calendar year winds down, hazardous waste generators begin buttoning up their recordkeeping for the current year and planning for 2014. This process most likely includes confirming that all facility personnel completed their annual training, all manifests are accounted for, all waste and LDR determination records are in order, and their contingency plan is current. In addition to the usual year-end wrap-ups, this year...

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12/17/2013

Preparing Your Hazmat Shipments for 2014

As we approach year’s end, it is critical to look ahead and prepare for the many new hazmat shipping requirements that will become mandatory in 2014 and beyond. Don’t be caught off guard when these updated 49 CFR, IATA, and IMDG rules go into effect—prepare your operations to comply now. Shipping mistakes can lead to injury to personnel and costly shipping delays...

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