If you manage hazardous waste at your site, you likely know OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard as an additional set of requirements for the safe remediation of sites contaminated with hazardous waste. But did you know that the HAZWOPER definition of "hazardous substance" at 29 CFR 1910.120(a)(3) comprises not only RCRA-regulated hazardous waste, but other materials as well?..
Updated: In late 2019, US EPA finalized a rulemaking to add aerosol cans to the universal waste program at 40 CFR Part 273.
A major aerospace manufacturer will pay a $162,500 fine for allegedly shipping undeclared hazardous materials by passenger aircraft from Spain to Miami, FL.
On March 31, 2016, the Federal Register published the Reverse Logistics hazmat rule (81 FR 18527). Designed for retailers who return hazmat products to a manufacturer, supplier, or distribution facility, the new rule provides relief from the US DOT hazmat regulations for these return-to-vendor or "reverse logistics" shipments.
The CEO of a Canadian environmental services company has been convicted of major fraud against the United States for orchestrating a kickback scheme that netted his firm “tens of millions of dollars in soil treatment and disposal contracts,” according to a Department of Justice press release.
US EPA tightened the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone last year to 0.07 parts per million. The previous ozone NAAQS, finalized in 2008, was 0.075 ppm. The NAAQS is the maximum amount of ozone in the ambient air (air external to buildings to which the general public has access) that is currently considered safe for human health...
Major industry groups filed suit in the US Fifth Court of Appeals this week to challenge OSHA’s new permissible exposure limit (PEL) for breathable silica. Among the challengers to the new OSHA silica rule is the ACG, the Associated General Contractors of America.
Effective training on environmental, transportation, and safety issues is critical to protect employees and defend your organization from costly fines and
liability. But not all hazardous materials or hazardous waste training sessions are created equal.