In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, regulated businesses will pay civil penalties for Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act violations and a manufacturer settles with EPA for $16.2 million in Superfund cleanup costs.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating airbags in six different automaker’s cars after reports of faulty electronics that may cause the airbag inflation failure.
The US Chemical Hazard and Safety investigation Board (CSB) this month called for EPA to initiate a review and update of its 1993 hydrofluoric acid (HF) study. CSB urges EPA to determine whether current risk management plans are adequate to prevent a catastrophic release of HF.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently found dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals at an unlicensed solid-waste facility in Vernon, NJ. The staggering seven-story dirt pile that had allegedly been operating as an illegal dump site has recently come under increased scrutiny.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Wing Aviation LLC as the first delivery drone operator in the US by certifying the Alphabet-owned company as a commercial airline. They will soon be able to deliver goods via drone to communities in Virginia.
US DOT PHMSA posted notice of applications to modify existing hazardous materials special permits (SP) and notice of actions taken on existing SP applications on April 15.
Update: EPA's proposal to amend TSCA section 8(a) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements and size standards for small manufacturers appeared in the Federal Register on April 25, 2019.
The smartphones, laptops, tablets, and GPS trackers may keep lone workers accessible, but they don’t perform the job. So how can we keep EHS employees safe without relying exclusively on technology?
On April 9, 2019, US EPA announced plans to list two toxic fluorochemicals, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), as hazardous substances under the CERCLA/Superfund program.
When it comes to drugs and alcohol in the workplace, it’s common sense that employers should do all that they can to prohibit the use, sale, and possession of these dangerous substances on company grounds. However, there is a fine line between a productive, positive workplace policy and one that goes too far.
Prepared by hazardous waste training leader
Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s
happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.