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07/30/2020

RCRA Re-Notification Reminder for SQGs

US EPA recently reminded hazardous waste facilities that, starting September 1, 2021, small quantity generators must re-notify EPA of their activities once every four years.  

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07/29/2020

Three Lithium Battery Fires Raise Concerns About Flight Safety

Three recent aircraft fires have raised concerns for regulators and workers alike on the safety of lithium batteries. These incidents underscore the prevalence of lithium battery malfunctions as aviation regulators continue debating how to prevent further harm to customers, airline employees, and cargo.

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07/28/2020

Are These 3 RCRA Rules In Effect In Your State?

Update: On July 20, 2020, Louisiana became the 27th state to adopt EPA's RCRA hazardous waste Generator Improvements Rule. 

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07/27/2020

How Do We Define "Hazardous"? It Depends.

We explore how US DOT, EPA, and OSHA use the word hazardous to describe what they regulate, and why one definition just isn't enough.   

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07/27/2020

NEPA Overhaul Aims to Speed Up Environmental Reviews

A major overhaul of the forty-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) aims to streamline the way Federal agencies and their contractors assess the environmental impacts of new infrastructure projects and other actions. 

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07/27/2020

UPDATE: First State Coronavirus Workplace Safety Regs Passed in Virginia

On July 15, the Virginia Safety and Health Code Board passed the Emergency Temporary Standard, Infectious Disease Prevention, to take effect July 27, 2020. Virginia employers must now "provide all employees with job-specific COVID-19 education and training."

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training for New Mexico Employees

New Mexico has issued guidance for employers reopening their businesses in the Land of Enchantment, requiring them to provide training for all employees on best practices to protect staff and customers from COVID-19.  

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training Provisions for Kentucky Employers

Kentucky’s Healthy at Work provisions, effective as of July 10, 2020, require reopening businesses to meet minimum requirements, including providing COVID-19 education and training for “all individuals, including employees, temporary employees, contractors, vendors..."

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training for Businesses in Illinois

As part of Illinois’ Phase 4 (Revitalization Plan) to reopen the State, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity issued COVID-19 related training requirements for all employers. 

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training and Protocols for Texas Employers

A revised checklist issued in Texas requires training for all employees and contractors on how to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 infection and prevent community spread of the virus.  

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