When EPA creates new rules that are more stringent than previous regulations, as is the case with many of the updates in the landmark 2016 Generator Improvements Rule, all states must adopt the more-stringent provisions in order to maintain authorization to run their state program.
If I send my employee to a HAZWOPER training course, will it cover their annual RCRA hazardous waste personnel training?
This summer, we will observe the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969. In fact, this year represents anniversary dates for four major environmental disasters that greatly influenced environmental policy in the United States.
For many industry professionals, and especially Lion News readers, maintaining compliance with complex hazmat, hazmat, hazardous waste, or environmental regulations may seem simple compared to serving an entire organization of employees. Human resources managers in EHS industries have the unique task of grappling both.
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.
On April 2, 2019, US EPA proposed a rule to modernize its regulations for characterizing ignitable hazardous wastes.
One topic in the Generator Improvements Rule that may benefit many generators is episodic generation. It allows certain types of generators to maintain a “lower” generator status, even if they have an “episode” of waste generation that would normally push them into a higher generator status.
Experience fully-engaged training that does more than meet relevant training mandates. Reserve your seat now for hazardous materials and hazardous waste management training workshops in Spring 2019.
By thinking critically about how you manage commerical chemical products (CCPs) at your site, you can optimize your ordering, use, and disposal practices to prevent these chemicals from entering RCRA’s jurisdiction in the first place.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) mandates a “cradle-to-grave” management system for hazardous waste. The “grave” is more commonly known as a TSDF (Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility)—your hazardous waste’s final resting place.
Get to know the top 5 changes to OSHA’s
revised GHS Hazard Communication Standard
at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and how the updates
impacts employee safety at your facility.