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03/21/2017

Quick Quiz: EPA's 2015 Biennial Report Data

If you love facts and figures, EPA’s Biennial Report summary is a terrific resource, allowing you to sort the data in a number of different ways to suit your needs or your curiosity. EPA now makes available tables of RCRA Biennial Report data collected from 2001 through the present.  

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02/21/2017

8 Essentials for Every Hazardous Waste Inspection

While a compliance “binder” may seem like an out of date term, it is still a useful concept. When an inspector visits your site, there are certain key paperwork items he or she will want to see. When you keep all these crucial EHS documents together, it can reduce your stress during the inspection and make for an easier, faster process overall.

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01/17/2017

EPA’s Proposed Plan to Evaluate TSCA Inventory Chemicals

To determine which TSCA inventory chemicals are active and which are inactive, US EPA has proposed a “retrospective electronic notification” for chemicals manufactured/imported between June 2006 and June 2016 (approximately).

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12/19/2016

OSHA Final Rule Makes Injury and Illness Recordkeeping an Ongoing Obligation

With this Final Rule, OSHA clarifies that keeping complete and accurate records of workplace injuries and illnesses is an “ongoing obligation” for employers. 

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12/06/2016

Latest on OSHA's New Injury and Illness Reporting Final Rule

In order to obtain more information about workplace injuries and illness, OSHA would like to require establishments with more than 250 employees that are already keeping OSH 300 logs to submit copies of their 300 and 301 forms each year. 

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10/21/2016

OSHA (Again) Delays Enforcement of New Employer Retaliation Provisions

OSHA last week announced that, until December 1, 2016, it will not enforce new anti-retaliation provisions included in a workplace injury and illness reporting rule finalized earlier this year.

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09/28/2016

EPCRA Reporting Violations Net Rhode Island Metal Producer $69K in EPA Fines

For violations of US EPA chemical reporting requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), a Rhode Island facility that manufactures metal products like filler metals, fluxes, products for brazing and soldering metals, and more will pay a $69,265 fine. 

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09/26/2016

Proposed Changes to TSCA SNUR Rules for Chemical Manufacturers

US EPA has proposed changes to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) chemical reporting requirements intended in part to align the TSCA rules with OSHA’s Hazard Communication, or “HazCom,” Standard (HCS) and other best safety practices.

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09/19/2016

TSCA CDR Reporting Deadline Extended to October 31

US EPA has announced it will extend the deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers, and processors who must report chemical data under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) from September 30 to October 31, 2016.

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07/14/2016

OSHA Delays Anti-Retaliation Provisions of New Reporting Rule

OSHA has delayed enforcement of anti-retaliatory provisions in its new injury and illness reporting rule for employers. Under the new rule, announced in May, employers must report annually the injury and illness data collected on forms like the OSHA 300, 300A, and 301. OSHA will then make some of this information available to the public.  

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