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EPA acts to protect children from lead-based paint hazards in eight Northern Calif. communities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 22, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with construction companies in Calif. that were not EPA-certified to handle lead-based paint safely before or during renovations in older housing and schools. The lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting rule requires companies to be properly trained and certified before ...

EPA Settlement with the City of Buffalo Protects Residents from Hazardous Waste and Materials

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 12, 2014)

Under the terms of an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Buffalo will host nine community recycling events to collect fluorescent light bulbs, electronic waste, and household hazardous waste from city residents. This program will reduce the likelihood of exposure by residents to harmful chemicals found in these ...

Certified Industrial Hygienists Provide Expertise for National Preparedness Month

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Sep. 8, 2014)

For the past decade, September has been recognized as National Preparedness Month.  The special designation began in 2004 when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) began their efforts to build awareness and preparedness in advance of any potential natural or man-made disasters.   National Preparedness Month encourages both ...

Fall River, Mass. Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Will Make Community Safer under EPA Settlement

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 6, 2014)

The Fall River, Mass. Water Filtration Plant will make significant upgrades to eliminate the use of chlorine gas at the facility, under the terms of a settlement with EPA for alleged violations of Clean Air Act’s chemical accident prevention regulations. The settlement requires Fall River to pay a $5,000 penalty and to implement a project ...

Worker exposure and the hazards of abrasive blasting materials

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Jan. 27, 2014)

Late last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Fact Sheet entitled, “Protecting Workers from the Hazards of Abrasive Blasting Materials.”  The four page document discusses the need for employers to protect workers from hazardous dust levels, toxic metals and the high levels of noise associated ...

US Department of Labor`s OSHA cites Arkansas industrial explosives manufacturer for exposing workers to chemical hazards

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jul. 31, 2014)

Austin Powder Co. has been cited for 22 serious and one repeat safety and health violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to correct multiple deficiencies in its chemical process safety management and other workplace safety hazards at its East Camden facility. The proposed penalty ...

Baltimore Landlord Pleads Guilty to Violations of the Toxic Substances Act

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Aug. 1, 2011)

Last month, The Baltimore Sun reported that an area landlord with a history of lead paint abatement law violations has agreed to plead guilty to several violations.  The violations stem from the Toxic Substances Control Act and are connected with the landlord’s failure to notify tenants of possible lead hazards.    The man ...

15,000th Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) Credential Awarded

by Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)  (Jul. 7, 2009)

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) announced today that Erik P. Delaney, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has become the industry’s 15,000th CHMM. The CHMM certification recognizes environmental, health, safety, and security professionals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, expertise, and excellence in their field of ...

Chemical Company Takes Steps to Make Fall River, Mass. Community Safer Following EPA Enforcement

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 20, 2014)

A Fall River, Mass. company has taken significant steps to make its chemical manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution facility safer following an Administrative Compliance Order issued by EPA in March 2014 that identified several dangerous conditions arising from the company’s use, storage and handling of chlorine and ammonia. In a ...

AristaTek, Inc. Releases Written Brief on the Toxic Consequences of Smoke Plumes from Burned Crude Oil

by AristaTek, Inc.  (Jan. 30, 2014)

Aristatek, Inc, a leading provider of hazardous materials planning and response solutions, has prepared a written brief detailing the consequences of toxins in smoke plumes from spilled crude oil in response to the numerous railcar disasters that have recently taken place in the United States and Canada. The company will make this brief available ...

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