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Regulated Substances Brief Provides Essential Guide to Chemicals Substances

by Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)  (Nov. 12, 2014)

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Compliance & Risks announced the launch of the Regulated Substances Brief, a newsletter focusing on Conflict Minerals, EU RoHS (European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemical ...

DuPont chemical plant had some environmental violations

by Associated Press  (Nov. 17, 2014)

State records show dozens of minor or moderate state environmental violations since 2009 at a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant where four people died from toxic fumes over the weekend. The plant, however, which covers 600 acres along the Houston Ship Channel in LaPorte and has operated since 1956, has received a satisfactory rating from the ...

3E Company Extends Collaboration with The Chemical Daily

by 3E Company  (Oct. 14, 2014)

3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with The Chemical Daily Co., Ltd., publisher of the daily Japanese industry trade publication The Chemical Daily. As a result of the agreement, The Chemical Daily Co., ...

New OSHA program will focus on Nebraska companies using highly hazardous chemicals

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Nov. 13, 2014)

To educate employers and workers about highly hazardous chemicals, including formaldehyde and methylene chloride, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching a local ...

Workers cleaning chemical spill at Portage, Wisconsin, plastics plant lacked training, personal protective equipment

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Nov. 12, 2014)

Workers cleaning a chemical spill at Penda Corp. in Portage had not been trained in proper cleanup procedures or provided proper personal protective equipment, according to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA found that workers experienced symptoms of overexposure to an ...

EPA Settlement with Altadis U.S.A. Inc. Ensures Compliance with Toxic Chemical Reporting Safeguards at McAdoo, Pa., Tobacco Plant

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 7, 2014)

An Environmental Protection Agency settlement with Altadis U.S.A., Inc., on toxic chemical reporting requirements, will help communities and first responders to prepare for chemical emergencies. EPA cited the company for violating the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), a federal law designed to inform the public and ...

Frontier Refining agrees to resolve alleged risk management planning and chemical reporting violations at Cheyenne refinery

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 27, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Frontier Refining has agreed to pay $153,000 in penalties to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) at its Cheyenne, Wyo. refinery. The agreement resolves alleged violations of the risk management planning ...

Caribbean’s EHS Experts Identify PAHs & Other Hazardous Chemicals

by Zimmetry Environmental  (Oct. 13, 2014)

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, commonly referred to as PAHs, are a group of chemicals that are formed during the incomplete burning of coal, oil and gas, garbage, or other organic substances like tobacco or charbroiled meat. PAHs are often found as a mixture containing two or more of these chemical compounds.   The Department of Health and ...

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 related ...

OSHA cites Haverhill Chemicals after fatal injury of an employee clearing reactor drain

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Oct. 9, 2014)

Following the death of an employee at Haverhill Chemicals LLC, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the manufacturer for 21 serious and two other-than-serious safety violations. Many of the violations involve OSHA's Process Safety Management Standards, which contain ...

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