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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., ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Webinar - NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Nov. 19, 2014)

While the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it is only a tool for other nations to utilize, adopt, and amend as appropriate for their country-specific needs. There are substantial differences among the approaches taken ...

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 ...

NAFTA members` GHS Programs: A comparative analysis

by The Acta Group  (Nov. 20, 2014)

Webinar Presented by Bloomberg BNA Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) While the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it ...

Aligning Chemical Classification, Labeling Is Goal of EU Delegates in Transatlantic Talks

by Bloomberg BNA  (May 15, 2014)

U.S. and European authorities may never be able to reconcile their regulatory schemes for chemicals and cosmetics, but they could cooperate more closely in a number of ways, including how they classify and label chemicals, according to two position papers published by the European Commission May 14. The papers, which the commission said it ...

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 ...

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