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  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Carcinogens are Cancer Causing Chemicals

    What’s at Stake? A carcinogen is any substance that can cause cancer. They are chronic toxins that cause damage after repeated or long-term exposure. For some people, the workplace can be a source of exposure to some carcinogens, such as asbestos, benzene, or formaldehyde. What’s the Danger? Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Chemical cleaning guide - Case study

    Purpose This plant service bulletin provides guidelines to owners and operators on when to chemically clean boilers and steam generating equipment. Background Though current standard water treatment practices may be followed, the internal surfaces of boiler waterside components (including supply tubes, headers and drums) can accumulate deposits over a period ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Online Chemical Oxygen Demand for Treatment Optimization - Case Study

    A wide variety of products are made in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries, that require large volumes of chemicals, materials, and substances that are used throughout process operations. Waste water from these facilities typically include contaminants, toxins, nutrients, and organic content that presents challenges with regards to treatment. A major UK based chemical ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • SDS Authoring Software

    When creating an official SDS that will be distributed via SDS software, it is critical that those who are responsible for SDS services follow the standardized document format. This format ensures that all information deemed essential to understanding a chemical and the potential hazard it presents is provided on one easily referenced sheet. SDSs must be generated to include sixteen specific ...


    By Lisam Systems

  • Final TSCA reporting and recordkeeping rule for nanoscale materials available

    On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register a Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rule establishing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale.  According to a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - msdsBinders provides safer, faster and more compliant MSDS management

    Husky Energy: Responsible Offshore Operations The Atlantic division of Husky Energy is a key growth area for Husky and runs the offshore operations off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Situation Before msdsBinders, Atlantic Husky used an excel spreadsheet to track all 600 approved chemicals; “The problem was that the document was ...

  • U.S. TSCA Reform Update: Recent Implementation Activities

    On June 22, 2016, the primary chemical control legislation in the United States, the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), underwent significant amendment. Enacted as the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, this TSCA Reform includes substantial new responsibility and authority for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for oversight of chemical safety in the ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Know your Enemies - workplace hazards

    What’s at Stake If you and your buddies were facing a dangerous, deceptive enemy, you’d want to find out all you could about it and share any information you come up with. The fact is you do have such a treacherous enemy - the workplace hazard. What’s the Danger An unnoticed hazard can take your life in an instant, or cause you a lifetime of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Evaluating membrane performance in recycled water treatment plants for assets replacement strategy

    Membranes are an important barrier used in recycled water treatment plants for pathogen removal. Understanding performance over operational life is important to inform membrane replacement. In this study, full scale virus challenge testing was conducted on newly commissioned membranes to validate virus log removal values for accreditation. After six years of operation, the membrane integrity ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - msdsBinders instrumental in implementing RBS Bulk Systems safety policies

    Introduction RBS Bulk Systems provides high-quality dry and liquid bulk transportation services throughout Western Canada and the United States. For RBS, accurate MSDS management is essential to ensure both safety and compliance while transporting a broad range of products for their customers. Situation Prior to becoming a msdsBinders ...

  • Toxics and health: 8 documentaries you need to see

    Powerful films provide information to keep your family safe Most of us turn on the TV to relax after a busy day or to catch up on the day’s events. That is just fine, but if you haven’t discovered the power of well-made documentaries yet, give it a try. Documentaries are nonfictional films that rely on personal experiences, interviews and other storytelling ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Discharge quality from municipal wastewater treatment plants and the Sludge Biotic Index for activated sludge: integrative assessment

    Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are scrutinized by Environmental Authorities particularly regarding the compliance to discharge limit values fixed by national and local regulations. An integrated approach is necessary to achieve the objectives established with Directive 2000/60/EC (WFD) considering the ecological status of the receiving water body and the quality of the discharge. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 2017 NEMC LIMS Session Presentations

    The presentations in the LIMS Session at NEMC this year may be downloaded off the following link under LIMS in the Modern Laboratory. More about Khemia Software Khemia Software is a premier provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for the environmental, water/wastewater, food & ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • Stop the hit and miss in coagulation-flocculation: AppliTek’s charge density analyzer to reduce polymer dosing

    Specialist manufacturer AppliTek NV has the pleasure to announce its latest analytical solution, called EZ-Charge®, for reducing the potentially skyrocketing costs that come with controlling the amount of suspended solids in waste water treatment. The novel water analyzer has been developed in cooperation with AQRatio (Germany), a company specialized in sewage sludge analysis and control. ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Improvement of phosphorus removal by calcium addition in the iron electrocoagulation process

    Small-scale wastewater treatment plants (SWTPs) are widely used as decentralized wastewater treatment systems in sparsely populated areas of Japan. Iron electrolysis, an electrocoagulation technology, is installed in these SWTPs for phosphorus removal. Phosphorus can be removed via the formation of an insoluble compound containing phosphate and iron, such as FePO4; however, it was necessary to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The ABCs of Polyethylene (PE / Plastic) Tanks

    The A B C’s of Poly Processing Tanks When deciding on choosing a particular industrial, commercial or residential polyethylene (PE or poly) processing ‘TANK’ there are specific and general issues that must be identified to define the actual tank, the configuration of the tank and fittings, and let us not forget the cost.  Cost will include the tank, the ...

  • California Bill would require disclosure of cleaning product ingredients

    On September 13, 2017, the California Senate passed the final version of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258), which would require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical ingredients on the product label and on the manufacturer’s website. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 27 to 13. The California Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 55 to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - Value that goes beyond MSDS Management

    SanLing Resources SanLing Energy Ltd is an intermediate sized commodity balanced oil & gas company operating in BC & Alberta. SanLing uses msdsBinders to manage their MSDSs but there are many additional features beyond managing MSDSs that clients can utilize. Value-Added Inventory Support Shirley Pohl, HSE Representative from SanLing ...

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