Chemical Safety Articles

  • Maximizing Visual Safety Communication with Safety Icons

    Safety icons are an efficient way to explain and alert about a hazard and instruct on the precautions to be taken in the workplace. People are accustomed to seeing safety signs both in public and work spaces, and the fact that safety icons can be recognized in most parts of the globe makes them a powerful tool for communicating safety hazards. However, to maximize their value, there are some ...


    By Pro-Sapien Software Ltd

  • TSCA tips for European chemical stakeholders

    Changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) occasioned by enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act have fundamentally changed the way the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reviews new and assesses existing chemical substances in surprising and subtle ways. Our 26-professionals TSCA practice in Washington, D.C. has been “doing TSCA” ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A conversation with Maximillian Hekmat

    Maximillian Hekmat is the Associate Director of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and a transformational EHS leader. Max is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Registered Environmental Manager (REM), and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), with decades of experience in the specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical industries. ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • How chemical treatment programmes can help to boost the efficiency of wastewater treatment

    Ipek Ozturk, Product Manager Wastewater of Kurita Europe, explains how chemical treatment programmes can help to boost the efficiency of wastewater treatment. Successful wastewater treatment is crucial for the smooth operation of refineries and petrochemical plants. A clever chemical treatment programme is able to increase the ratio of water recycling, yielding in ...


    By Kurita

  • Career Opportunities at B&C

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is seeking chemical regulatory attorneys to join our trusted, respected, and highly-experienced team of lawyers, regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts. Positions will be based in our Washington, D.C. office, although telework arrangements may be considered for suitable candidates.  Applicants should be experienced in the Toxic ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Testing Validates Environmentally Friendly Hydraulic Fluids

    Operators seeking next-generation hydraulic fluids typically expect to find products with a low-impact environmental footprint that meets both current and future regulations without skimping on the high-performance requirements some systems need. As a possible solution, EnBio Industries offers its EnBio fluids, a polyalkylene glycol-based lubricant with five characteristics that ...


    By EnBio Industries

  • Why Your Cooling Tower Should Have Drift Eliminator?

    If you have a cooling tower on your facility to remove heat from your operations, you should be using a drift eliminator to keep toxic chemical compounds out of the surrounding environment. Most cooling towers should be fitted with a drift eliminator as way of protecting the natural environment, according to the Federal Energy ...


    By Kimre Inc.

  • EPA Eyes Nonylphenol Ethoxylates

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expanded on June 12, 2018, the list of chemicals subject to reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The list now includes a category containing 13 nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE). NPEs are nonionic surfactants used in a variety of industrial applications and consumer products ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Covers Confidential Chemicals

    On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued guidance to assist companies in creating structurally descriptive chemical names for substances whose specific chemical identities are claimed confidential and for listing substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory. Because the need to retain chemical identity confidentiality is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Bi-On SORB, spherical media for air filtration in industrial applications

    Bioconservacion presents Bi-On® SORB, a spherical alumina based media. Impregnated with potassium permanganate during manufacturing. Bi-On® SORB uses the combined action of physical and chemical processes to control gas emissions. Oxidized gases are converted into harmless products such as CO2 water and salts.  Bi-On® SORB has been designed by Biconservacion to efficiently remove ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Casa Grande, AZ - 6,000 CFM Biocube System - Case Study

    About the Project Summary Casa Grande, AZ – Plant and operations management at a 6 mgd wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and water reclamation facility (WRF) here report elimination of odor complaints through installation of a 9000-cfm biofiltration system. The selection of the biofiltration ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • New Bi-On SORB, the Media in the Form of Spheres for Air Filtration in Industrial Applications

    Bioconservation presents Bi-On SORB, a media in the form of spheres, composed of alumina impregnated with potassium permanganate. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • How To Build A Low Maintenance Remote Level Monitoring System

    If you find yourself visiting a remote tank level monitoringsite for troubleshooting and maintenance too often, then you are losing out on the benefit of having a remote monitoring system. This can happen to you when your sensors and their systems are either inadequate or installed improperly. So ...

  • Charles M. Auer Quoted By Inside EPA Regarding Reorganization Of EPA`s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

    On June 4, 2018, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Inside EPA article “Eying 2018 Deadline, EPA Taps New Division Heads For Reorganized OPPT.” The new reorganization plan is winning approval from former officials. Charles Auer, former director of OPPT and now with the law firm of Bergeson & ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics

    Since enactment on June 22, 2016, of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented a muscular regulatory program expressing Congress’ intent for a new and improved Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The new TSCA framework required significant work and fundamental shifts in regulatory requirements and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Named Director of Chemistry of The Acta Group and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

    The Acta Group (Acta®) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) are pleased to announce that Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. has been named Director of Chemistry for our firms. Dr. Engler joined Acta and B&C as Senior Chemist in January ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Playing with blocks...in the road

    Anyone old enough to remember when “Styrofoam” was considered detrimental to the environment (it can last for decades in a landfill) will appreciate the latest usage of this same technology in rebuilding our infrastructure. Many of us fondly remember the fun we had playing with building blocks as a child, e.g. Lego’s®.  In today’s construction world, EPS Geofoam ...

  • OECD Tour de Table Reports on Developments on Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a May 17, 2018, document entitled Developments in Delegations on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials — Tour de Table.  The document compiles information provided by delegations for the February 2018 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How do I Choose the Best Detergent for My Cleaning Application?

    It’s easy to see that you have a dirty surface that needs to be cleaned. Figuring out what type of cleaner to use can be tricky! Choosing the right product from the outset will make your cleaning task easier, quicker and more efficient. So, how do you know which detergent to use? Dirt is Dirt, Right? Absolutely not! All soils are different and need to be treated properly. A detergent that ...

  • Environmentally sound - Case study

    On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the category of “universal wastes” regulated under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations, codified at Title 40 of the C.F.R., Part 273. 83 Fed. Reg. 11654. According to EPA, this action would benefit the many manufacturing facilities and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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