Hazardous Materials News

  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Ending Secondary Exposure Risks for Workers’ Families

    October 21st through the 27th is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) in the United States. This same period is recognized as International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action in much of the rest of the world.   In the U.S., National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is described by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a weeklong campaign to bring together individuals, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Residents of Puerto Rico Prepare to Celebrate National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    Just how many children and adults in Puerto Rico suffer from lead poisoning is hard to determine since the Puerto Rico Department of Health has no formal blood lead surveillance program. For children on the islands, considered the most vulnerable group for lead poisoning by most health experts, the prevalence of elevated blood lead levels is considered to be comparable to lead poisoning rates in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Protecting Families and Workers from Exposure Hazards

    Later this month, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is recognized across the United States. The event takes place from October 21st through the 27th in what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes as a weeklong campaign to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state and local governments to help increase lead awareness by using their efforts and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) which takes place this year from October 21st through the 27th.   “NLPPW is a weeklong event meant to help increase awareness and reduce childhood lead exposure risks by using the efforts ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • QED heads to Contamination Expo Series 2018

    QED Environmental Systems, a leading global supplier of environmental equipment will be attending this year’s Contamination Expo Series at the NEC in Birmingham on the 12th and 13th September. ...

  • “TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics” Webinar Quoted By Bloomberg Environment

    On June 25, 2018, Bloomberg Environment included quotes from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®)’s “TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics” webinar in the article “Chemical Companies Get Flexibility in Data Submissions, May Cut Costs.” The EPA will start asking chemical manufacturers to provide certain types of health, ecological, or other ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • GCC proposes restrictions on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    On 28 March 2018, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a proposed Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States (GCC) Technical Regulation restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (commonly referred to as "RoHS," as modeled off of the EU’s ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Hazardous waste specialist prepares for £1m revenue boost with new shredder

    Hazardous waste specialist Wastege has invested in an UNTHA S25 shredder as the team gears up to take on an additional £1m of business. The Hull headquartered firm has more than 30 years’ waste management and recycling experience, supporting clients throughout the UK. But with an ever-growing reputation for tackling particularly complex materials, Wastege is ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Health Canada calls for proactive efforts to transition to WHMIS 2015

    A big deadline is approaching in Canada -- Full compliance with WHMIS 2015 is expected by 1 December 2018 across all Canadian jurisdictions. On 28 March 2018, Health Canada emailed two fact sheets addressing compliance with the Hazardous Products Regulations, otherwise known as WHMIS 2015. The fact sheets published by Health Canada are titled “ ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Eurasian economic union enforces restrictions of use of hazardous substances in electronics

    On 1 March 2018, the Eurasian Economic Union enforced the Eurasian Economic Union Technical Regulation on Restrictions on use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronics products (037/2016). The Regulation is aligned with the EU RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • German Raw Material Efficiency Award

    We have been constructing VacuDry® systems for our customers in Germany and abroad in which a total of > 1.000 tons per day of hazardous waste are prepared for reuse, for 15 years. In Bavaria we have been trying to find appreciation for our work at various export and environmental awards. What we did not manage at home, one of our customers in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) has now achieved: The ...

  • thinkstep sponsoring the Future of Surfactants Summit Europe

    thinkstep sponsored the Future of Surfactants Summit Europe. In this context Margarida Gama, Senior Consultant, thinkstep gave an inspiring speech: “Sustainability: a driver for innovation in the home and personal care sector”. Over the two days, experts from companies like thinkstep, Henkel, BASF and LMC International provided an in-depth analysis of current challenges and ...


    By thinkstep

  • New EU RoHS project to review restricted substance list and exemptions

    On 9 February 2018, the Oeko-Institut announced the launch of a "Study to support the review of the list of restricted substances and to assess a new exemption request under RoHS 2." This study is categorized as RoHS Pack 15, and includes the assessment of seven substances for possible addition to Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • European Commission Adds 25 CMRs To REACH Annex XVII

    If you supply chemical products to the European market, you should be aware that last week the European Commission made significant amendments to the Appendices to Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation. Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1510 – which makes changes to Entries 28, 29 and 30 of Annex XVII – specifically concerns substances classified as CMRs. What are CMRs? ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • ABIH® Supports National and International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    October 22nd through the 28th is International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW). The World Health Organization (WHO) is promoting ILPPW awareness and actions to address the human health effects of lead exposure, especially for children. In the United States, the same dates are recognized as National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week which is being promoted by the Centers for Disease ...

  • National Preparedness Month Reminds Industry to Plan Ahead for Emergencies and Natural Disasters

    For over a decade, September has been recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM).  The designation began in 2004 when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiated efforts to build awareness and preparedness in advance of potential natural or man-made disasters. FEMA has announced that this year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” ...

  • Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and ABA Books Release New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation, released today by the American Bar Association (ABA).  This new book is a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New facility for LNG to be built in Western Australia

    A new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) waste processing facility based on technology engineered by the econ industries group will be realised in Karratha’s industrial precinct in Western Australia. The secure storage, processing and purification facility will be the first of its kind in Australia. It will process and recycle spent catalyst and hazardous waste by-products which are removed from ...

  • Hazardous Waste – March 2017 Safety Meeting

    Every year, 3.36 billion pounds of toxic waste is disposed of or released into the environment. It is important your company has a waste management plan to ensure workers have access to information on proper disposal procedures. Hazardous Waste, the March 2017 safety meeting topic, will give you, your company, and its employees valuable information regarding hazardous waste. ...


    By PEC Safety

  • Circular Economy: EU Commission Delivers on Its Promises

    One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the European Commission has reported on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan. Together with the report, the Commission also: took further measures recently (1/26) by establishing a Circular Economy Finance Support Platform with the European Investment Bank (EIB) bringing together investors and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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