Hazardous Materials News

  • Flammable Liquids - February 2017 Safety Meeting

    It is important that all workers involved in handling flammable liquids understand correct handling and storage requirements in order to eliminate dangers and prevent fires. Flammable Liquids, the February 2017 safety meeting topic, includes vital information regarding the storage and handling of flammable liquids. Check out these safe work practices to help prevent the ...


    By PEC Safety

  • Rocky Mountain energy providers to explore SPP participation

    Ten electricity service providers representing approximately 6.4 million customers in the U.S. Rocky Mountain region have announced plans to explore potential participation with an existing regional transmission organization (RTO). The informal group, which calls itself the Mountain West Transmission Group, began discussions in 2013 to evaluate ways to expand their market operations, including a ...

  • Tetronics’ plasma solutions featured in Manufacturing Today Europe

    Leading online waste journal, Manufacturing Today Europe has recently featured Tetronics International in their latest issue. The feature gives a great overview of our plasma waste management solutions. The article includes insight and behind the scenes information on our resource recovery and hazardous waste treatment ...

  • Site Safety - January 2017 Safety Meeting

    Did you know that good housekeeping pertains to areas other than your living quarters? Do you know why there are windsocks on construction sites? Site Safety, the January 2017 safety meeting topic, includes vital information regarding hazards controls, emergency preparedness, and good housekeeping. Remember, you are responsible for your safety. Be sure and stay up to date and read through each ...


    By PEC Safety

  • Four new SVHCs added to REACH Candidate List

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has officially added four substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List for authorization, bringing the total number of substances on the list to 173. The new additions of January 12, 2017 are: ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Germany Begins Consultation on Announcement Concerning Manufactured Nanomaterials

    The Committee on Hazardous Substances (AGS) of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) began a public consultation on its update to several technical rules.  AGS seeks comment on Bekanntmachung zu Gefahrstoffen (BekGS) 527, “ ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Massachusetts’ Food Waste Reduction Initiative Creates 900 Jobs, $175 Million Of Economic Activity

    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today issued a report, which found that the Massachusetts Commercial Food Waste Ban has created more than 900 jobs and stimulated $175 million in economic activity across the Commonwealth during the first two years ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • REACH Enforcement Action to Focus on CLP, SVHC and PIC

    The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement is set to launch a new enforcement campaign focusing on the classification and labeling of mixtures and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). This comes as part of its sixth major coordinated enforcement project under REACH and encompasses three key enforcement priorities for ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • European hazardous waste management improving, but its prevention needs attention

    Despite improvements in hazardous waste management, more measures would be required to prevent the build-up of hazardous waste across Europe, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report released today. The report reviews the application of waste prevention programmes across European countries regarding waste types that are considered to be most dangerous to human health and the ...

  • WEBINAR - New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule

    On November 28, 2016, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule was published in the Federal Register and is effective as of December 31, 2016. This rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Protecting workers in industries that utilize cobalt and cobalt compounds

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). It contained newly reviewed substances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans. Included in this list was the metallic element cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo.  According to the National Toxicology Program (NTP), the ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • OPEC reaches deal to cut production

    In a surprise move, member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement last week on its first output cut since 2008. The announcement sent oil prices surging, with Brent crude having its biggest weekly rally since 2009, as traders weighed the possibility the deal may help erase the global supply glut.  Prices have declined more than 50 percent ...

  • EPA Announces Meeting Of The BOSC Chemical Safety For Sustainability Subcommittee

    On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) announced a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors’ (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee meeting via notice in the Federal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Safety In A New Office

    Moving takes place in several phases. Beyond the packing and unpacking, there are subtleties like where to put your lava lamp and which room offers the best lighting for that Elvis picture you inherited from your Uncle Albert. Those are details you want to get right because they add to the ambiance and make you feel good. But here’s something else you want to get right: staying safe. You ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • PCB-Containing Caulk Hazards in Some New York Homes and Buildings

    Caulking compounds are found in virtually all homes, businesses, and schools throughout New York and the nation. However, according to research conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Caulk put in place between 1950 and 1979 may contain as much as 40 percent PCBs and can emit PCBs into the surrounding air. PCBs from caulk may also contaminate adjacent materials such ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ‘Edoc for hazardous waste’ being developed

    The UK’s four environmental agencies are working together to develop an electronic hazardous waste tracking system to replace the current paper-based consignment note system. A website for Hazdoc, similar to the electronic duty of care (Edoc) service, has been made but the service will not be operational until about 2019-20. This follows four events held in June and July across England, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • AWWA distributes radio PSA to mark Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    The American Water Works Association marked Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by distributing a radio public service announcement that urges homeowners to remove sources of lead that can come into contact with water. “More than ever, homeowners and renters are receptive to hearing about how to protect their families from lead risks, about getting their water tested, about complete lead service ...

  • TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness Training Series Explains Perils of Hazardous Materials

    Even with the best prevention methods in place, incidents involving hazardous materials are bound to happen. Understanding the nature of hazardous materials – and how to respond to various types of incidents – will help you quickly manage a dangerous situation and minimize damage. TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness is a ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Cave-in Protection Violations Land Plumbing Company In Severe Violator Program

    Cave-in protection violations resulted in a Chicago-based plumbing company to be placed on the Severe Violator Program. OG Plumbing LLC, was recently cited by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one serious, one willful, and three repeat violations. ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • VelocityEHS Helps NSC Congress & Expo Attendees Take the Complexity out of HazCom Compliance

    VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, has been selected to speak among an elite group of industry professionals at the 2016 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo in Anaheim, California on ...


    By VelocityEHS

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