Hazardous Materials News

  • A New Mentality in Process Modeling

    BREEZE Software is featured in the Chemical Engineeringarticle titled "A New Mentality in Process Modeling" that was published on June 1, 2017. The section heading titled Visualizing Complex Scenarios highlights the abilities of BREEZE Incident Analyst and BREEZE’s custom real-time modeling solutions to effectively assess impacts from a hazardous toxic release at a ...

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Still Pose Hazards in Puerto Rico

    In Puerto Rico and across much of the Caribbean, chrysotile is one of the most frequently found forms of asbestos. Chrysotile is just one of six asbestos and asbestiform minerals that regulatory agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recognize. In addition to chrysotile, the others include actinolite, ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Identifying Lead Poisoning Exposure Hazards in Residential Housing

    There are still at least 4 million households in the United States that have children living in them who are being exposed to high levels of lead according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency also reports that no safe blood lead level in children has ever been identified.   In 1978 the federal government banned consumer uses of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ethane Goes To Sea

    MAN Diesel & Turbo said the world’s first ME-GIE (-Gas Injection Ethane) two-stroke engine has successfully passed gas trials on board the Gaschem Beluga, a liquefied ethylene gas (LEG) carrier, while sailing between Houston and the Bahamas. The Mitsui-MAN B&W 7G50ME-C9.5-GIE unit is the first in a series of two ...

  • 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.

  • Halving Global Carbon Emissions by 2040 Within Reach

    Governments, investors and businesses must seize the opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 while ensuring economic development and energy access for all, but they must act now to accelerate clean electrification, decarbonization beyond power and energy productivity improvement, says the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC). The ETC recently (4/25) launched its "Better energy, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Don’t Get Caught Between Pot and a Hard Place

    Legalized marijuana is becoming increasingly prevalent, with 23 states and the District of Columbia having legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. That means more than 150 million Americans now have legal access to marijuana. In Canada, the recently elected Justin Trudeau Liberal government has promised to introduce legislation paving the way for the federal legalization of marijuana ...


    By SafetySmart

  • iTHERM TMS01 MultiSens Flex Multipoint Thermometer

    By complying with the highest safety standards, it can be customized for various applications. Bendable into a 3D layout, it provides a complete temperature profile just by using one nozzle. The TMS01 is configurable with or without thermowells for optimal response times or mechanical strength/sensors replaceability. Available either with TC/RTD technology or with our iTHERM StrongSens insert. ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Arizona Public Service, solar companies reach settlement on solar rates

    Solar companies and Arizona’s largest utility have reached a long-sought rate design settlement that could hopefully bring an end to years of contentious policy debates. The settlement between Arizona Public Service (APS) and solar installation companies includes a smaller net metering rate cut for rooftop solar customers than originally proposed, and includes rate design options for ...

  • Senate confirms Pruitt to lead EPA

    Despite strong objections by environmentalists and clean energy groups, the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), putting President Donald Trump in prime position to fulfill his campaign pledge to revitalize America’s coal and fossil fuel industries. Senators voted 52-46 to confirm Mr. Pruitt, the former attorney general of Oklahoma who has ...

  • 3E Company Collaborates with Reliance Label Solutions to Support Enhanced Compliance with Hazard Communication Standards

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced a strategic alliance with Reliance Label Solutions, a leading provider of labels and label printing solutions for industrial applications. As a result of the collaboration, joint customers ...


    By 3E Company

  • Forbes Announce Major Expansion Of Their Auotmated Thermoplastic Tank Prodcution Facility

    Three years ago Forbes Technologies Lid invested £1.5 million in a brand new facility for the manufacture of large helically wound thermoplastic tanks with capacities in excess of 100 cubic metres. With demand increasing for tanks in High Density Polyethylene PE 100, work has started on a major expansion in production space at their Kelso factory, located in the Scottish Borders. The ...


    By Forbes Technologies Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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