safety regulation Articles

  • The CoSHH Solution!

    The health of thousands of individuals continues to be affected by exposure to hazardous substances, carcinogens and chemicals in the workplace. The government created the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) regulations to ensure employers control chemical exposure and promote good health in the work place at all ...


    By Sevron Safety Solutions

  • Transportation Revisions Are Coming Down the Pipeline

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently signaled interest in revising the hazardous materials regulations (HMR) governing transportation of combustible materials. PHMSA seeks to harmonize domestic and international regulations applicable to transportation of combustible ...


    By Acta Group

  • CPSC Moves Ahead on Harmful Products Database

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted on its website on October 14, 2010, its draft final rule concerning the creation of a publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products and other substances subject to CPSC regulation. The database is intended to provide a single point of access to reports of harm involving consumer products, manufacturer’s ...


    By Acta Group

  • Occupational and industrial safety case study

    Service performed: Health and safety management system design Summary: EFI Global worked closely with a global manufacturer of wool fiberglass and foam insulation to develop a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) for its 13 U.S. facilities. Development of the HSMS required in-depth understanding of the plant’s operations, corporate best management ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Skills XP

    Competency- and certification-management is a time consuming and  complex process. Especially if you are in the so called safety conscious industries where personnel must be certifi ed according to safety- and industry regulations. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a clear overview of certifications and competences in your organization? A system that shows you your organization’s training gap ...


    By Risktec Solutions

  • Sulfonamide artificial sweeteners in food products analysis of acesulfame, saccharin and cyclamate by HPLC with post-column derivatization

    Nonnutritive sweeteners are widely used in foods and beverages. Since some studies raised questions about long-term safety of these compounds, their concentration in food products is regulated. Among the artificial sweeteners used worldwide Saccharin and Cyclamate cause most controversy and their use is restricted in many countries, including the US. Liquid chromatography is a method of choice ...

  • Legislating risk: the USA struggles to reform its policies for the assessment and management of risk

    This paper focuses on recent efforts in the United States to improve the federal government's approach to regulating risk, with particular emphasis on legislation introduced in the Congress of the United States that was designed to reform and standardize risk assessment and risk management practices at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The future of traditional medicine

    With the increasing demand for various forms of traditional medicine, here considered under the umbrella term of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), to be available as part of mainstream healthcare, the WHO has formulated a strategy to assist member states in facilitating integration. Notwithstanding problems with defining CAM in the first instance, there are major issues of safety, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The civil liability regime and the system of compensation for nuclear damage (part 2)

    The international, community and national legal framework had to adapt promptly to changes in the use of nuclear energy and to the increasing transports of radioactive material. In fact, the international community realised very early that it was necessary to harmonise the regulations applicable to the transport of nuclear substances. The safety of radioactive material transport is based on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Charles M. Auer Quoted By Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Discussing EPA Regulation of New Chemicals

    On June 14, 2017, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “EPA Pledges Long-Term Elimination of New Chemicals Backlog.” The percentage of new chemicals the EPA has regulated before and since the [Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act] ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Surveying the Food Safety Training Needs of Environmental Health Specialists in the U.S.

    The ultimate responsibility to produce and process safe foods at the retail level lies with the operator. The high percentage of establishments found to be out of compliance with food safety standards, however, suggests that the retail food service industry needs help. Many regulators offer help in the form of food safety training and education. An online survey of food safety education and ...

  • Waste trade market in the city of Bhopal, India: a case study on recycled MSW

    This paper investigates the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) trade market in the city of Bhopal, India, and presents results of field surveys conducted to determine the movement of MSW through a succession of ragpickers and traders to its ultimate destination of Recycling-Units. This waste-trade is carried out through a hierarchy of waste-dealers who deal in increasing waste specificities such that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cradle to Grave

    COMPLIANCE Recent regulatory activity in North America, Europe and Asia has given a clear signal that chemical producers will be held responsible for their products through the entire life cycle. To help manage those responsibilities, 3E Company’s growing suite of software systems and services now offers compliance assistance from R&D right through to disposal. 3E Company started business in ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Specific environmental release categories—A tool for improving chemical safety assessment in the EC—report of a multi‐stakeholder workshop

    In April 2011, experts from industry and authorities met for a workshop to discuss experience and future developments regarding the use of specific environmental release categories (SPERCs) in chemicals safety assessment (CSA) under the European Chemicals Regulation Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH). This article provides a summary of the workshop. It briefly ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Comparison of typical regulatory mechanisms for improving global mine safety and health

    A comparative study on the typical regulatory mechanisms of the USA, South Africa and China. This paper makes a comparative analysis of the institutional and regulatory framework in mine safety and health among the three nations. The study highlights the positive role of the current US safety framework, which results in a mutually supportive triangle consisting in law enforcement, technology, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of the effectiveness of an operational and regulatory system. (Radiation protection. Recommendations, 2005, of the World Council of Nuclear Workers)

    Upon choosing a nuclear option and during the implementation or operation of the project, frequently two main questions are asked relevant to the effectiveness of both the project management and the operating organisation and the regulatory authority or system that is responsible for performing the regulatory functions necessary to assure the safety and security of the whole project and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk Assessment: Refinery MACT 1 and 2

    Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the U.S. EPA to determine for source categories subject to Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards whether the emission standards provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health.  This assessment is carried out by the U.S. EPA in a two-step ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Chemicals get a bad reaction in Washington

    Regulation of reactive chemicals has been debated for years. According to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB) 2002 report, there have been 167 serious reactive chemical accidents during the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents. Despite the debate, neither legislative nor regulatory action is expected any time soon. The Occupational Safety and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A Burden Lifted

    If one lists out all the provisions and regulations to do with health and safety in the workplace, the protection of the environment and public safety, one might be suprised that companies, whether they be manufacturers or carriers, can get any work done at all. This burden of compliance is at its greatest in the hazarous materials arena, where very strict requirements are placed on operators, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Senate EPW committee holds hearing on TSCA reform bill

    On March 18, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697). Supporters of S. 697 maintain that it significantly ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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