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  • Portable Workplace Detector for Trace Toxic Chemicals

    ENMET's new mGC (mini Gas Chromatograph) chemical specific portable instrument is designed to detect threat chemicals below the OSHA permissible exposure limits in the industrial workplace for worker safety. This handheld monitor improves information collected from traditional multi-gas survey instruments by providing details about the chemical composition of the sample. It ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Robust processes thanks to early hazard identification

    Chemists developing products and processes within this industry face many challenges when transferring a lab scale reaction to the pilot or production scale. A process investigation is a lengthy, expensive and iterative process in which many experiments are necessary in order to fully optimize and characterize a piece of chemistry. In many cases, a hazard investigation is only carried out once ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Next-Generation Heroin Identification for TacticID®

    B&W Tek, an advanced mobile instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms, is proud to announce that their award-winning TacticID handheld spectrometer now has the proven capability to identify street heroin samples. The TacticID system has the industry’s largest on-board library of narcotics, pharmaceutical ...


    By B&W Tek

  • Stay alert by using facility identification products

    ICC The Compliance Center, a manufacturer of printed products for compliance with hazardous materials/dangerous goods regulations is now offering signs, tags and pipemarkers for compliance with workplace regulations. Signs, tags and pipemarkers are an important part of any safety plan when hazardous materials/dangerous goods are kept on the premises. Keeping employees safe helps reduce injuries ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • ASTM B657 - 11 Guide for Metallographic Identification of Microstructure in Cemented Carbides

    The microstructure of a cemented carbide affects the material’mechanical and physical properties. This guide is not intended to be used as a specification for carbide grades. Producers and users may use the microstructural information as a guide in developing their own specifications. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers apparatus and procedures for the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Recent Federal Developments in Hazardous Substances

    EPA Publishes Chemical Data Reporting Rule: On August 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule entitled Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. The revisions, which were first announced August 2, 2011, expand the requirements for ...


    By Acta Group

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mechanics repeatedly exposed to chemical hazards at Illinois garage OSHA cites Transport Tech LLC for 5 repeat safety violations at Hillside, Illinois, facility

    A complaint investigation found that Transport Tech LLC failed to provide employees with an effective training program, including information on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals at its Hillside repair facility. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for five repeat safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of ...

  • New list of hazardous substances spotlighted for international action

    A new range of everyday and industrial chemicals used in carpets and textiles up to aviation devices and medical equipment may soon be controlled or eliminated under an international hazardous substances treaty. Scientists this week began reviewing four to add to a list of five substances already short-listed last year for consideration under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic ...

  • EPA Settles With Anchorage Companies for Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with UIC Roofing and UIC Construction in Anchorage, Alaska for alleged mishandling of hazardous waste in violation of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). “Improperly managing hazardous waste puts people and our environment at risk from exposure to harmful substances,” said Ed Kowalski, Director of EPA’s ...

  • EPA and European Chemicals Agency sign agreement to enhance chemical safety (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have announced a partnership that will promote enhanced technical cooperation on chemical management activities. The partnership is part of EPA's commitment to improve chemical safety. ECHA is the agency that implements the European Union’s chemical management program known as REACH (Registration, ...

  • FAO and WHO Publish Guidelines on Highly Hazardous Pesticides

    On May 10, 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidelines on highly hazardous pesticides (HHP) (Guidelines) as part of the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management (Code of Conduct). HHPs are defined in the Guidelines as ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I(Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Acta Group

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I (Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • SiteHawk Introduces New Chemical Inventory Solution

    SiteHawk is pleased to announce the next-generation release of VeriScan™, the advanced chemical inventory solution that streamlines chemical inventory processes via hand-held tablets and barcode scanning software. VeriScan complements SiteHawk’s existing MSDS management solutions by enabling companies to automate the chemical physical inventory ...


    By SiteHawk

  • EPA planning to release more chemical action plans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is preparing action plans for nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylate (NP/NPE), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), siloxanes, and diisocyanates. EPA is also preparing final action plans for the chemicals remaining on EPA's initial list -- bisphenol A and benzidine dyes. EPA chose the chemicals based on a range of criteria, including ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Toxic waste defiles defunct chemical plant in Hungary

    Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. The government says it will take months before the chemicals are removed and the area can be cleaned up. Gergely Simon, a Greenpeace chemicals expert, called the situation at the Budapest Chemical Works "near catastrophic." He said ...


    By Associated Press

  • Four New Chemicals Proposed for Global Blacklist

    PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay, May 5, 2005 (ENS) - Four new chemicals have been proposed for a global ban at the first meeting of the ...

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