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  • EPA Seeks Public Comment on Analysis of MACT Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustors

    (Washington, D.C. - September 21, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on an analysis of the 2005 Hazardous Waste Combustor Maximum Achievable Control Technology rule.  In March 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion that vacated the standards included in another of EPA’s MACT rules. In light of the ...

  • Hazardous waste was used in specatator area

    Contaminated soil was taken from a former gas works in Attleborough in November 2006 to the racing circuit at Snetterton to form part of a bund to protect spectators, but the soil contained potentially harmful chemicals Swaffham Magistrates’ Court heard today (9/9). The waste should have been taken to a licensed waste site said Mrs Anne-Lise McDonald of the Environment Agency. Two companies were ...

  • Legionella Hazard Analysis and Control to Prevent Legionellosis - ASHRAE Standard 188P

    Naperville, IL - ASHRAE Standard 188P - Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems was unanimously approved for public review and publication in June 2010.  The first public review of Standard 188P was completed in November 2010; there were many supportive comments from industry groups, professional people and from the general public. Already in response to ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • 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

  • Prototype NIST method detects and measures elusive hazards

    A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a relatively simple, inexpensive method for detecting and measuring elusive hazards such as concealed explosives and toxins, invisible spoilage in food or pesticides distributed in soil by wind and rain. The prototype method is more sensitive than conventional techniques for detecting traces of these ...

  • TOC analysis with UV oxidation

    The QuickTOCuv of LAR Process Analysers AG is a continuous operating online analyzer for the determination of total organic carbon (TOC) and total carbon (TC) in water. The parameters are determined using the UV persulphate method in accordance with EN 1484:1997 and US-EPA 415.2. In this procedure, carbons are oxidised to CO2 using a digestion reagent (sodium persulphate) ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Mapping and analysis for Australia floods

    Esri has developed a web application that provides mapping and analysis to enhance Australia flood information supplied through the Ushahidi social network. The network allows people to report incidents via SMS, e-mail, or the web. The information is categorized and analysed using geographic information systems (GIS) technology to provide hot spot visualisation. By combining web GIS capabilities ...


  • Working environment safe from hazardous conditions

    PVM V819 technology provides microscope quality images in process environments The probe-based PVM (Particle Vision & Measurement) is designed for easy installation directly into a pipeline, reactor or other vessel in order to capture real-time particle and droplet images as they naturally exist in processes at full process concentration and under typical process temperatures and pressures. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Mesothelioma risk and asbestos hazards prompt testing in Washington

    Due to the recent public health emergency declared in Libby, Montana, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun testing residential yards near a former W.R. Grace & Company insulation factory in Spokane, Washington. EPA work crews are testing for the presence of asbestos, a toxic mineral associated with the development of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Vermiculite Northwest, which ...


  • Magnesium: A Potential Combustible Dust Hazard in the Workplace

    Magnesium (Mg) is a chemical element and an alkaline earth metal.  It is one of the most common elements found in the Earth.  The free element is a highly reactive material that is not found naturally, but is used by today’s industry. The material is one of the most commonly used structural metals.  It is used as a component of aluminum alloys, for die-casting and to remove ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Sunoco refinery fined $32,000 for process hazards

    OSHA has cited Sunoco Inc. in Marcus Hook, Pa., for workplace safety and health violations. Proposed penalties total $32,000. The agency"s Philadelphia Area Office initiated the investigation following an ethylene complex explosion at the Marcus Hook refinery in May 2009. As a result of the investigation, the company was issued one repeat violation, with a penalty of $25,000, and two serious ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • 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 ...

  • Identifying and Mitigating Welding Fume and Gas Exposure Hazards

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), there are over half a million workers in the United States that are involved with welding, cutting and brazing. Worldwide, the number of workers involved in these activities is in the millions. OSHA states that welding, cutting and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and ...

  • MEDOR® Exp : online monitoring of sulphur in Hazardous zones

    The MEDOR® Exp from CHROMATOTEC® offers continuous, on-line analysis of sulphur compounds from concentrations as low as 1 ppb in natural and biogas feeds. The compounds analysed by the system include all naturally occurring sulphurs such as H2S, methyl and ethyl mercaptan as well as all odorant blends. The system uses ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists Help Prevent Workplace Hazards

    Last month, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was interviewed for an article with NBC News.  The article, “OSHA Chief: Inequality in America is About Workplace Hazards, Too” discusses workplace challenges that concern more than just what a worker earns. In the article, David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H., states, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Surveillance and Monitoring of Explosive, Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Hazards

    This report provides: An overview of the global market for the surveillance and monitoring of explosive, chemical, biological, and nuclear hazards. Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013 and 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019. Discussion of how hazards due to industrial accidents, nuclear plant accidents, ...


  • Worker exposure and the hazards of abrasive blasting materials

    Late last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Fact Sheet entitled, “Protecting Workers from the Hazards of Abrasive Blasting Materials.”  The four page document discusses the need for employers to protect workers from hazardous dust levels, toxic metals and the high levels of noise associated with abrasive blasting. Abrasive ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Illinois Residents Warned of Asbestos Hazards in Popcorn Ceilings

    Removing popcorn ceilings is a common home improvement project for many Illinois residents.  This surfacing technique, used in many residential properties, is no longer in style and can even lower property values.    Many homes and apartments that were built between the 1960s and 1980s used popcorn ceilings as a standard method of texturing ceilings.  Today, many property ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Floridians Warned of Asbestos Hazards in Popcorn Ceilings

    Hundreds of thousands of homes, apartments and condominiums were built across Florida from the 1960s through the 1980s.  During this same time frame, a favorite ceiling texturing technique used by many builders is the now outdated look of popcorn ceilings.   Many of these older homes have been remodeled over the years and one of the favorite projects for homeowners to tackle is removing ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The many faces of fire hazards in industrial settings

    Fire and explosion accidents are of major concern to the owners and operators of refineries and petrochemical, gas processing, terminal, and offshore facilities. Statistics have shown that the majority of monetary loss in these types of complexes is due to fire and explosion. According to statistics, 77 percent of the monetary loss in refinery and petrochemical complexes is due to fire and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

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