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  • Webinar - NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis

    While the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it is only a tool for other nations to utilize, adopt, and amend as appropriate for their country-specific needs. There are substantial differences among the approaches taken by Canada, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NAFTA members` GHS Programs: A comparative analysis

    Webinar Presented by Bloomberg BNA Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) While the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it ...


    By Acta Group

  • PEFTEC 2017 announces seminar program

    The organisers of PEFTEC 2017 (Antwerp, 29-30th November) have published details of a comprehensive series of seminars that will follow the event’s themes of testing, analysis and monitoring in the petrochemical sectors.  Running throughout both days of the event, a program of over 60 seminars will operate from 8 different ...

  • 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

  • The Business Case for Occupational Health and Safety Programs

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), it has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers' compensation costs. The 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index recently reported that the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries alone cost almost $62 billion annually from direct U.S. workers’ compensation costs. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Protecting Workers from Skin Exposure to Hazardous Materials

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that more than 13 million workers in the United States alone are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin. The agency goes on to proclaim that dermal exposures to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA petroleum refinery emphasis program nets $240,750 in proposed penalties

    OSHA has cited Sinclair Tulsa Refining Co. with one alleged willful and one serious following an inspection at the company"s crude oil refinery in Tulsa. Proposed penalties total $240,750. OSHA"s Oklahoma City Area Office began its investigation Feb. 4 at the company"s facility on 25th Street in Tulsa. The inspection was initiated as part of OSHA"s National Emphasis Program for Petroleum ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • OSHA holds stakeholder meeting on injury and illness prevention programs

    On Monday, July 20, 2010, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held the fourth of five scheduled Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) stakeholder meetings. OSHA held the informal, information-gathering meeting for all interested parties as part of its development of a rule intended to reduce injuries and illnesses in the workplace by proactively addressing ...


    By Acta Group

  • Establish, Maintain and Improve Health and Safety Programs with New Online Management Service

    The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed a new online occupational health and safety management service, OSH Wise, designed to help organizations establish, maintain and improve their health and safety programs while meeting their legislative responsibilities. The OSH Wise management service can help small to medium sized organizations establish a health and ...

  • Fall Protection Programs Help to Prevent Worker Injuries and Fatalities

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. They are also a common cause for costly noncompliance penalties against employers that have failed to follow fall protection requirements. In fact, just a few months ago, OSHA announced proposed penalties of over $1.5 million after a Florida ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Holds Hearing on IRIS Program

    On July 14, 2011, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight held a hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program. According to the hearing charter, the hearing was prompted in part by the recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on EPA's formaldehyde assessment, which focused on the ...


    By Acta Group

  • ABIH Encourages Awareness of Respirable Hazards during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Across the United States, November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  In the U.S., more people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.  It is also the second most commonly diagnosed form of cancer.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as recently as 2010, over 201,000 people were diagnosed with the condition and over 158,000 died due to lung ...

  • Outdoor Workers’ Safety Training Should Include Mitigating Lightning Hazards

    The summer months bring increased thunderstorm activity to many regions that can kill or severely injure workers involved in outdoor activities. According to a fact sheet from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in the United States alone, cloud-to-ground lightning occurs 20 to 25 million times each year. Global ...

  • National Research Council Releases Report Praising EPA’s IRIS Program Enhancements

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) actions to improve its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program, which provides information on the health effects of environmental contaminants, were applauded in a report by the National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC). “I’m proud of the hard work our scientists have put into improving our IRIS ...

  • US$1m Texas Township hazardous drum cleanup nearly complete

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has nearly completed its $1 million Superfund cleanup of hazardous chemical drums on West O Avenue in Texas Township, Mich., near Kalamazoo. Some materials remain at the site staged for disposal. Security will be maintained at the property until the materials are collected and sent to EPA-approved disposal facilities. Michigan Department of ...

  • Making the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Work For You

    The public comment period on the proposed revisions to the hazardous waste management program closed just before the end of 2015. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed these regulations to ”address gaps in the regulations, provide greater flexibility for hazardous waste generators to manage their hazardous ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Spatial Roundtable Focuses on Risk Analysis for Gas Utilities

    Online Forum Asks if GIS Can Serve as a Framework for Satisfying DIMP Regulations. REDLANDS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Geography is tied to every element of risk analysis for gas distribution. On this premise, gas utilities are able to use geographic information system (GIS) technology in their work to satisfy Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) regulations, according to Rob Brook, ...


    By Esri

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