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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

  • A Global Survey on GHS Labels for Pesticides 2015

    It is generally expected that the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) will be adopted for pesticides. The biggest impact of GHS on pesticides will be pesticide classification and product labels due to the introduction of  ...


    By ChemSafetyPRO.COM

  • EPA releases survey results on coal ash impoundments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making information publicly available from electric utilities on the management of coal combustion residuals contained in surface impoundments and similar management units.  Following the coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority facility in Kingston, Tenn., EPA requested the information from electric utilities to inform an assessment of the ...

  • A Global Survey on GHS Labels for Small Containers 2015

    It is difficult to label small containers given the fact that there is a lot of info that needs to be included on a GHS label and the outer surface area of the containers is always limited. Luckily, many countries allow some GHS label elements (i.e. hazard statements or precautionary statements) to be omitted from a label ...


    By ChemSafetyPRO.COM

  • US EPA surveys Illinois flood waste

    US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has begun to assess 19 flood-impacted Illinois counties. The effort, called a 'mission assignment' was requested by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Illinois, which have provided $200,000 to conduct the work. EPA's field operations include assessment, cleanup and disposal of hazardous materials and oil releases, including orphan ...

  • Survey identifies over 300,000 jobs in California

    California is leading the way in creating an environmentally sensitive economy, with more than 300,000 people spending at least half their time on the job focused on green products or services, according to a new state Employment Development Department (EDD) survey that drew responses from nearly 15,500 employers. In all, the study identified nearly half-a-million green jobs in California. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Industry surveys reveal that SMEs may be disposing of waste incorrectly

    The research set out to discover how well-informed Britain’s businesses are about their obligations under the Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005). It makes good business sense to manage waste in the right way, and this research has shown that while Britain’s business owners are keen to do their bit, they need more help to get it right. The survey asked ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • IAQ Test Kit Identifies Formaldehyde Hazards

    Earlier this year, the company behind a popular hair straightening product came to a settlement agreement with the Attorney General of California.  The Brazilian Blowout hair product had made headlines across the nation due to concerns over potential exposure to formaldehyde for both hairstylists and the general public.  The agreement now requires the product manufacturer to warn ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

  • US Geological Survey awards satellite contracts for environmental monitoring

    The United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced the award of three multi-year acquisition contracts for high and moderate-resolution satellite imagery to GeoEye of Dulles, VA, DigitalGlobe of Longmont, CO and SPOT Image Corporation of Chantilly, VA. The contracts will to provide the USGS and other Federal agencies access to commercial satellite data from the US and international marketplace ...

  • Carbon Monoxide Hazards Close Arizona Treatment Center

    Earlier this month, almost 100 people were evacuated from a Scottsdale treatment and rehabilitation center after an unusual smell was noticed by the building’s occupants.  The local fire department responded and evacuated the center that provides services to teens and adults who have cognitive and intellectual disabilities.   Sixteen people were treated at a local hospital, but ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Formaldehyde Hazards in Homes Identified with Convenient Test Kit

    Just last month, KXLY in Washington published and article about indoor air quality (IAQ) problems in homes and why people should get their homes tested.  According to the article, “Poor indoor air quality can seriously impact health. Many chemicals, including formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are often found in homes and offices, can contaminate indoor air, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • USGS Issues Assessment of Aftershock Hazards in Haiti

    The magnitude-7 earthquake of January 12, 2010, near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has generated a sharp increase in concerns about the potential for future earthquakes in Haiti and the surrounding region. These concerns extend to understanding the causes of the earthquake hazard and learning what can be done to ensure seismic safety in the future. The purpose of this statement is to convey our best ...

  • EPA investigates US hazardous waste site for soil & groundwater contamination

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a geophysical survey and will conduct a preliminary assessment of an illegal disposal site known as the Smith and Thompson Pumping Company Site in Lancaster, California. Court-ordered surface clean-up of the site is complete; the EPA’s investigation will determine if hazardous waste is buried underground. 'We’re conducing a thorough ...

  • Recent fatalities serve as a reminder to protect workers from demolition hazards

    On June 20, a construction worker taking down an old Blockbuster Video building in New Jersey was trapped and killed when the last standing wall of a building under demolition collapsed on top of him. Six months earlier, a 25-year-old construction worker in Chicago was struck and killed by pieces of falling concrete while conducting renovations on a shopping mall. These tragedies follow the June ...

  • Northern California Residents Cautioned to be Aware of Indoor Hazards Following Recent Earthquake

    On August 24th, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California in 25 years caused widespread damage to properties and injured dozens of people.  The 6.0 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter was a few miles southwest of Napa and it knocked out power for thousands of area residents.  The earthquake also caused gas leaks and a number of fires. As people survey ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Does Your House Dust Contain Mold and Other Hidden Hazards?

    Molds are found in virtually every environment, both indoors and outdoors.  Molds originate from the outdoors and are brought indoors through open doors and windows; by pets, shoes and clothing; and via HVAC systems that bring in outdoor air.   In homes with water damage or excessive humidity, any molds that have entered a building can actually begin to grow indoors and release ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Eaton Acts on Survey Results, Shares Tips for Properly Reporting Counterfeit Electrical Products

    Power management company Eaton today announced tips aimed at helping professionals properly report counterfeit electrical products. The tips will assist professionals throughout the electrical supply chain with tools to recognize and report suspect products to ultimately help brands and law enforcement identify potential counterfeit product supply chains. Eaton developed these tips in response to ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • VOC Hazards in the Home and Workplace Identified by IAQ Test Kit

    Volatile organic compounds in the indoor environment have come under increasing scrutiny as people learn of the short, and long term, health risks associated with exposure.  VOCs include a very wide range of organic compounds that can be emitted from building materials and products. It is estimated that 50 to 300 different VOCs may be detected in the air of homes, schools, offices, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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