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  • Lead Hazards Still Exist in Many Homes & Buildings

    Lead poisoning is an entirely preventable condition, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are still approximately 24 million housing units in the United States that have deteriorated leaded paint and elevated levels of lead-contaminated house dust. Children under the age of 6 years old are at high risk of lead poisoning because they are growing so rapidly ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Somerset landowner fined for burying hazardous waste

    A landowner who buried asbestos and other demolition waste at a farm near Taunton, Somerset, has been ordered to pay £2,334.68 in fines and costs. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. Taunton Magistrates Court heard how Michael James obtained planning permission to convert the farm buildings at Allerford Farm, Taunton, into a mixture of industrial and residential units. James ...

  • Defra presents new strategy for hazardous waste

    The Government has launched a new strategy for hazardous waste management in England in a bid to clarify how it plans to divert such waste from landfill and boost levels of reuse and recycling. The strategy has been produced to underpin the practical application of the revised European Union Waste ...

  • Hazardous waste management from Intelex Technologies Inc.

    Each day organizations are confronted with the responsibility of effectively handling, tracking, and disposing of hazardous waste materials such as chemicals, water, and old computer equipment. To manage these hazardous items according to corporate standards and government regulations, organizations need a comprehensive set of tools that will enable them to manage, track, and report on the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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.

  • Mesothelioma risk: shipyards present asbestos exposure hazards

    Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer primarily caused by asbestos exposure. Thousands of shipyard employees have either passed away or have been diagnosed with the disease and more are expected as the incidence of mesothelioma is not predicted to peak until 2020. Asbestos was heavily utilized throughout the shipyard industry for its insulating and fireproofing capabilities. Because of these ...

  • Many in the U.S. still Encounter Mercury Hazards

    EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions for mercury and other heavy metals to protect people and the environment. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 11th, 2010 Egyptian tombs dating back to 1500 BC have been found to contain mercury.  Mercury is a metal that is in a liquid state at standard conditions for temperature and pressure.  Due to mercury’s unique ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Tulsa developer exposes workers to fall hazards

    Case Development LLC, the general building contractor of an apartment complex in Norman, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for serious and repeat violations and a proposed fine of $90,600 following a November 2013 inspection. OSHA found the company failed to protect workers from dangerous falls and other serious hazards. Falls are the ...

  • Weather Station Customization for Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Columbia Weather Systems offers software and hardware customization for applications whose weather monitoring requirements aren’t met by our standard systems. US Ecology Idaho is just such a case. The company’s Grand View, Idaho facility treats and disposes hazardous waste, non-hazardous industrial waste and low-activity radioactive ...

  • Hazardous waste in the UK is not being treated properly

    According to the Environmental Services Association, an incalculable amount of hazardous waste is not being treated properly in the UK. A report by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) namely, Making Defra’s hazardous waste strategy a reality, the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • New Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials training course

    The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has just launched a new e-Learning training course onNaturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM). The course is free of charge, and is designed for Project Managers and scientists working in NORM industry and academics or industrial ...

  • National lab reports violations of hazardous waste permit

    An extensive review at one of the nation's premier federal laboratories has turned up violations in how the lab handled hundreds of containers of radioactive waste over the past decade. The latest revelations are on top of the permit violations Los Alamos National Laboratory first reported last year in the wake of a radiation release at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chemical Management Software helps Electric Company stay ahead of Regulators

    VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON and ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA – Safetec Compliance Systems, Inc., has become the chemical management solution provider for one of the nation’s most successful electric companies, PPL Corporation. To better manage its chemicals and stay ahead of regulators, PPL needed a solution that could centrally manage chemical compliance data, integrate with existing systems ...

  • EPA Proposes Policy on Nanoscale Materials in Pesticide Products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on June 9, 2011, a pre-publication copy of a forthcoming Federal Register notice describing several possible approaches for obtaining certain additional information on the composition of pesticide products. EPA focuses particularly on information about what nanoscale materials are present in registered pesticide products, and defines ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA proposes policy on Nanoscale materials in pesticide products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on June 9, 2011, a pre-publication copy of a forthcoming Federal Register notice describing several possible approaches for obtaining certain additional information on the composition of pesticide products. EPA focuses particularly on information about what nanoscale materials are present in registered pesticide products, and defines ...


    By Acta Group

  • Texas Construction Companies Reminded of the Need to Follow Asbestos Regulations

    Construction companies across Texas were recently reminded of the importance of following asbestos regulations.  This occurred as a result of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announcing last month that a manager and two affiliated construction companies in Illinois are now facing $1,792,000 in penalties for willfully exposing at least ...

  • Regulated Substances Brief Provides Essential Guide to Chemicals Substances

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Compliance & Risks announced the launch of the Regulated Substances Brief, a newsletter focusing on Conflict Minerals, EU RoHS (European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemical ...

  • California releases revised safer consumer product alternatives regulations for comment

    On November 16, 2010, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) released revisions to its safer consumer product alternatives regulations for a 15-day comment period. The proposed regulations pertain to the identification and prioritization of chemicals of concern in consumer products, evaluation of their alternatives, and regulatory responses for selected alternatives. CDTSC ...


    By Acta Group

  • California Releases Revised Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations for Comment

    On November 16, 2010, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) released revisions to its safer consumer product alternatives regulations for a 15-day comment period. The proposed regulations pertain to the identification and prioritization of chemicals of concern in consumer products, evaluation of their alternatives, and regulatory responses for selected alternatives. CDTSC ...


    By Acta Group

  • DTSC releases revised `Informal Draft` safer consumer products regulations

    On October 31, 2011, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released an "informal draft" Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR). DTSC proposed these regulations after ten months of meetings following the California Secretary for Environmental Protection's instructions to DTSC to stop working on issuing proposed regulations and instead "take additional time to be ...


    By Acta Group

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