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    EPA Announces New Lead Standards that Will Apply to Certain Schools, Child Care Facilities, Hospitals, and Residential Properties

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children. Unfortunately, approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level at which the agency recommends public health actions be initiated.   A major source of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Free Webinar - Risk Management Strategies In the Context of Regulatory Compliance

    Risk Management Strategies In the Context of Regulatory Compliance  An important consideration for all senior business leaders is how to make the management of risk a key ingredient in intelligent decision-making, closely aligned with the successful running of the business. The purpose of this webinar is to help you develop a useable strategy for risk management, while always taking ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • Are you Gambling with Risk?

    Accidental exposure to chemicals in the working environment can have serious consequences. Workers’ health can be ruined and the legal and financial outcomes can destroy businesses. Careful and detailed Risk Assessment is an essential step towards protecting employee and employer alike. The new RisQ software package from Quality Systems International (QSI) is a unique tool that takes all the hard ...

  • Evaluating risks from contaminated soil: a standardised approach

    Soil plays an important role, as a habitat capable of recycling water, carbon and nutrients and a provider of food and raw materials. Research investigating the risk assessment procedures adopted in different EU member states, suggests that there needs to be greater standardisation in the methods of assessing risks from contaminated soils. In 2005, the European Commission Joint Research Centre ...

  • SEMINAR: How to manage subcontractor compliance in a new era of CDM 2015 and PAS 91

    Principal contractors and contractors are invited to a half-day seminar in Birmingham on Tuesday 21 April, (10am – 2pm) about the essentials of supply chain risk management and compliance in managing subcontractors. Supply chain compliance specialist Altius will update delegates on their new obligations under CDM 2015 and give an overview of the PAS 91 standard. Guest speaker Phillip ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Asbestos related deaths stay at record highs

    According to a new report from the Health and Safety Executive new report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), deaths from mesothelioma stayed at record levels for the second year running. The updated figures show that there were 2,538 mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain in 2013, ...

  • BREEZE software available for human health & ecological risk assessment

    BREEZE® Software introduces BREEZE Risk Analyst, human health and ecological risk assessment software. BREEZE Risk Analyst can be used to conduct GIS-based analyses of multi-pathway human health risk assessments or food-web based ecological risk assessment modeling. The application provides the framework for conducting risk assessment modeling for both regulatory and non-regulatory applications, ...

  • EPA Announces Availability of Draft Chemical Risk Assessments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on January 4, 2013, the availability of the first draft risk assessments developed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan. The draft risk assessments are for particular uses of five chemicals found in household products: methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint stripper products; ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Announces Availability of Draft Chemical Risk Assessments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on January 4, 2013, the availability of the first draft risk assessments developed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan. The draft risk assessments are for particular uses of five chemicals found in household products: methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint stripper products; ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Releases Final Risk Assessments for Three TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 28, 2014, final risk assessments for three Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan chemicals -- methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM), antimony trioxide (ATO), and 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta-[γ]-2-benzopyran (HHCB). The much anticipated release of these assessments marks a real ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Is asbestos risk lurking in your supply chain?

    The HSE ‘Beware Asbestos’ campaign paints a bleak picture of the asbestos situation in the UK. Asbestos is the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK and can still be found in many unlikely places such as ceiling tiles, boilers, lofts, and guttering. If disturbed and inhaled, asbestos can cause a number of diseases – the most fatal of which are mesothelioma and ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • New guidelines published for working in confined spaces

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently revised its guidelines for work carried out in confined spaces. The Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance has been updated with a number of regulatory changes as well as some aesthetic changes to make the guide easier to use. The confined spaces ACOP is published for the benefit of employees likely to work in confined spaces as well as ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE)

    Today (June 25, 2014), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE). The assessment identified health risks from TCE exposures to consumers using spray aerosol degreasers and spray fixatives. It also identifies health risks to workers when TCE is used as a degreaser in small commercial shops and as a stain removing agent in dry ...

  • ECHA Report Includes Recommendations for Exposure Assessment and Risk Characterization of Nanomaterials under REACH

    On March 26, 2014, SAFENANO announced that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a report entitled Human health and environmental exposure assessment and risk characterisation of nanomaterials: Best practice for REACH registrants. The report summarizes the outcomes of the third (and last) meeting of the Group Assessing Already Registered Nanomaterials (GAARN). The September 30, 2013, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • No time to lose in protecting your workers from occupational cancer risks

    Latest Met Office records show that April 2015 was the sunniest on record since Met Office records began in 1929 – with the UK clocking up an average 212 hours of sunshine during the month. But the sun does have a downside. In Britain, five people a day are diagnosed with a work–related skin cancer. Sixty people every year die from skin cancer caused by working in the sun. IOSH has ...

  • EPA Releases three final Chemical Risk Assessments / Agency identifies health concern from chemical used in paint strippers

    Today, EPA released three final risk assessments for specific uses of three chemicals found in common household products. The risk assessment for Dichloromethane (DCM), which is widely used in paint stripping products, indicates health risks to both workers and consumers who use these products, and to bystanders in workplaces and residences where DCM is used. EPA estimates that more than 230,000 ...

  • EPA and USDA announce first-ever Microbial Risk Assessment guidance

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the first-ever Microbial Risk Assessment (MRA) Guideline. This new MRA Guideline lays out an overarching approach to conducting meaningful assessments of the risks to Americans posed by pathogens in food and water. Pathogens ingested in food and water can result in acute ...

  • Summit of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign on risk assessment

    The importance of risk assessment in the workplace, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises, will be the focus of a high-profile event being held in Bilbao, Spain, on 17 November 2009. Organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the Swedish EU Presidency, the summit marks the close of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign on risk assessment, which for the last ...

  • FREE Web Seminar: Probabilistic Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides

    FREE Web Seminar: Probabilistic Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 Time: 3:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London) There is increasing interest in Europe in the probabilistic risk assessment of pesticides to help reduce reliance on overly conservative combinations of worst case exposure and toxicity values. Initiatives such as EUFRAM and WEBFRAM have provided ...


    By Oracle

  • BSI acquires First Advantage Corporation’s supply chain security division

    BSI has announced the completion of its acquisition of the Supply Chain Security Division of First Advantage Corporation. BSI assumes ownership of First Advantage’s Supplier Compliance Manager® Web based C-TPAT, AEO and PIP supplier assessment tool; Quantitative Risk Solutions loss prevention assessment program and its proprietary databases. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in ...


    By BSI

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