safety directive News

  • Four Senators Stall PRIA and Introduce Bill to Amend FFDCA - Asserting “Safety First”

    On July 18, 2017, four Senators (Tom Udall (D-NM); Benjamin Cardin (D-MD); Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); and Cory Booker (D-NJ)) submitted a letter to Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, regarding reauthorizing the Pesticide Registration Information Act (PRIA), worker protections, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A new directive to improve the safety of toys

    The EP Internal Market Committee has adopted a report aimed at making toys safer. The new legislation will beef up safety regulations and ban the use of certain chemicals and heavy metals. Parliament's plenary will vote in December, just before the festive season. The report on the safety of toys, drafted by Marianne Thyssen (EPP-ED, BE), was adopted on Tuesday 6 November by the Committee on the ...

  • The EU Takes the Lead on Nuclear Safety with the Amendment to the Nuclear Safety Directive

    The EU's new Nuclear Safety Directive was adopted today by the Council. It provides more power and independence for national regulatory authorities, a high-level EU-wide safety objective, and a European system of peer reviews. It will also introduce periodic national safety assessments and on-site emergency preparedness and response arrangements. In addition, it increases transparency and ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Department of Energy and Climate Change statement on the directive on safety of offshore oil and gas

    Responding to the Council of the European Union’s announcement today that the directive on safety of offshore oil and gas has been adopted, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said: “Today’s announcement that European Ministers have passed the directive on offshore oil and gas safety is excellent news. “Safety and environmental protection are ...

  • US health & safety agency issues new directive on exposure to hexavalent chromium

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new compliance directive for occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)). The directive, OSHA Instruction CPL 02-02-074, Inspection Procedures for the Chromium (VI) Standards, was effective January 24, 2008. The Cr(VI) standards were originally published in the Feb. 28, 2006, Federal ...

  • New, updated AEM safety manuals outline directional drilling best practices

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new Directional Drilling safety manual and updated its Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment safety manual to reflect the latest industry best practices for drilling safely. Keyholing and cross boring are prominently featured in the safety procedures for underground utility damage prevention. AEM safety manuals are ...

  • Cedrec calls time on Working Time Directive

    The European Commission's decision to review the Working Time Directive (WTD) has to be seen as a welcome opportunity to review legislation, conceived more than 20 years ago, in the light of fundamental changes to the economy, technology and working patterns says Neil Howe, senior legal author with online health and safety legislation specialists Cedrec. The WTD sets minimum standards on working ...

  • Cedrec calls time on Working Time Directive

    The European Commission's decision to review the Working Time Directive (WTD) has to be seen as a welcome opportunity to review legislation, conceived more than 20 years ago, in the light of fundamental changes to the economy, technology and working patterns says Neil Howe, senior legal author with online health and safety legislation specialists Cedrec. ...

  • Will Santa Clause break the law? The European Batteries Directive

    Enhesa publishes its 2009 Batteries Report December 9th. The report is a detailed comparative analysis of the regulatory requirements in nine European countries compared to the EU Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC. Anyone putting batteries on the market, standalone or incorporated in products, is confronted with a myriad of regulatory requirements. Regulations cover such items as different heavy ...

  • Nonfatal Workplace Injuries and the Direct Cost to Businesses

    Earlier this year, the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index was published. The annual index is created by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety and ranks the top 10 causes of serious, nonfatal workplace injuries based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Academy of Social Insurance and from Liberty Mutual. According to this year’s ...

  • Safety Signs Save Lives

    Niagara Falls, NY --- April 17, 2006 --- For many organizations, employee productivity has a direct correlation with employee safety. Unless safety issues are properly identified and made known to employees, these issues may go on unknown to them. If left unaware, seemingly simple tasks such as wearing a hard hat, not smoking, locating eyewash stations or keeping certain doors closed can be ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Lightning Detection for Outdoor Safety

    Lightning detection is now available with the Pulsar 800 Weather Station.   “The added lightning detection feature helps customers who are concerned with public safety in their planning of a wide range of outdoor activities,” CWS President Nader Khoury explains. “This ranges from sporting events, to public concerts and outdoor military ...

  • Safety first for pesticides

    The Environment Committee voted on Wednesday on new legislation governing the production, licensing and use of pesticides. MEPs confirmed that certain toxic chemicals will be banned, except where there is a serious danger to plant health. They also argued that the EU should not be divided into three pesticide licensing zones. In addition, Member States will have to meet quantitative targets for ...


    By European Parliament

  • Health & safety- everybody’s business

    The health and safety of today’s workforce is a vital part of every business’s strategy. With skill shortages, insurance costs, increase in prosecutions, and the need to demonstrate corporate social responsibility (CSR), it is essential to have a policy and a set of standards, clearly laid down for all to see. Recent figures from the US prove the value of a good health & safety management ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Eaton: New safety switches

    Power management company Eaton today announced new safety switches that provide remote tripping and a visible means of disconnect for commercial and industrial applications. The safety switches are the first in the industry to incorporate a shunt trip module. When signaled remotely, the device will electrically trip the switch, enhancing personnel safety and expanding the range of applications ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • OSHA directive explains new process to assist early resolution of whistleblower complaints

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued policies and procedures* for applying a new process for resolving whistleblower disputes. The new process is an early resolution process that is to be used as part of a regional Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. The ADR program offers ...

  • OSHA issues new directive to keep communication tower workers safe

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its Communications Tower directive regarding the use of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers. This follows an alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities ...

  • New Method provides Direct SI Traceability for Sound Pressure

    Accurate measurements of airborne sound are needed for a range of regulatory, health and safety, and commercial applications, from monitoring environmental noise to testing the performance of acoustic devices. To ensure reliable measurements of sound pressure, microphones must be regularly calibrated by measuring their sensitivity over a certain frequency range. Currently, the most accurate ...

  • First Direct Arena invests in latest noise measurement technology

    Looking to invest in the best noise measurement technology in the region When First Direct Arena opened in Leeds this year, they needed the perfect piece equipment to ensure that noise levels were kept within the current health & safety regulations, whilst ensuring the best acoustic and entertainment experience for the audience. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • EPA Strategic Plan Charts Direction for Next Four Years

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2014 to 2018 Strategic Plan today, which provides a blueprint for advancing EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment across the country. The plan envisions a new era of partnerships with state and local governments, tribes, federal agencies, businesses, and industry leaders to achieve environmental ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you