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  • USDA considers new food safety rules

    In 2006 an Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreak of contaminated spinach killed three people and cost the spinach industry close to $80 million in lost sales. The outbreak also sickened another 200 people and has lead to a new industry proposal to prevent future outbreaks. The rules would enforce safe standards for producing, handling and inspecting leafy green vegetables across the nation. The ...


  • EU presents post-Fukushima nuclear safety rules

    The European Commission proposed tougher nuclear safety rules Thursday, amid international debate about the future of nuclear energy and how to secure aging plants. Stress tests on European nuclear plants prompted by the 2011 disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant showed that almost all of them needed safety improvements. A report on those tests called for more consistency across the ...


    By Associated Press

  • House votes to delay food safety rules

    The House voted late Wednesday to delay sweeping food safety rules that would require farmers and food companies to be more vigilant about guarding against contamination. Lawmakers adopted an amendment by voice vote to a wide-ranging farm bill just before midnight that ...


    By Associated Press

  • New rules to improve safety and information at road works

    All road works will need to be clearly signed and meet strict rules on safety under plans published this week by UK Transport Minister Sadiq Khan. Utility firms already have to provide information at road works - including a contact telephone number and details of who is carrying out the works - as well as meeting high safety standards.  Today's proposals mean that councils carrying out ...


  • EPA rules will strengthen pesticide safety on farms

    The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides. New rules announced by the EPA on Monday will bar almost anyone under 18 from handling pesticides and require buffer zones around treated fields to protect workers from drift and fumes. Farm owners and their family members would be exempt from the rules. Under the new ...


    By Associated Press

  • BP Slide Rules

    International energy giants, BP have teamed up with IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) to publish two slide rules, designed to help with the estimation of foam application rates and thereby reduce the dangers of tank fires. Covering both metric (SI) and imperial units (US), the rules are ideal for tank designers, fire-fighters and fire brigade officers. The rules are part of BP and ...

  • Regulations Rule the Road

    Niagara Falls, NY --- October 10, 2006 --- For many truckers, driving is a daily task and picking up packages from customers seems ordinary. Signing a shipping document, and loading the package onboard hardly seems a difficult task. However, for packages containing dangerous goods, ordinary is miles away. These packages require special marks, labels and packaging that identify them as ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • New rules on pesticide residues to strengthen food safety in the European Union

    The European Commission made an important step forward in its efforts to ensure food safety in the European Union, as a regulation revising and simplifying the rules pertaining to pesticide residues entered into force. The new rules set harmonised Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for pesticides. They ensure food safety for all consumers and allow traders and importers to do business smoothly as ...


    By European Commission

  • Yakima fuel distributor violated oil spill prevention and response safety rules

    Wondrack Distributing, Inc. violated federal oil spill prevention and response rules at its Yakima, Washington fuel distribution facility, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA found multiple violations of Clean Water Act spill prevention rules and spill response requirements at the facility. “Companies that store large amounts of fuel must be prepared ...

  • New pipeline safety rule pending after increase in accidents

    A long-delayed rule to strengthen safety requirements for pipelines that move oil and other hazardous liquids will be unveiled this month following a recent surge in accidents, the U.S. government's pipeline safety administrator said Friday. More than five years in the making, the rule will determine if extra safety measures required in environmentally sensitive and populated areas should be ...


    By Associated Press

  • EC Commissioner Piebalgs underlines the need to reinforce rules on nuclear safety

    At the fifth meeting of the High Level Group (HLG) on Nuclear Safety and Waste Management, Andris Piebalgs, Energy Commissioner highlighted the need for a higher level of nuclear safety. 'While we can see a potential rise in the use of nuclear energy around the globe as well as in the EU, European citizens call for a strong European role in the field of nuclear safety', said the Commissioner. ...

  • New produce safety rules aim to prevent illness outbreaks

    The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe. Long-awaited rules announced by the Food and Drug Administration Friday are designed to help prevent large-scale, deadly outbreaks of foodborne illness like those linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods over the last decade. That means making sure workers are ...


    By Associated Press

  • OSHA Releases Final HCS Rule

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on March 20, 2012, that it has revised the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), aligning it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final HCS rule will be implemented in various phases with full implementation by 2016 and, according to OSHA, will benefit ...


    By Acta Group

  • OSHA Releases Final HCS Rule

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on March 20, 2012, that it has revised the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), aligning it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final HCS rule will be implemented in various phases with full implementation by 2016 and, according to OSHA, will benefit ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA Framework Rules Issued In Final

    Join Industry, Agency, and Consumer Stakeholders to Discuss Framework Rules and Other TSCA Implementation Topics at the  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Connecting environmental protection and the rule of law

    On the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, 35 human rights groups and WRI call on the presidential candidates to reaffirm the fundamental legal framework that makes environmental protection possible. Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17th. 221 years after the document’s ratification, the Constitution continues to provide the framework for one of the world’s most stable and ...

  • New Year, New Rules: Oil and Gas Transportation Industry Faces New Safety Protocols, Increased Scrutiny

    Many recent conversations about the North American oil and gas industry have been preoccupied with slumping prices and the impact on the stock market. Yet the oil and gas industry is also facing a year of increased public scrutiny and new safety requirements, particularly in the midstream sector. U.S. and Canada Reviewing Crude Oil / Rail Safety Standards The tragic 2013 ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Korea Publishes List of Potential GHS Classifications and Plans to Issue New Material Safety Data Sheet Rules

    Korea has taken a major step toward achieving full compliance with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals by identifying 151 substances as "hazardous" for consultation. The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) in Korea also is placing more responsibilities on manufacturers and importers by introducing new rules regarding updating and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Korea Publishes List of Potential GHS Classifications and Plans to Issue New Material Safety Data Sheet Rules

    Korea has taken a major step toward achieving full compliance with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals by identifying 151 substances as "hazardous" for consultation. The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) in Korea also is placing more responsibilities on manufacturers and importers by introducing new rules regarding updating and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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