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  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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)

  • After Cargill Recall, Tougher Rules on Poultry Safety Possible

    The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans to “take steps” to ensure that people do not get sick from ground poultry, says Elizabeth Hagen, the undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cargill Inc.’s recall of 36 million pounds of turkey meat drove the agency to examine their existing policies. Cargill’s recall, which began in August, is the second ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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. ...

  • Obama Administration’s Offshore Rule Reduces Safety, Hurts Offshore Energy Production

    The Obama Administration’s final offshore well control rule could reduce offshore worker safety and hurt future U.S. offshore energy development, according to Dan Naatz, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Affairs for the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). “Offshore producers share the government’s goal of enhancing offshore safety and ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Machinist needs several surgeries after catching hand in machine; Kemper Valve & Fittings ignores safety rules

    A 32-year-old machinist suffered serious injuries to his left arm caused when his hand was caught and he was pulled into a machine on which his employer had bypassed safety devices designed to prevent such injuries. The worker has endured several surgeries and rehabilitation to repair his broken bones. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors ...

  • Auto parts manufacturer ignores safety rules for machines, puts workers at risk of amputation and being hit by equipment

    Workers stamping metal automotive parts at a Peoria manufacturer were at risk of lacerations and amputations and in danger of being struck-by robotic welding equipment because their employer ignored machine safety rules. Acting on a complaint, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors identified ...

  • OSHA releases final rule covering electrical safety for power plant, power line workers

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on April 1 announced a final rule (RIN 1218-AB67) to update protections for workers performing construction or maintenance at power plants or on power lines, closing out more than a decade of rulemaking. The new rule brings OSHA's electricity construction standard in ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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