hazardous materials safety

  1. New EPA / Chemical Safety Bill
    Categories: General Safety Topics

    New EPA / Chemical Safety Bill

    The Senate on Dec. 17 passed legislation that would reform the nation's chemical safety laws by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to make decisions based on how chemicals affect workers and other individuals. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) overhauls the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. Under the bill, EPA would conduct...
  2. Categories: General Safety Topics

    Dealing With Hazmat Spills

    Spill Center Delivers Expertise In Dealing With Hazmat Spills After stopping the flow of the leaking material and ensuring that the pollutant does not reach a body of water or drainage ditch, the most important next step to take is completing the mandatory incident report to the authority or authorities with jurisdiction over the spill site. Failure to make the reports...
  3. Categories: General Safety Topics

    Hazard Prevention and Control in the Work Environment

    In most companies, an effective management is in place that establishes a protocol to actively control hazards through timely identification and by adopting useful correction methods. The best part is that on recognizing hazards and potential hazards properly, the correct hazard prevention, decontamination and control programs can be designed. One such way is to implement a hierarchy of controls for...

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