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...
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    DOT Compliance

    The DOT requires initial hazardous materials training and recurrent training every three years (49 CFR 172.704) for personnel classified as “hazmat employees,” defined at 49 CFR 171.8 as any job functions that directly affect the safe transportation of hazardous materials, including personnel who: Load, unload, or handle hazardous materials Label, mark, inspect, or design containers Prepare hazardous materials for transportation...
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    NEW! Updated Hazardous Materials Regulations

    We talk about HAZMAT, HAZCOM, and HAZWOPER a lot (it's serious stuff!) now we've got GREAT new updated materials available for you! 49 CFR Parts 100-185 Hazmat Regulations: Access Regulations on the go! The precision and ease of RegLogic® is now accessible online. Fully searchable regs2go FREE WITH BOOK PURCHASE! has the safety regulations you  need at the click of a button...
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    Safe Data

    Your data center may be one of the most important resources your organization has, as it serves as the backbone for your entire IT infrastructure. However, many people fail to realize that their data centers may also be one of the greatest sources of risk within their organization. If your data center is not properly designed and maintained, it may...
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    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...
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    Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. OSHA feels that it is so important for employees to know how to recognize these potentially dangerous substances (as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly) they have mandated that anyone working with these materials receive comprehensive...
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    Four Things You Don’t Know About Spills

    Here’s a quiz for anyone whose company is at risk for spills of hazardous materials or other regulated substances at facilities or on the road. Can you answer these frequently asked questions related to environmental spills correctly? Does insurance cover fines and penalties for late spill reports? If my driver wasn’t at fault in an accident, am I still liable...
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    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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