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TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory

  The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule requires that manufacturers and importers report to the EPA information concerning the manufacturing, processing, and use of certain chemical substances listed in the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory. The submissions for 2016 are due … Continue reading

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EPA’s 2017-2019 Enforcement Initiatives

On February 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its seven National Enforcement Initiatives for fiscal years 2017-2019. These initiatives are selected every three years by the EPA to “focus resources on national environmental problems where there is significant non-compliance … Continue reading

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OSHA Clarifies Compliance Dates for HCS 2012 Labeling

In March of 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized the revised version of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).  The HCS is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  This has … Continue reading

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EPA Introduces Safer Choice Label

In March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed a new label for household cleaners and other household products. The Safer Choice label aims to make it easier for a consumer to find products that are safer and more environmentally friendly. … Continue reading

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New Disposal Option for Pharmaceutical Waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that they are in the process of developing a proposal to establish standards for the management and disposal of hazardous pharmaceutical waste. We can hopefully expect this proposal in 2015.  In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Training Hospital First Responders on Hazardous Substance Exposure

Healthcare workers experience a number of risks in the workplace. One such risk is occupational exposure to chemical, biological, or radiological materials when hospitals receive patients contaminated with these hazardous substances. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), … Continue reading

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OSHA to Address Hazardous Chemical Exposures

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the launch of a national dialogue concerning hazardous substances and exposures to these substances that result in work-related illnesses. OSHA has stated that the first stage consists of gathering information … Continue reading

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EPA Identifies Health Concern with Paint Stripper Chemical

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final risk assessments in late August for three chemicals found in specific household products. The assessments were done for Dichloromethane (DCM), antimony trioxide (ATO), and 1,3,4,6,7,8-Hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta-[ã]-2-benzopyran (HHCB) and focused on specific uses of the … Continue reading

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Safer Alternative for Toxic Flame Retardants

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced safer alternatives to toxic flame retardants.  The existing flame retardants are used in consumer and commercial products, including building insulation and products that contain flexible polyurethane foam. Existing retardant chemicals include hexabromocyclododecane … Continue reading

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TRI Reporting Deadline Approaching

July 1, 2014 marks the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting deadline for reporting year 2013.  The report is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for various facilities throughout the US. The TRI tracks the usage of specific toxic chemicals … Continue reading

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