Monthly Archives: August 2016

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29 08, 2016

Three Chemicals that the New TSCA Could Ban

By |August 29th, 2016|Chemical Regulation, EPA|0 Comments

About three months ago, we reported on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This Act was basically a complete overhaul of the older Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and now [...]

25 08, 2016

EPCRA Revised to Match GHS

By |August 25th, 2016|Chemical Management, EPA, GHS|0 Comments

By Spapa003 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Last month, the EPA issued several revisions to the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). The revisions are meant to bring [...]

19 08, 2016

OSHA Updates SHPM Guidelines: Six Elements of Safety

By |August 19th, 2016|OSHA, Safety Culture, Safety Programs, Workplace safety|0 Comments

Late last year, OSHA released an update to their 27-year-old Safety and Health Program Guidelines. These guidelines illustrate what OSHA values most in a health and safety program, and are essentially officially-sanctioned best safety practices. [...]

17 08, 2016

OSHA Delays Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Protections in the New Rule

By |August 17th, 2016|Illness & Injuries, Incident, OSHA|0 Comments

Some months ago, OSHA enacted a new rule for injury and illness reporting. Among other things, this rule greatly strengthened workers’ rights in regards to reporting injuries. These provisions that become effective on August 10, 2016 elicited [...]

15 08, 2016

Keeping Up With GHS Training Standards

By |August 15th, 2016|GHS, Safety, Safety Training|0 Comments

With the final GHS compliance deadline nearly two months old, OSHA expects every company to be in perfect compliance with the new standard. With the recent civil fines hike, non-compliance will be more costly than [...]