Environmental

EPA Extends Comment Periods for Rules on Trichloroethylene

By |2017-03-09T21:34:51+00:00March 9th, 2017|Compliance, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations|

The Environmental Protection Agency is extending the comment periods for two proposed rules on the toxic chemical trichloroethylene. One proposed rule would ban use of TCE as an aerosol degreaser and for spot cleaning in dry cleaning facilities. The comment period for the rule has been pushed back to March 16 from Feb. 14, according to a notice published

Environmental Protection Agency Compliance Calendar

By |2018-12-20T16:10:41+00:00December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Environmental, News, Regulations, Uncategorized|

In the Fall CTI Newsletter, I had developed and shared a 2017 Health and Safety Compliance Calendar with our avid readers, recommending some advanced thinking and planning for the health and safety portion of a 2017 Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance calendar.  Many of you also wear the hat of “environmental compliance manager” or some similar

OSHA Proposes Changes to Respiratory Protection Standard – Comment Period Open

By |2016-10-21T19:45:14+00:00October 21st, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety|

Fit-testing flexibility is the goal Notice published in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News 10-12-16 OSHA has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to add two quantitative fit-testing protocols to the agency's Respiratory Protection Standard. The protocols would apply to employers in the general, shipyard and construction industries. Intent of change This proposed rulemaking would allow employers greater flexibility in

Have You Budgeted For 2017 Safety Improvements & Compliance?

By |2016-10-21T19:43:10+00:00October 21st, 2016|Employee, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety|

If an OSHA inspector came knocking on your door today, the first thing the inspector would likely ask to see is your Hazard Communication Plan. Is your written plan current and ready for that kind of scrutiny? How about your other safety and health plans? Are you sure you have all of the required written plans

Does my business need an industrial storm water permit?

By |2016-10-21T19:35:10+00:00October 21st, 2016|Compliance, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety|

What is storm water and why is it a concern? Storm water runoff is rain and snow melt that runs off the land and hard surfaces, paved streets and parking lots, directly entering streams, rivers and lakes. It picks up pollutants like chemicals, oils, trash and dirt from surface areas and from outdoor business activities,

TSCA reform: What Might it Cost You?

By |2016-10-21T19:34:43+00:00October 21st, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety|

Did You Know – TSCA Is No Longer Only About New Chemicals? While the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act has been long overdue (bipartisan reform has been 40 years in the making) and contains many promising benefits related to chemical safety, there is always a “cost factor” to consider too.

Final GHS Deadline – But Many Companies Continue to Work Towards Achieving Compliance

By |2016-08-24T17:52:21+00:00August 24th, 2016|Compliance, Environmental, Health, News, Regulations|

By June 1st, all employers were to update alternative workplace labeling to GHS compliant labels on all chemicals in storage, update their Hazardous Communication (HazCom) programs and re-train employees to understand GHS pictograms and hazard warnings.  However, if your program is not 100% compliant yet, you are not alone. According to a recent study conducted by