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
caution sign OSHA created Subpart D, “Walking-Working Surfaces” in 1971 and has attempted revisions in 1973, 1990, and 2010. After 26 years of trying, spurred largely by the ever-increasing number of fatalities due to falls in both the construction and general industry sectors, OSHA has finalized a significant overhaul of existing Subpart D
Halloween is the spookiest night of the year, when spirits wander the earth freely… and children wander the neighborhood seeking candy… and ghoulish things might happen! But how much do you really know about Halloween?
Much debate still exists about OSHA's final rule on recordkeeping and, more importantly, on OSHA making that information public. Here, again, are the facts (as first published in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News): FACT: Under the new rule, all establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must electronically submit to OSHA
On June 7, 2016, the Senate passed the House Amendments of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (HR 2576) which resolved a debate over preempting States from enacting their own requirements. Currently almost 30 states, led by California, have passed more than 100 laws regulating chemicals. The final version of