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Published: 3/4/2013

OSHA revises outreach training program requirements to provide greater transparency
Trainers cannot advertise that outreach training is OSHA compliant and pre-printed language on course completion cards cannot be obscured or covered, a provision intended to further protect the integrity of the OSHA course completion card.

Published: 3/4/2013

EPA Calls for 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations
Award-winning technologies during 2012 included one which saves $2 million to $20 million each year in each of eighteen plants, which convert bauxite ore into the raw material for making aluminum.

Published: 1/31/2013

EPA releases draft risk assessments on 5 chemical uses from list of 83
Methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM), and n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint stripper products are among those being studied.

Published: 1/2/2013

EPA Finalizes Clean Air Standards for Industrial Boilers, Incinerators and Cement Kilns
Agency says it addresses feedback provided by industry and labor groups, increasing the rule’s flexibility and dramatically reducing costs; says 99 percent of the approximately 1.5 million boilers in the U.S. are not covered or can meet the new stan...

Published: 1/2/2013

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Resigns
Jackson might end up as the president of Princeton University, where she obtained her engineering degree. Other reports say that Jackson may make a run for New Jersey's governorship.

Published: 12/4/2012

Cadmium Compounds Under Scrutiny in USEPA Action Metals Precedent May Be Set
NASF warns its members, especially those using cadmium, to carefully review EPA's recent action on cadmium and cadmium compounds

Published: 12/4/2012

NASF Presents at NADCAP on Metals and Chemicals Regulation
The panel of presenters to NADCAP's chemical processing group included Paul Hogben, Boeing, NASF Board member Dr.Keith Legg, Rowan Technology, and Jeff Hannapel, NASF / The Policy Group.

Published: 12/4/2012

TURI Receives $82K Grant from EPA to Help Auto Body and Repair Shops
The goal of the project is to provide safer alternatives and technical assistance to 30 auto body and repair shops to encourage them switch to non-solvent cleaning systems.

Published: 12/4/2012

NACOSH and ACCSH meet in Washington, D.C., to provide recommendations on OSHA policies and procedures
OSHA's Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health discusses current safety and health trends and recent OSHA initiatives, including OSHA's ongoing fall prevention campaign.

Published: 11/19/2012

California Air Quality District Holds Off On New Rules For Metal Plating
Air district has said that it will hold off on further developing the amendments until it resolves certain occupational exposure concerns related to tertiary butyl acetate (TBAc) and dimethyl carbonate.