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Published: 8/9/2013

Congress confirms Gina McCarthy as administrator
She was sworn in as administrator on July 19, 2013, and vowed to pursue “smart, commonsense, pragmatic solutions” to environmental problems as EPA’s new chief and continue the work of her predecessor, Lisa Jackson.

Published: 7/18/2013

Boron Specialties Executive Testifies on Impact of Toxic Substances Control Act
Beth D. Bosley, president of Boron Specialties and member of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), testified before Congress that any changes to the nation’s chemical control law must provide adequate protection of trade secr...

Published: 7/3/2013

Coating Group Hosts Free Webinars on Revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
ACA three webinars are intended to aid safety managers in complying with OSHA’s Dec. 1, 2013, HCS training requirement deadline

Published: 7/3/2013

Helicopter Contractor Faulted for Chemical Hazards
Other violations include spray booths containing combustible floor linings, lack of air flow measuring devices and fire extinguisher systems and medical and monitoring programs for exposed workers.

Published: 7/3/2013

EPA Awards $80,000 Grant To Develop Greener Solvents
The technology being developed by Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. (CMS) of Wilmington, Del would allow industries to use green solvents that are safer for the environment.

Published: 7/3/2013

OSHA Plan To Protect Workers Exposed To Isocyanates
Focus on workplaces in general, construction and maritime industries that use isocyanate compounds in an effort to reduce occupational illnesses and deaths.

Published: 5/3/2013

Report: EPA May Take More Than a Decade to Review Prioritized Chemicals
GAO report criticizes EPA for not obtaining data that companies gave to European Chemicals Agency as part of the REACH program.

Published: 5/2/2013

State Chemicals Policy: Trends and Profiles
More than 77 individual chemical restriction bills have been passed by states in recent years, including 31 bills related specifically to mercury.