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New Use Rules for 37 Chemicals Proposed; Most Raise Worker Issues, 14 Are Nanoscale
CCAI says that manufacturers, importers and processors of 37 chemicals could be required to notify the Environmental Protection Agency under significant new use rules (SNURs) the EPA proposed on Feb. 25.
News Item Published: 3/4/2013
OSHA Hazard Communication resources available to help employers comply with new training and labeling requirements
Two new compliance assistance resources are available for employers to assist them in meeting the requirements of OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard.
News Item 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.
News Item Published: 3/4/2013
SPI General Counsel Passes Away
Jerome H. (Jerry) Heckman, general counsel to the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) for more than 50 years and founding partner of Keller and Heckman law firm, passed away in January at the age of 85.
News Item Published: 2/22/2013
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.
News Item Published: 1/31/2013
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.
News Item 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...
News Item Published: 1/2/2013
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
News Item 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.
News Item 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.
News Item Published: 12/4/2012

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