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Published: 8/9/2013

Senate Holds Landmark Hearing on Federal Chemicals Law Reform
The hearing largely focused on two bills to modernize the federal chemical management statute, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 (S. 696) and the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009).

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: 6/10/2013

System Recycles Phosphate Pretreatment
In response to growing concern over proper disposal of used phosphate pretreatment solution from its metal surface paint preparation line, hydraulic pump trailer manufacturer Bri-Mar Manufacturing has installed a CPR System for more environmentally ...