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OSHA Issues New 'National Emphasis Program' for Chemical Facilities
"Far too many workers are injured and killed in preventable incidents at chemical facilities around the country," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels.The new NEP replaces OSHA's 2009 pilot Chemical...
News Item Published: 12/2/2011
NASF and Other Industries Asking EPA to Use Science to Guide Decisions on Chromium-6 Risk Assessments
The NASF’s Christian Richter and Jeff Hannapel report that the plating group and other manufacturing industries are calling for science to guide decisions on EPA chromium-6 risk assessments. Richter says that the NASF and industry supporters continu...
News Item Published: 11/8/2011
EPA Releases Final Health Assessment for TCE
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the final health assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE) to the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database.  IRIS is a human health assessment program that evaluates the latest scien...
News Item Published: 9/30/2011
EPA to add Two Finishing Facilities to List of "Worst Toxic Sites"
The Seam Master Industries site and the Jervis B. Webb Co. site have elevated levels of trichloroethylene (TCE), commonly used as a solvent for cleaning metal parts,
News Item Published: 9/29/2011
Official says EPA is Updating Policies on Enforcement Penalties of Chemical Rules
Penalty policies to ensure fines consider economic benefits chemical manufacturers reap from violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
News Item Published: 9/29/2011
ACC Proposes New System to Prioritize Chemicals for Review
Says comprehensive, scientifically-based prioritization system could be used by EPA to determine which chemicals warrant additional review and assessment.
News Item Published: 9/26/2011
EPA Proposes Use Rule For Glymes
EPA has proposed a significant new use rule (SNUR) for 14 solvents known as "glymes" or glycol diethers.
News Item Published: 8/30/2011
Van Nuys plater hit with $100K fine
Crown Chrome Plating fails 2009 inspection
News Item Published: 7/28/2011
Review begins for new uses of 14 chemicals classified as glymes
Used in a variety of applications including paints and coatings
News Item Published: 7/28/2011
SoCal coaters upset at new VOC rules
CA rules could spread across US
News Item Published: 7/28/2011

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