• At 2:46 AM on November 22, 2006, in a neighborhood of Danvers, Massachusetts, a small chemical plant producing ink and paint exploded. Twenty houses were destroyed, some within as little as 150 feet from the plant, and 300 people were evacuated but no lives were lost. The plant, operated by CAI Incorporated, was one of […]

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  • The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has listed the complex mixture of pentachloraphenol and by-products of its synthesis as carcinogenic under California Measure 65. The listing follows a notice of intent on October 30, 2015, which was followed by a comment period that closed on November 30, 2015. Pentachloraphenol as a pure […]

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  • As a means to remove substances of very high concern (SVHC) from common use and avoid human exposure and release to the environment, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has a procedure for identifying such substances and listing those of greatest priority in Annex XIV of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations.  […]

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  • The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compiles an annual list of the top 10 safety violations observed in workplaces. This list changes little from year to year. The ranking is based on cited violations, not the actual cause of safety incidents. However according to Thomas Galassi, OSHA director of enforcement programs “If all […]

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