• Three non-government advocacy groups, the Environmental Health Strategy Center, the Healthy Building Network and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, have released information on some of the first ten chemicals targeted for review by the United States EPA under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rules. In particular, they noted that six of the chemicals, asbestos, 1-bromopropane (NPB), […]

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  • The recently confirmed  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, stated an intention to be responsive to chemical industry owners and operators.  Pruitt, formerly the Attorney General of Oklahoma, ordered a 90 day delay in EPA regulations that would have required chemical plants to have in place a Risk Management Plan (RMP) intended to protect […]

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  • The Industrial Safety and Hygiene News website (www.ishn.com) has an article titled “March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month.” Besides the physical eye injuries that are unfortunately too common on construction sites, liquid chemicals and also powders such as cement can cause eye injuries and loss of vision. To avoid these injuries workplaces may use engineering […]

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  • Environmental activists and some local government officials from U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s home town of Louisville, Kentucky, have expressed concern about the senator’s position on reversal of EPA regulations that took effect in the final days of the Obama administration. Since the president’s term had less than 60 days left, the regulations may be revoked […]

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