• Employers and workers in construction and general industry are involved by the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER). OSHA has launched a webpage at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/hazwoper/index.html to help comply with the worker safety provisions of HAZWOPER. Employers may choose to have their own workers respond to hazardous material releases and other dangerous events, […]

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  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its preliminary Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). This data from 2016 will be reviewed and revised by October and later an analysis of the data will be released in January 2018. The TRI provides information to the public about what chemicals are used at facilities in their […]

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  • Wearable devices connected to the internet can increase worker safety by tracking the position and movements of workers in potentially hazardous environments.  A person wearing a device may enter a dangerous area, or may show signs of sleepiness or movements associated with injury.  Wearable devices may show that toxic gases are present, alerting the person […]

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  • The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) now requires all chemical products and mixtures on the European market to have labels that conform with its Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulation.  Products formerly sold under older labelling and classification rules must now be either withdrawn from the market or reclassified and relabelled.  Labels for chemicals for many […]

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