Hazardous materials regulations under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) provide the segregation or separation of certain hazardous materials when being shipped by the various modes of transportation. Yesterday we reviewed what your employees need to know about segregation when loading vehicles for transportation on public highways. Today we will look at some examples […]
Why did OSHA take the unusual step of citing two contractors as a single employer? What should you know about this enforcement action? Learn more here.
The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada, a project essentially abandoned by the Obama administration, would get a new infusion of funding in President Donald Trump’s Budget Blueprint. Specifically, the president is requesting that Congress authorize $120 million to restart licensing activities for the project and also initiate a “robust interim storage program.”
Hazardous materials regulations under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) provide the segregation or separation of certain hazardous materials when being shipped by the various modes of transportation. Today we will review what your employees need to know about segregation when loading vehicles for transportation on public highways.
Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, is a day to honor those who have died on the job, to acknowledge the suffering of families and communities, and to recommit to creating safe and healthful workplaces. The date marks another important milestone in worker protection. Keep reading to learn more.
The EPA recently held a public hearing to receive comments on the Agency’s proposed denial (January 19, 2017, FR) of a petition to add nine states to the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) ozone transport region (OTR). At the hearing, Senior Policy Advisor Ted Steichen of the American Petroleum Institute (API) said that expansion of the […]
Under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations no one may ship a hazardous material or carry a hazardous material in transportation without a shipping paper. This seems pretty clear, but shipping paper violations continue to rank high on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) list of hazmat violations uncovered during roadside inspections. Yesterday […]
Senator Tom Carper (DE), the Democrat’s top environmental spokesperson in the Senate, reacted with “incredulity” to a story in Politico indicating that the EPA was exploring the possibility of having the private sector participate in rewriting the Clean Water Rule (CWR). Upon publication of the story, Carper wrote to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt questioning whether […]
Cal/OSHA fined a roofing and building supply company $62,320 for multiple serious accident-related safety violations following an investigation of a fatal forklift accident in San Francisco.
Given that as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he led a legal challenge against the Clean Power Plan (CPP), is EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt ethically qualified to undertake an objective review of the rule?