OSHA finalized its rule on respirable crystalline silica in March, with phased-in compliance dates beginning in 2017. See BLR Legal Editor Ana Ellington discuss some background information on silica, the exposure and health risks associated with silica, workers and industries affected by the new rule, and specific provisions of the new silica rules.
Everyone working around hazardous chemicals has a right to know of possible dangers and how to protect themselves. This has always been at the heart of the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom).
The 2016 EHS reporting season is here, and it’s not just the usual suspects. There are the usual suspects: Tier II, state air emissions inventories, GHG emissions reports, and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reports). But in addition, 2016 is also a reporting year for two significant periodic reports: the hazardous waste Biennial Report and the Toxic Substances Control Act’s Chemical Data Report (CDR).
The deadline to submit Tier II reports is March 1. Do you know what your state’s reporting requirements are and who to contact? In this video, BLR Legal Editor Tim Fagan offers tips on how to submit your report in a timely and compliant manner.
In this video, BLR Legal Editor Emily Remmel, JD, offers a concise overview of the updated underground storage tank (UST) regulations.
In this video, Environmental Daily Advisor Editor Kelly Lagana talks with David Galt, BLR’s in-house safety expert, about the news that OSHA expects to put out a new final rule by the end of 2012. There isn’t any word yet what this new rule will be, but David Galt walks through some of the possibilities and how they would affect industry and safety managers.
What are companies going to have to do differently to comply with the new GHS standard over the old HazCom standard? In this video, Kelly Lagana talks to safety legal editor Dave Galt about what OSHA’s new Global Harmonization Standard means for employers.