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SPCC Violations and Expedited Settlement Agreements

In a September 2019 memo, the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) revised its 2003 guidance for Expedited Settlement Agreements (ESAs) applicable to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) program.

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OSHA Again Cites Railcar Services Provider

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited tank railcar cleaning and repair provider Dana Railcare for workplace safety and health violations at its facility in Wilmington, Delaware. The company faces $371,276 in penalties.

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When Industry Supports Environmental Regulation

It is a common (and somewhat unfounded) stereotype that industry abhors regulation, and words like “burdensome” and “unreasonable” frequently come into play in discussions of labor and environmental law. In the last several months, however, this impression has been challenged by big industry players that have come out in support of various environmental regulations—and, in […]

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The Safety Standout Awards and Safety Summit 2020: New Event, New Awards!

For Safety Summit 2020, we’re headed to Indianapolis! The event is changing this year, with a brand new, expanded multi-track program that will cover all things safety. We will also be honoring our latest Safety Standout Award winners—will you be among them? See what to expect this April when we host our attendees in the […]

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5 Steps for Successfully Managing Diversity

Your workforce, your customers, and your markets are increasingly diverse. To promote individual and organizational success, you must welcome diversity and manage it well. These five steps will help you to manage diversity effectively.

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GHS Pictogram Training Cheat Sheet

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and represents a distinct hazard(s). The pictogram on the label is determined by the chemical hazard classification.