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COVID-19 Variant Surges: 11 Key Questions and Answers for Employers

Like you, we had hoped COVID-19-related issues would have waned by now and we could all move forward with a return to “normal.” Not so fast, apparently, as the disease’s delta variant has surged, and tensions between the pro- and antivaccination contingents have heightened. More employers are taking charge of the coronavirus narrative at work, […]

Faces of EHS: Jade Nelson Talks Being Yourself and Letting Passion Drive You

Before Jade Nelson got her start in the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) field, she always thought she would work in a private practice as a doctor, creating and maintaining a forward-thinking culture. One day, however, Nelson was invited to participate in a safety committee meeting at her job – and that’s when she had […]

New York Bans New Sales of Gas-Powered Vehicles Beginning in 2035

New York has passed legislation to ban the sale or lease of new gas-powered cars and trucks in the state beginning in 2035. Governor Kathy Hochul signed Assembly Bill A4302/S2758 into law on September 8. The law set the goal for the state to require zero emissions for any new cars, trucks, off-road vehicles, and […]

EPA Rescinds Previous CWA Guidance Requirements

The EPA on September 16 rescinded its guidance document entitled “Applying the Supreme Court’s County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund Decision in the Clean Water Act Section 402 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Program.” This guidance document was issued on January 14, 2021, by the Trump administration. “Using the tools provided by the […]

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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.