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Dollar General Facing New $342K OSHA Fine

On November 22, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced new citations and $341,842 in new proposed penalties for discount retailer Dollar General. OSHA already had placed Dollar General Corp. and its parent Dolgencorp LLC in the agency’s severe violators enforcement program (SVEP) and has proposed penalties totaling $15 million. OSHA inspectors found merchandise […]

The EPA, CWA and Invasive Organisms

Last month, a letter signed by 160 organizations was sent to President Joseph Biden Jr. requesting that he take action to direct the EPA to implement discharge standards for ships’ ballast water that comply with the Clean Water Act (CWA). EPA administrator Michael Regan also received a similar request from 34 members of Congress. “Ballast […]

Ask the Expert: Fiber Drum Compatibility Requirements

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about 55-gallon fiber drum compatibility requirements. See what the experts had to say. Q: Do 55-gallon fiber drums meet the requirements for compatibility in 40 CFR […]

Phasing Down Hydrofluorocarbons

On October 20, 2022, the EPA announced additional actions, including a proposed rule, for the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which, according to an Agency news release, are a “crucial component of President Biden’s ambitious agenda to combat the climate crisis while advancing American manufacturing and innovation.” The proposed rule sets a 40% reduction for 2024 […]

CSB Safety Video Gets 1 Million Views in a Week

A safety video released October 27 by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board (CSB) reached 1 million views on YouTube within a week, the CSB announced November 7. The video, “Wake Up Call: Refinery Disaster in Philadelphia,” details the June 21, 2019, fire, series of explosions, and toxic hydrofluoric acid (HF) release at […]

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Infographic: Indoor Air Quality

The biggest indoor air concerns for decades were exposure to radon, mold, and tobacco smoke. The focus has now shifted to respiratory infections and wildfire smoke, and newer requirements stress the importance of ventilation and air filtration. Here’s what you need to know about indoor air quality. Check out our Back to Basics: Spotlight on […]

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Magid and CarbonX Partner to Co-Brand Line of FR Garments Introducing Magid® FR by CarbonX®

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (November 16, 2022) – National PPE manufacturer and distributor Magid has partnered with flame-resistant (FR) PPE and apparel company CarbonX to co-brand a line of FR garments that they’re calling Magid® FR by CarbonX®. “CarbonX garments set the industry standard for lightweight, comfortable, inherently flame-resistant base layer protection, and we’re excited to build […]

Supply Chain Risk Management Platform by Avetta, LLC Now Available on SAP® Store

By integrating with SAP® Ariba® Supplier Risk, the platform enables businesses to monitor supplier compliance status in real-time, helping companies manage safety, sustainability, and business risk. OREM, UTAH and HOUSTON — Oct. 25, 2022 — Avetta®, LLC, a leading provider of supply chain risk management (SCRM) software, today announced that its Supply Chain Risk Management platform is now available on SAP® Store. Through integration with SAP® Ariba® Supplier Risk, the platform provides critical […]

The Pros and Cons of Lead-Acid and Lithium-Ion Batteries

As technology advances and businesses search for energy independence, the need for lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries has grown. Here, we’ll take a look at the growing market size of these batteries, their role in sustainability, environmental impact, and complex reporting requirements.

ASSP Foundation to create groundbreaking educational framework

PARK RIDGE, IL (Oct. 25, 2022) — The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation aims to break new ground in the way it helps occupational safety and health professionals advance their careers and better protect workers. The Foundation seeks volunteers for a task force that will develop a comprehensive educational framework to support safety […]