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Negative Repercussions of Mandatory Drug Screenings

Employers often feel an obligation to implement a drug screening program in the workplace, typically with safety in mind. It is used as a precaution to ensure people who would be a danger to others aren’t hired. Random testing is also used to discourage employees from using drugs after hire.

How Hazardous Are Industry Flares?

A group of 10 environmental groups allied on October 29, 2020, to sue the EPA in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia over claims that the Agency has failed to reduce toxic air pollution at gas processing facilities, municipal solid waste landfills, petrochemical plants, and other large industrial sites.

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Michigan Releases Interim Enforcement Plan for COVID-19 Policies

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) released an interim enforcement plan, incorporating the state’s emergency coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rules put into place last month. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Final Rule Issued for NSR Permitting Process

On October 22, 2020, the EPA finalized a rule to streamline and improve the Clean Air New Source Review (NSR) permitting process. It specifically clarifies the process to evaluate when an NSR preconstruction permit is required when an existing major emitter facility makes changes.

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Four Key Compliance Points for Your Hazard Communication Program

Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. Violations of the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) are always near the top of the list. Here are several important compliance points for environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers that […]