Tag: chemical safety

Chemical Safety Board: OSHA, EPA Should Revise Chemical Hazard Rules

In its final report on a chemical fire and toxic gas release at a Westlake, Louisiana, chemical facility, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) suggested that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and EPA revise their regulations for reactive chemical hazards. On August 27, 2020, over 1 million pounds of trichloroisocyanuric […]

Proposed Restrictions on Prop 65 Short-Form Warnings

Changes to California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) short-form warning label regulations are expected soon. Once adopted, impacted industry will have one year to comply with the amendments. Prop 65 requires warning labels to be placed on products sold in California that expose consumers to chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive or developmental toxicity. The […]

EPA Seeks Comments for Guidance on CDR Exemption Petitions

Manufacturers and importers of chemical substances listed on the EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory are advised the EPA has published notice seeking comments for guidance on some of the processes applicable to TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) regulations.  The comments sought apply specifically to “[p]etitions for full exemption of byproduct substances that are […]

Lack of Collaboration Cripples EPA New Chemicals Program

Scientists working in the EPA’s New Chemicals Division recently filed a disclosure revealing several tactics managers use that prevent adequate safety assessments of new chemicals, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). “One tactic managers have used to complete assessments within 90 days is forbidding assessors from communicating with other specialists,” according to PEER. […]

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1-Bromopropane being added to HAP list

On June 11, 2021, the EPA published advance notice of proposed rulemaking to add 1-bromopropane (1-BP) to the Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) list. This addition is historical as it will mark the first time an air toxin has been added to the HAP list through a petition and it “is the first time that a […]

NIOSH Launches New Mobile App for Chemical Hazard Guide

For more than 40 years, safety and health professionals and others have relied on the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. Now a mobile app for the guide offers quick access to information on more than 600 chemicals. Get the details here.