Compliance with the used oil management regulations has always posed challenges to generators of used oil—from understanding the applicability of the regulations to identifying any cost-saving opportunities. In a recent webinar titled Used Oil Generators: Cost-Effective Strategies to Stay Compliant with EPA Regulations, speaker David J. Scriven-Young, senior counsel of primarily environmental law, construction, and […]
Peabody Energy Corporation, the largest publicly traded coal company in the world, was recently muscled by the state of New York into revising its shareholder disclosures with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to include financial risks associated with climate change and potential regulations. Yesterday we reviewed SEC risk disclosure requirements. Today we will discuss […]
Peabody Energy Corporation, the largest publicly traded coal company in the world, was recently muscled by the state of New York into revising its shareholder disclosures with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to include financial risks associated with climate change and potential regulations. If you are a publicly traded company, what exactly are your […]
OSHA recently released a draft updated version of its voluntary Safety and Health Program Management guidelines and is seeking public comment on the revisions. Keep reading to find out what’s new—and what it could mean for employers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published permissible exposure limits (PELs) for about 500 chemicals—and most of those PELs have not been updated since 1971. In the intervening four 4 decades, the number of chemicals used in the United States has exploded and, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control […]
In May, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed guidance document for its personnel on complying with Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. The document is not yet finalized, however, it does offer insights into how OSHA and other agencies within the DOL intend to interpret and act upon the Order. […]
Within the past year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has completed some of its process safety management (PSM) “action items,” including clarifying parts of the PSM standard and revising its working definition of “retail facilities.” Keep reading to find out what other changes employers can expect to see as OSHA continues to revise […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of trying to modernize its approach to environmental compliance and efficiency through a project called “E-Enterprise.” Today we will look at the basic premises of E-Enterprise and how it will affect the regulated community. Tomorrow we will review some of the comments the EPA has […]
Recently, we received a question from a subsciber about the potential hazards of a worker wearing a wristwatch in an isopropyl alcohol washroom used for washing parts. See what we had to say.