Monthly Archives: September 2015


HHS Launches Resources System to Improve Disaster Preparedness

Health and emergency preparedness professionals now have access to the nation’s first and most comprehensive system of resources designed specifically to help communities better prepare for and manage the health impacts of disasters. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Read the full article…


EPA Announces National Limits to Reduce Toxic Pollutants Discharged into Waterways

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized a rule that will reduce the discharge of toxic pollutants into America’s waterways from steam electric power plants by 1.4 billion pounds annually, as well as reduce water withdrawal by 57 billion gallons per year, resulting in an estimated benefit Read the full article…


Glass M’n’f’r to Cut Harmful Air Pollution at 7 Sites

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Guardian Industries Corp. that will resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at Guardian’s flat glass manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. Under the proposed settlement, Guardian will invest Read the full article…


NIOSH Research Program on Chemical Exposures to Help Prevent Birth Defects

To learn whether exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals in the workplace increases the risk of birth defects, NIOSH researchers are partnering with the Centers for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (CBDRP) on one of the largest birth defects prevention research efforts in the nation. NIOSH researchers hope to address some Read the full article…

Birth Defects

EPA Proposes New Protections for International Hazardous Waste Shipments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing enhancements to the oversight of hazardous waste shipments to help ensure safe management of imported and exported hazardous wastes. Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response said in a statement: “When hazardous waste is Read the full article…

Hazardous Waste Shipments

Looming GHS Deadline

December 1st, 2015 is the date by which distributors can no longer send out hazardous chemicals labeled under the old (pre-GHS) HazCom Standard. OSHA granted certain distributors a six-month extension beyond the June labeling deadline to divest themselves of product already labeled under the pre-GHS HazCom Standard and to accommodate Read the full article…

GHS Deadline

EPA Project to Clean Up Contaminated Brownfields Sites

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced approximately $13.2 million in supplemental funding to help transform communities by cleaning up contaminated Brownfields properties. The EPA’s Brownfields Program is designed to empower states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to Read the full article…

Brownfields