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  • US Chemical Safety Board Shows Growing Priority for Informed First Responders

    Oct 17, 2014
    This month, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) recommended new improvements to procedures used by first responders handling chemical fires, explosions, and releases of hazardous materials.
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  • New OSHA Initiative Emphasizes Hazardous Chemical Safety

    Oct 14, 2014
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    OSHA has announced a call for a national dialogue on ways to prevent workers from becoming ill or injured as a result of exposure to hazardous chemicals. With the stated goal of giving “stakeholders a forum to develop innovative, effective approaches to improve the health of workers in the United States,” the initiative requests input around the management of hazardous chemicals with an eye to possibly updating current permissible exposure limits (PELs).
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  • New Cloud-Based Service Provides First Responders with Critical, Lifesaving Information During Chemical Emergencies

    Oct 14, 2014
    First Responders at a hazardous chemical event with Plan1
    CHICAGO (October 14, 2014) — To give first responders better access to potentially lifesaving hazardous chemical information, MSDSonline, the leading cloud-based hazardous chemical management solutions provider is launching a new chemical information sharing service. Called Plan1, the new service enables MSDSonline customers to give firefighters, paramedics, doctors, police officers and other first responders access to critical information about the hazardous chemicals they may encounter when responding to fires and other emergencies.
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  • EPA Makes Updates to Its Online Tool for Chemicals Regulated by the Toxic Substances Control Act

    Oct 13, 2014
    The EPA announced last week that it has made improvements to its ChemView Tool, a public facing database of regulatory information for chemicals covered by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). According to the agency’s press release, the update includes improved information around Chemical Data Reporting, pollution prevention, consent orders, test rule data, and the Safer Chemicals Ingredient List.
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  • New Chemical Registration Numbers Take Off

    Oct 10, 2014
    Chemicals Blog
    As chemical manufacturers innovate and create new compounds, keeping on top of chemical recordkeeping and compliance is poised to become a growing challenge.
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  • Toluene Safety Tips from MSDS experts - MSDSonline

    Oct 08, 2014
    You may not know toluene, but you’ve almost certainly encountered products that contain this potentially harmful chemical. Learn more from experts at
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  • Ebola Awareness Underscores Need for Adequate Safety Training

    Oct 08, 2014
    A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus is resulting in global media attention and reminding employers everywhere — in all industries — of the importance of following safety procedures in workplace settings.
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  • Mounting Attention to Chemical Management Puts EPA in the Spotlight

    Sep 30, 2014
    The EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a new watchdog report that found the EPA is not taking adequate action to protect water resources from unmonitored hazardous chemicals. Specifically, the report examined controls around chemical discharges from sewage treatment plants.
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  • OSHA Considering Petition to Extend June 1, 2015 HazCom / GHS Compliance Deadline for Chemical Manufacturers

    Sep 30, 2014
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    At the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) conference today, Sven J. Rundman III, OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs for the Office of Health Enforcement, announced that OSHA is considering a petition from the American Coatings Association (ACA), cosigned by 8 other associations, seeking temporary relief from the June 1, 2015 HazCom / GHS compliance deadline for the updating of labels and safety data sheets.
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  • Meet Preparedness Goals During FEMA’s National Preparedness Month

    Sep 23, 2014
    FEMA and its website have designated September as National Preparedness Month, and September 30th “National Prepareathon! Day.” During this special month, safety professionals can join FEMA in encouraging families, communities, and businesses to review preparedness planning protocols, and to make sure that people know exactly what to do during emergencies. FEMA articulates their official National Preparedness Goal as “A secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.”
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