If you’re like me, you’ve been out of the office more than usual over the last month, celebrating the holidays and the New Year and are now playing catch up. To help you out (and me), here’s a collection of the biggest stories from December 2010 from OSHA, the EPA and the DOT.
- OSHA directive continues targeting inspection program for protecting federal workers
- US Labor Department's OSHA extends comment period to March 21, 2011, announces stakeholder meeting on noise control interpretation
- OSHA bulletin and alert recommends safety measures to protect workers from exposure to diacetyl and diacetyl substitutes
- OSHA appoints new head of the Construction Directorate
- US Labor Department's OSHA acts to protect residential roofing workers: Agency rescinds Clinton-era directive and gives workers more safeguards against falls
- US Department of Labor agencies to host live Web chats, conference call on regulatory agendas between Jan. 4 and 7
To find out more about these stories and other OSHA news, visit their news releases site.
- EPA Marks 40th Anniversary
- EPA Launches Website to Increase Transparency of Regulatory Activity
- EPA, Other Federal Agencies to Hold Bed Bug Summit in February
- EPA Seeks Public Comment on Integrated Cleanup Initiative Implementation Plan
- EPA Removes Saccharin from Hazardous Substances Listing
- EPA Expands Air Monitoring Network to Protect Children from Lead
- EPA Analysis Shows Reduction in 2009 Toxic Chemical Releases / Agency completes analysis on chemical disposal and release
- EPA Provides Public with Easier Access to Chemical Information
- Statement from EPA Administrator Jackson regarding her meeting with 10 U.S. senators on Chromium-6
- EPA Improves Guidance for Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Cleanup
- EPA Issues National Guidance to Address Proper Maintenance, Removal, and Disposal of PCB-Containing Fluorescent Lights
Read more about these stories and other EPA news here.
- U.S. Department of Transportation Redirects $1.195 Billion in High-Speed Rail Funds
- U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Unveils New DOT Webpage on ‘Buy America’
- U.S. Department of Transportation 2010 Record of Accomplishment: Improving Safety, Restoring Economic Health, Investing in America’s Infrastructure
- U.S. DOT Proposes Rule to Ban Hand-Held Cell Phone Use for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers
- FMCSA Issues Proposed Rule on Hours-of-Service Requirements for Commercial Truck Drivers
Catch up on other DOT news here.