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Regulatory update: EPA issues chemical action plans for 2 substances
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released chemical action plans to address the potential health risks of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and related compounds. The chemical action plans will include issuing rules to call in data on any past allegations of significant adverse effects, obtaining unpublished health and safety data from industry sources, requiring exposure monitoring studies for consumer products, and possibly banning or restricting consumer products containing uncured MDI or TDI. More



Regulatory update: EPA issues proposal to revise threshold planning quantities for non-reactive solids in solutions
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to revise the way facilities would apply the threshold planning quantities under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, for those extremely hazardous substances that are non-reactive solid chemicals in solution form. More

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Legislative update: Pediatricians call for TSCA reform to protect children
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a policy statement calling for reform of U.S. chemical management policies to better protect children. The document states that the Toxic Substances Control Act has "been ineffective in protecting children, pregnant women and the general population from hazardous chemicals in the marketplace." More

Legislative update: House Energy and Commerce Democrats release report on fracking chemicals
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House Energy and Commerce Democratic members Henry Waxman, D-Calif.; Ed Markey, D-Mass.; and Diana DeGette, D-Colo., released a report summarizing the types, volumes and chemical contents of hydraulic fracturing products used by 14 top oil and gas companies. The report found that the companies used more than 2,500 fracking products containing 750 chemicals and other components. More

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Security resources: DHS releases free online courses on Workplace Security Awareness and Active Shooter
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection has announced the release of two new, no-cost independent study courses. Workplace Security Awareness (IS-906) promotes workplace security practices and is applicable to individuals and organizations. Active Shooter, What You Can Do (IS-907), is designed for a broad audience, including managers and employees, to prepare them to respond to an active shooter situation in the workplace. More

One week till deadline for Membership & Safety Questionnaire submissions
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If you have not yet submitted your questionnaire, please do so no later than Monday, May 2. The Membership & Safety Questionnaire measures the success of Responsible Distribution, as well as demographic information about our membership. The data collected through this survey is important to NACD's advocacy efforts. More

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Still time to register for Southern Region Annual Meeting
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From leadership tips to more knowledge on import/export regulations and from managing your health care spending to knowing how to handle the media during a crisis, the 2011 Southern Region Annual Meeting is full of exciting topics. The meeting will occur at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., May 11-13. More

OPSEM 2011 registration now open!
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Registration is now open for the Operations and Purchasing Conference and Trade Show, held in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 23-26. Take time to review the exciting agenda and to clear your schedule to join us as we share and receive information on health, safety, quality and security issues. From regulatory requirements to management systems, from purchasing best practices to the latest technologies being employed in chemical warehouses, distributors and companies who serve them gain value at this event. More


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Short line railroads see 9 percent traffic gain
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North America's small and regional railroads are enjoying a surge in traffic so far in 2011, with overall volume up 9 percent and some important cargoes growing by double digits. The traffic counts include an 11.5 percent gain in the largest short line category — chemical loadings. When chemical shipments are on the rise, it usually means factories are increasing demand for raw materials to make products and packaging. More

How to Survive Chemical Audits
WHITE PAPER: How to Survive a Chemical Management Audit examines how to satisfy regulatory requirements and pass workplace chemical audits.
• Eliminate chemical safety deficiencies
• Integrate chemical inventory with MSDSs
• Manage chemicals in accordance with regulations
• Deploy a successful chemical safety management program
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NACD member and affiliate companies achieve on-site verification
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The National Association of Chemical Distributors is pleased to announce that more than 119 regular member and Chemical Handler Affiliate companies' sites have successfully passed NACD's 4th-cycle on-site Responsible Distribution verifications since July 2010. These organizations continually demonstrate their commitment to the implementation of its Responsible Distribution's environmental, health, safety and security requirements. More

On Earth Day, Obama says US can lead on climate change
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President Barack Obama said on Earth Day that the United States can lead the world in tackling climate change by investing in clean-energy technology. Obama said addressing climate change "requires international leadership," but he also stressed that greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced with action at the local level. More

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A toxic setback for the anti-plastic campaigners
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A comprehensive review by the German Society of Toxicology of thousands of studies on BPA concluded, "[BPA] exposure represents no noteworthy risk to the health of the human population, including newborns and babies." The group, which included several scientists who have advised regulatory caution on BPA, bucked calls by advocacy groups to lower safe exposure levels. More

BPA ban in Maine to become law without governor's signature
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Maine's ban against products made with the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, will take effect Jan. 1, 2012. Because Gov. Paul LePage, who did not support the bill, neither signed nor vetoed the measure in the 10 days since it garnered near-unanimous support from Maine lawmakers, it will become law 90 days after the legislative session adjourns on June 15. More

 
 

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