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Top News
  • NACD Issues Regulatory Alert on OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard
  • NACD Adds OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Compliance Resources to Website
  • Rep. Reichert Visits NACD Member TRInternational, Inc.


  • Regulatory Updates
  • Small Business Week Resources: Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars
  • Updated OSHA Poster Includes Important New Information
  • Managing Truck, Device Data Effectively to Prevent Litigation
  • 5 Strategies to Protect Workers from Unwanted Chemical Exposure


  • Federal Register Notices
  • PHMSA Final Rule: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
  • EPA Final Rule: Significant New Use Rules for 25 Chemical Substances
  • EPA Proposed Rule: TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Nanoscale Materials
  • FMCSA Notice: Exemption Applications for Hours of Service On-Duty Attendance


  • Legislative News
  • Vote on Chemical Law Reform Expected in June
  • Chemical Safety Bill Picks Up Support in Senate
  • Trade Bill Fate in Doubt as Debate Kicks Off
  • Hearing to Focus on Deregulation of the U.S. Rail Industry





  • TOP NEWS


    NACD Issues Regulatory Alert on OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard
    NACD
    With the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS)/Global Harmonization Standard June 1, 2015, deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers, and distributors to have updated safety data sheets (SDSs) and labels quickly approaching, NACD is seeking an enforcement delay from OSHA for all chemical distributors who are unable to meet this deadline because of circumstances beyond their control. NACD is also actively seeking support from Capitol Hill to urge OSHA to expand the two-year enforcement discretion policy and provide supplemental guidance to chemical distributors.
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    NACD Adds OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Compliance Resources to Website
    NACD
    To help you comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) upcoming Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) taking effect June 1, NACD has posted a number of resources to help you understand the regulation's requirements and update you on any recent developments. Be sure to review these documents before June 1!
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    Rep. Reichert Visits NACD Member TRInternational, Inc.
    Marketwired
    TRInternational, Inc. recently welcomed Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., to their Seattle facility to show him the value and safety of chemical distribution companies that participate in programs like NACD Responsible Distribution®, the NACD mandatory third-party verification environmental, health, safety, and security program.
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    REGULATORY UPDATES


    Small Business Week Resources: Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars
    U.S. Small Business Administration
    SBA and Small Business Majority will host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. Join SBA every other Thursday at 2 p.m. ET.
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    Updated OSHA Poster Includes Important New Information
    Safety.BLR.com
    OSHA has redesigned the familiar poster that reminds workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities. Find out what's changed and get a quick refresher about what OSHA expects from you.
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    Managing Truck, Device Data Effectively to Prevent Litigation
    Overdrive
    How many of you make it a practice to regularly download truck electronic-control-module data? South Carolina-based attorney Rob Moseley, often representing trucking companies in crash litigation, stresses the value of making it a business routine to do so.
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    5 Strategies to Protect Workers from Unwanted Chemical Exposure
    Safety.BLR.com
    American workers use tens of thousands of chemicals every day. While many are suspected of being harmful, only a small handful of these substances are regulated by OSHA or other agencies. Keep reading for strategies to boost chemical safety and awareness at your company.
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    PHMSA Final Rule: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
    Federal Register
    In this final rule, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is adopting requirements designed to reduce the consequences and, in some instances, reduce the probability of accidents involving trains transporting large quantities of flammable liquids.
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    EPA Final Rule: Significant New Use Rules for 25 Chemical Substances
    Federal Register
    EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 25 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Nine of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA.
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    EPA Proposed Rule: TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Nanoscale Materials
    Federal Register
    EPA is holding a public meeting during the comment period of the proposed rule that published in the Federal Registerof April 6, 2015, which involved proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale. Specifically, that proposal involves one-time reporting for existing nanoscale materials and one-time reporting for new discrete nanoscale materials before they are manufactured or processed.
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    FMCSA Notice: Exemption Applications for Hours of Service On-Duty Attendance
    Federal Register
    FMCSA announces that the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) has applied for an exemption from the Federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that prohibit commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers from driving a CMV if more than 8 consecutive hours have passed since the driver's last off-duty or sleeper-berth period of 30 minutes or more. ATA is requesting the exemption on behalf of all motor carriers that transport hazardous materials (HM) shipments requiring security plans under regulations of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
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    LEGISLATIVE NEWS


    Vote on Chemical Law Reform Expected in June
    The Hill
    Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said his bill to reform the nation's toxic chemical laws could hit the Senate floor for a vote in June.
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    Chemical Safety Bill Picks Up Support in Senate
    The Hill
    A bipartisan bill to reform the federal government's chemical safety oversight now has 36 co-sponsors, split equally between the two political parties.
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    Trade Bill Fate in Doubt as Debate Kicks Off
    Politico
    A controversial trade bill is well shy of the votes needed to pass the House and faces a difficult vote in the Senate as the debate in Congress kicks off this week.
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    Hearing to Focus on Deregulation of the U.S. Rail Industry
    Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
    The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., will hold a hearing this week on the state of rail transportation and the U.S. freight rail industry 35 years after deregulation under the Staggers Rail Act.
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