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Regulatory update — EPA to require inclusion of hydrogen sulfide on TRI reports
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it is lifting the Administrative Stay of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act section 313 toxic chemical release reporting requirements for hydrogen sulfide (Chemical Abstracts Service Number No. 7783-06-4). More



Regulatory update — EPA launches enforcement mapping tool
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the release of a new mapping tool feature in the agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online database. This feature will allow users to access federal and state enforcement information in an interactive format and to compare enforcement action information by state. More

Regulatory update — Labor Department enhances its online enforcement database
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The U.S. Department of Labor has enhanced its online enforcement database in order to improve public access to enforcement actions. New features include map displays of inspection and violation data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration. More

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Regulatory update — OSHA releases new Laboratory Safety Guidance materials
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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released new educational materials on laboratory safety. These materials are designed to provide information for laboratory managers on protecting their workers from exposure to chemical, biological and physical hazards. More

Regulatory Update — OSHA to hold public meeting on hearing loss prevention
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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will host a stakeholder meeting to solicit comments and suggestions on occupational hearing loss prevention. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum and gather information from stakeholders on best practices for hearing conservation programs, personal protective equipment, and feasible engineering controls. More

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Regulatory update — ACC petitions FDA to revise regulations on BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups
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The American Chemistry Council has filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to revise certain regulations on bisphenol A to clarify for consumers that the substance is no longer used to manufacture baby bottles and sippy cups and will not be used in these products in the future. More

Legislative update — It is time to realign!
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Changes are coming to NACD's grassroots advocacy program. Watch for Chemical ReACTions to re-launch at the upcoming NACD Annual Meeting, and to set a fresh stage for growing bigger and bolder in our efforts to engage, equip and motivate Congress to support the Chemical Distribution Industry. Details coming Nov. 10.

Industry News

Innovation Awards: U.S. Chemicals rides the wave of sustainability
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Innovation is usually regarded as the role of the chemical producer, but distributors can be just as imaginative in their business approach, as U.S. Chemicals shows. U.S. Chemicals, a distributor based in Darien, Connecticut, has been in business for more than 50 years. Its distinction in the male-driven chemical business is that it is owned by and, for the most part, operated by women. More

Labor mismatch means trucking jobs go unfilled
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A surprising number of job openings are going unfilled because employers can't find qualified people — what economists call the labor mismatch. To address a shortage of truck drivers resulting from a mismatch of skills in the labor market, some trucking companies have started free driving schools with the promise of a job upon completion. More



Robot allows high-speed testing of chemicals
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Of the more than 80,000 chemicals used in the U.S., only 300 or so have ever undergone health and safety testing. In fact, only five chemicals have ever been restricted or banned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But now some 10,000 agricultural and industrial chemicals will be screened for toxicity for the first time, with the help of a rapid-fire testing robot. More

 
 

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