"If your facility has safety data sheet (SDS) management issues, one recommended practice is to draft an SDS plan. Although not required by OSHA, it may be just the thing to help your facility get on track with SDS management. Here’s some information that you should include in your plan."
"Yesterday we told you about a state Department of Transportation (DOT) that got fined by EPA $30,000 for underground storage tank (UST) violations. We gave you part of an easy UST compliance checklist to see how closely you meet the federal UST regulations at 40 CFR Part 280. Here’s the rest of the checklist."
"A state Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (USTs) regulations at 10 facilities operated by the Department’s Division of Highways. As part of the settlement, the Agency has also agreed to statewide improvements of its UST monitoring procedures."
"Here's a RCRA training records checklist to follow if your facility has less than 90 day storage. This is what EPA inspectors will be looking for should they show up at your facility."
"A Pennsylvania manufacturing company has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations. Following an inspection by EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, EPA cited the company for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) violations involving hazardous waste stored at the facility. The wastes included waste solvents, waste acetone, waste heptanes, and universal waste lamps."
"Three individual fuel companies in Oregon have settled with EPA for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) violations and will pay fines and invest in facility upgrades at their facilities. EPA inspections of each facility from 2007 and 2011 found multiple violations of federal spill prevention rules and spill response requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA)."
"Yesterday we gave you part of a compliance checklist to help you review your policies and procedures in light of the requirements of the Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) (also known as the Laboratory Standard). Here’s the rest of the checklist."
"The laboratory environment can be a hazardous place to work. To make these workplaces safer OSHA developed the Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories standard (commonly referred to as the Laboratory Standard)."