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Ineffective Protection, Detection, and Mitigation of Corrosion Resulting from Insulated Coatings on Buried Pipelines

New Action Forcing Change SummaryPHMSA has issued an advisory bulletin reminding owners and operators of hazardous liquid, carbon dioxide, and gas pipelines to ensure the integrity of their ...

June 22nd, 2016

OSHA final rule on slips, trips, falls planned for August

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set August as the target release date for a new final rule related to walking and working surfaces and personal fall protection systems....

June 21st, 2016

EPA demands Utah coal power plants cut emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency has made plenty of news in recent months with its Clean Power Plan. The proposed environmental regulations would force a number of sweeping changes onto p...

June 17th, 2016

EPA Finalizes Revisions to Hazardous Chemical Reporting Regulations

New Action Forcing Change SummaryEPA is amending its hazardous chemical reporting regulations in response to changes made by OSHA to its Hazard Communication Standard to conform to the Unite...

June 14th, 2016

Amputation at furniture factory leads to more than $50K in OSHA fines

A furniture factory based in Georgia recently received fines totaling more than $50,000 due to a workplace amputation to one of its workers. The facility, located in western Georgia close to...

June 13th, 2016

EPA Adds New Source Performance Standards for GHG and VOC Emissions in Oil and Natural Gas Sector

New Source SummaryEPA is adding new source performance standards for GHG and VOC emissions from sources in the oil and natural gas sector that are unregulated under the current NSPS at 40 CF...

June 7th, 2016

EPA Revises Source Determinations for Certain Sources in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector

New Rule SummaryEPA is clarifying the meaning of the term “adjacent” that is used to determine both the scope of a “stationary source” for purposes of the Prevention ...

June 6th, 2016

OSHA's regulatory approach to harmful heat is unique

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Obama Administration recently wrapped up the Extreme Heat Week effort, a program that highlighted the dangers of high temperatures f...

June 3rd, 2016

OSHA fine for hazardous gas release exceeds $200K

Fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are a common result of serious accidents at workplaces and inspections where facilities don't meet OSHA's health and safety rules...

June 2nd, 2016

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Amputation at furniture factory leads to more than $50K in OSHA fines

A furniture factory based in Georgia recently received fines totaling more than $50,000 due to a workplace amputation to one...

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