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Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health issued the following safety advisory in August. We’ve added videos and links to training ideas for multi-gas monitor proficiency. The NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program recommends fire departments ensure all firefighters responding to natural gas and […]
Source: CVSA In June, commercial motor vehicle inspectors inspected 6,204 vehicles transporting hazardous materials/dangerous goods (HM/DG) and 6,668 HM/DG packages in Canada and the U.S. for a five-day unannounced HM/DG inspection and enforcement initiative for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The total number of violations was 1,774. Of those, just more than 200 involved improperly […]
In late August, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a preliminary document, which indicated the agency wants to classify “forever chemicals” as hazardous substances. These perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are part of EPA’s overall effort to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — known as PFAS. EPA says PFOAs and PFOSs are two of […]