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The fiscal year (FY) 2020 report by the EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) on the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB) management challenges reveals that the board’s continued issues will impede its ability to effectively operate.
The EPA recently announced it would not be making any changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM).
Summary judgment was granted to the Plaintiffs in National Association of Wheat Growers et. al. v. Becerra on June 22, 2020, by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. A permanent injunction was entered against enforcing the requirement of including a Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warning label on pesticides containing glyphosate.
The EPA recently released its annual air quality report, which concluded that air quality nationwide continues to improve. Our nation's air quality is 77% cleaner today than it was in 1970.
In mid-June, House Democrats revealed a 547-page climate crisis action plan titled "Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America."
Guidance Documents:
This guidance document provides information on state-specific COVID-19 employee training, with links to the best resources for obtaining further details.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated that organizations change the way they operate to keep their employees safe and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Mass transit personnel have the potential for contact with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, and mass transit organizations are faced with the challenge of developing and implementing strategies to manage potential COVID-19 exposure so their employees can safely perform their job functions.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought many businesses to a halt and required them to send their employees home, where they could work safely. Because they provide essential services, commercial trucking businesses cannot cease operations during a pandemic if the entire country is to receive critical supplies. Commercial truck drivers face the difficult challenge during a pandemic of remaining healthy as they haul the freight that keeps the country going. Because a majority of drivers perform their job alone without direct supervision by their employer, it is essential that employers inform their drivers as to how to keep their cab clean and how to avoid close contact with those with whom they must interact, such as truck stop attendants, store workers, dock workers, and other truck drivers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated that organizations change the way they operate to keep their employees safe and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Shuttle service personnel have the potential for contact with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, and shuttle service companies are faced with the challenge of developing and implementing strategies to manage potential COVID-19 exposure so their employees can safely perform their job functions.
In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, some states initially stopped or restricted nonessential construction, while others allowed it to continue. Regardless of whether construction is beginning again or is continuing, it’s clear that the pandemic has necessitated that construction employers follow new protocols to keep their employees safe and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This checklist will help construction employers establish the procedures they need to follow to effectively and safely operate a construction site and protect the health of their employees.
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Guidance Documents:
This guidance document provides information on state-specific COVID-19 employee training, with links to the best resources for obtaining further details.
This EPA memorandum provides guidance with respect to generator signatures on paper hazardous waste manifests under RCRA during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
This EPA memorandum provides guidance with respect to generator signatures on paper hazardous waste manifests under RCRA during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The TRI reporting deadline is July 1. This infographic provides essential information to help determine if you need to report.
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