U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an order yesterday denying a petition that sought to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide the agency deemed potentially dangerous to consumers – during the Obama administration.
The EPA cited scientific uncertainty about chlorpyrifos’s risks in its decision.
A new checklist developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) can help companies evaluate the effectiveness of their Hearing Loss Prevention Programs* (HLPPs) and better protect their workers from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
OSHA has delayed the effective date of its rule to lower beryllium exposure limits for a second time, to May 20, 2017. The agency said in a statement that the change will allow for “additional review into questions of law and policy.”
Clean Power Plan, other regulations headed for repeal
March 29, 2017
President Trump yesterday began dismantling former President Obama’s efforts to combat climate change, starting with a move to have the EPA formally begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, which calls for a 32 percent cut in the energy industry’s carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.
A new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health shows both the effect of air pollution on our genes and the role B vitamins may play in reduce the epigenetic effects of air pollution on health.
Acosta declines to answer the question during hearings
March 27, 2017
If confirmed as U.S. labor secretary, will Alexander Acosta enforce OSHA’s already-in-effect silica rule? Or will the Trump nominee follow the president’s anti-regulatory agenda and nullify the regulation?
No matter their specific needs, organizations have goals above and beyond daily business tasks. However, certain challenges are preventing organizations from achieving these goals—such as injuries, illnesses and environmental releases.
A White House proposal to eliminate funding for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board signals a full retreat from two decades of progress against chemical disasters and would, if enacted, put American lives in jeopardy, health and safety experts told the House Chronicle.