OSHA, in an effort to address urgent safety and health problems facing Americans in the workplace, is implementing a new Severe Violator Enforcement Program and increasing civil penalty amounts, according to an agency press release.
The heads of five agencies of the U.S. Department of Labor will host live Web chats â€” open to the public and members of the press â€” to discuss their respective regulatory agendas, according to a press statement.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule to remove saccharin and its salts from the agency’s lists of hazardous wastes, hazardous constituents and hazardous substances because it is no longer considered a potential hazard to human health, according to an EPA press release.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced in a press statement that the agency launched an inspection blitz over the past weekend at 57 coal mines whose history of underground conditions indicated a significant number of violations and/or conditions that may include problems relating to methane accumulations, ventilation practices, rock dust applications and inadequate mine examinations.
The nation's buildings and infrastructure will become more efficient, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy consumption, according to a new green construction plan released by the Associated General Contractors of America, the organization announced in a press release.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comment on data available for evaluating emissions and potential exposure to lead in gas used in piston-engine aircraft, according to an agency press release.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day today, the American Public Health Association (APHA) is recognizing the need to address several urgent environmental health concerns currently facing our nation, according to an APHA press release.
OSHA has cited American Packaging Corp. in Columbus with 29 alleged serious violations of federal workplace health and safety standards following an investigation into a worker's death, according to an agency press release.