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Home renovation contractors hired by Lowe’s must follow lead regulations

Company reaches agreement with DOJ, EPA
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Following the discovery that some contractors hired by Lowe’s Home Centers to renovate homes had violated federal regulations regarding lead dust, the company has agreed to a corporate-wide compliance program at its 1,700+ stores.


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Deadlines extended for silica rulemaking comments

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While public hearings for OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule concluded on April 4, the agency is extending submission deadlines in order to give participants additional time to prepare post-hearing submissions.


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Court upholds EPA’s limits on pollution limits for power plants

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A legal challenge to the EPA’s rule limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants was shot down yesterday by the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


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New survey finds EHS credentials mentioned in lots of laws and regs

“IH professionals should feel very pleased with this result”
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The issue of how important credentials are for safety professionals got a bit more clarity recently, with a review by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH).


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States want flexibility on power plant emissions rule

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The EPA is trying to reassure state energy regulators that the upcoming rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants would give states flexibility.


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New York fights over scaffold safety law

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A construction industry effort to eliminate New York’s century-old Scaffold Law is getting push-back from a new coalition of pro-Scaffold advocates which says it’s needed to protect the state’s construction workers.


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UBB victims’ families furious about Blankenship video

Former Massey CEO funds Youtube effort to clear his name
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Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has taken to video to defend himself against charges that he is responsible for the Upper Big Branch disaster – to the outrage of victims’ family members. Dozens of them and their supporters gathered earlier this month outside a federal courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia, to protest the claims made in the video.


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2014 CUPA conference: What you need to know

Key takeaways for hazardous waste generators
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Earlier this year, Cal/EPA hosted the 16th annual California Unified Program Conference at the San Francisco Hyatt in Burlingame, CA. Local, State, and Federal environmental agencies attended the conference to offer training for regulatory inspectors and industry professionals on topics including hazardous materials risk management, hazardous waste, regulatory enforcement, emergency response, and environmental administration and management.


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NRCA testifies on OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule

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The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) provided testimony today on OSHA’s proposed rule to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The testimony was part of a three-week public hearing process being held by OSHA.


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OSHA announces final rule for power generation, transmission and distribution standard

40-year-old standard revised
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OSHA’s final rule revising the standards for power generation, transmission and distribution will be published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2014.  It will be effective 90 days following publication, although OSHA has adopted delayed compliance deadlines for certain requirements.


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