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CSB ready to go public with report on Chevron refinery incident

Workers engulfed in vapor cloud, residents evacuated after toxic release and fire
April 1, 2013

A hydrocarbon release at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California last August engulfed nineteen workers in a vapor cloud and sparked a fire that caused nearby residents to be evacuated. Now the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is preparing to make public the results of its investigation into the incident.


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Association produces SDS template for retailers

January 24, 2013

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has rolled out an initiative designed to streamline the safety data sheet (SDS) process required by law under which chemical information is provided by suppliers to retailers.


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3E Company stands ready to support retailers and manufacturers with RILA SDS initiative

Proven suite of SDS platforms, data, and services available to help both manufacturers and retailers more efficiently exchange chemical and product information
January 23, 2013

3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today reported on its role in the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) recently announced Safety Data Sheet (SDS) initiative.


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CSB gets new board member

January 10, 2013

Dr. Beth J. Rosenberg has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB); Dr. Rosenberg fills one of three current vacancies on the Board. Rosenberg was nominated by President Obama on September 20, 2012 and confirmed by the full Senate on January 1, 2013.


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Train derailment reveals chem transport risk, say environmental groups

December 11, 2012

In the wake of a recent train derailment in NJ released toxins and forced widespread evacuations, environmental groups are urging the Obama administration to use its power under the Clean Air Act to reduce chemical disaster risks.


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Toxic chemical release gets Ohio company 47 violations, SVEP status

December 6, 2012

After an unexpected release of hazardous materials that led to the temporary shut-down of Dover Chemical Co. and an adjacent highway in Ohio in May, OSHA has cited the company for 47 health and safety violations. Although no injuries were reported as a result of the incident, OSHA opened an investigation focused on the agency's standards for process safety management, known as PSM, at facilities that use highly hazardous chemicals.


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UniFlow “CE” energy saving laboratory Fume Hood

December 4, 2012

A full duty Fume Hood in a compact size, the CE Model is a low flow constant volume fume hood which offers 50% energy savings over conventional fume hoods. CE fume hoods are offered in 30”, 36”, and 48” widths and can be equipped with a wide selection of accessories to meet your specific process needs.


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REACH: five years on, is it delivering?

November 27, 2012

REACH, the European chemical regulation has been under implementation since June 2007. Five years later, the ETUI chemical hazards expert Tony Musu takes stock of this ambitious reform.


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CSB safety videos win awards

November 23, 2012

Safety videos produced in 2012 by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) have been named the recipient of three Peer Awards from the Television, Internet and Video Association, a Washington, D.C. -- based organization of media production professionals.


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Report: Chemical industry spends millions to block TSCA update

November 13, 2012

The chemical industry has spent millions on U.S. political campaigns in an effort to prevent Congress from strengthening the Toxic Substances Control Act, according to a report released by Common Cause, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy group.


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