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Chemical Safety Rules Pass Congress. What’s Next for Manufacturers?

Now that the new chemical safety rules have passed both the US House and Senate, what can companies expect?

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Deadly Fertilizer Plant Blast Was Criminal. What Does This Mean for Chemical EHS Rules?

A fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas that killed 15 people in 2013 was a criminal act, according to authorities. How will this finding affect the EPA’s Risk Management Program and other chemical safety and management rules that resulted from the deadly blast?

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EPA Proposes Chemical Safety Rule Changes

The EPA is proposing changes to its chemical safety rules that will require companies in three industries — paper manufacturing, petroleum and coal products, and chemical manufacturing — to assess whether safer technologies and chemicals are feasible. The proposed changes to the Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations would require some … Read more »

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Chemical Safety Overhaul Passes Senate, Earns Industry Praise

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) — the US’ primary chemical regulation — moved closer to getting a years-in-the-making overhaul late Thursday night as the US Senate approved the chemical safety bill. The Senate passed the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act by a unanimous … Read more »

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Chemical Reform and Reporting: What’s Next?

Using safer chemicals and improving chemical reporting has become a top priority for companies as the federal government moves closer to chemical reform legislation and consumers increasingly demand safer products and product transparency. The last few years has seen retailers and manufactures including Target, Walmart and SC Johnson take steps … Read more »