Health & Safety

Proposed Restricted Use of Perchloroethylene

SBA to Hold Small Business Environmental Roundtable August 2, 2023 As reported previously, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has proposed a rule to restrict the use of perchlorethylene under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) and public comments are due by August 15, 2023. On August 2, 2023, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST, the US Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy will be holding a Small Business Environmental Roundtable to present the proposed rule and provide an overview of issues particularly …

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EPA’s Safer Choice Program to Expand

Do you have ideas for expanding the scope of the Safer Choice Program beyond cleaners and disinfectants? The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a 45-day public comment period on a proposed expansion of its Safer Choice to include certification of additional product categories. Safer Choice is a voluntary EPA program that helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform and meet stringent EPA criteria for effects on human health and the environment.  EPA will hold a listening session webinar …

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Be Aware! Nevada OSHA Penalties Increase for Workplace Violations

New Nevada OSHA penalty amounts became effective January 17, 2023: For willful violations, where Nevada OSHA demonstrates that an employer knowingly failed to comply with an OSHA standard, or demonstrated a plain indifference for employee safety, the maximum penalty increases from $145,027 to $156,259 For repeated violations, maximum penalties will increase from $145,027 to $156,259 Penalties for serious violations, where workplace hazards that could cause an injury or illness that would most likely result in death or serious physical harm, the maximum penalty …

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