OSHA: New interpretation letter about employee intoxication [US]

OSHA releases new interpretation letter that does not exempt work-related from the recording standard when an employee is intoxicated In a letter dated March 21, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ruled that the use of alcohol by an employee did not constitute self-medication for alcoholism, and thus any injuries sustained by an … Continuer la lecture de OSHA: New interpretation letter about employee intoxication [US]

New substitutes to ozone-depleting substances [US]

EPA proposes listing new substitutes and prohibiting other hydroflurocarbons as alternatives under the Significant New Alternatives Policy program In the April 18, 2016 issue of the Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed approving new substitutes to ozone-depleting substances and listing several other substances as unacceptable. Public comments will be accepted through June 2, … Continuer la lecture de New substitutes to ozone-depleting substances [US]

OSHA updates its protection standards [US]

OSHA updates its eye and face protection standards On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule in the Federal Register that revised its eye and face protection standards for general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction by updating the references to national consensus standards approved by … Continuer la lecture de OSHA updates its protection standards [US]

New Abstraction Charges [UK]

The Environment Agency has published an updated charging scheme for Abstraction Licenses. The updated pricing structure is applicable from April 2016 to March 2017. The charges are detailed regionally as in previous years. The Abstraction Charging Scheme document and an Abstraction Charges Calculator is available, as well as various related guidance: Abstract or impound water … Continuer la lecture de New Abstraction Charges [UK]

Open Packaging Regulation Consolidation Consultation [UK]

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published an open consultation on Packaging regulations: consolidating the packaging waste regulations on its webpage. The consultation is seeking views on the clarity of the new draft Packaging Waste Regulations 2016. The consultation is requesting the views on its proposed Packaging Waste Regulations 2016 which … Continuer la lecture de Open Packaging Regulation Consolidation Consultation [UK]

Unauthorised Waste Deposit Penalties [UK]

These are the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016 No 334) which come into force on 9th May 2016. These regulations amend the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (C. 43) to insert fixed penalty fines. The contravention of s.33(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 which prohibits a person from unauthorised depositing … Continuer la lecture de Unauthorised Waste Deposit Penalties [UK]

[SCOTLAND] Energy Performance of Buildings

These are the Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016 No.146) which come into force on 1st September 2016. The purpose of these regulations are to assess energy performance of non-domestic buildings and emissions of greenhouse gases from those buildings. The regulations also go further to implement requirements where owners … Continuer la lecture de [SCOTLAND] Energy Performance of Buildings

NAEM EHS Compliance Excellence Conference

Red On Line will be participating in the NAEM EHS Compliance Excellence Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. This conference will bring together EHS professionals to discuss the most effective ways to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results. The conference will take place on May 11th and May 12th at the General Electric Co.’s Aviation Learning … Continuer la lecture de NAEM EHS Compliance Excellence Conference

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