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KSA KSA: Health conditions for workers' accommodations considering the spread of the Coronavirus In compliance with order number 47841 dated 8/12/1414, the sanitary requirements for workers' homes within the construction are renewed, to meet the current needs due to the coronavirus. The renewal of the location and construction requirements among other things has been carried out, and their immediate application is requested to preserve general health. http://back.hse-compliance.net/?p=1702&sp=2&id_text=2450060&id_text_type=1&id_theme=64917 Qatar Qatar Joins Minamata Convention on Mercury The Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury has announced on its official website that, on the 4th of November, the State of Qatar officially joined the Minamata Convention on Mercury, as a State Party, becoming member no. 125 of this convention. t should be mentioned that the Minamata Convention is an international treaty of the United Nations Environment Program. It aims at protecting human health from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. The Convention was agreed upon and signed in 2013, then entered into force on the 16th of August 2017 in Geneva. It was named after the Japanese city of Minamata, located on island of Kyushu in southern Japan, whose citizens were exposed in May 1956 to a serious contamination of the waters of Minamata Bay as a result of the release of methylmercury into the water from a Chisso Corporation factory. The incident led to mercury accumulating in fish and shellfish and transferring to food, which caused poising and death of hundreds. In addition, more than 200,000 people suffered from chronic disease for the rest of their lives. http://back.hse-compliance.net/?p=1702&sp=2&id_text=2450084&id_text_type=1&id_theme=62214 UAE UAE: New Regulations on pesticides What type of pesticides are subject to this regulation? The objective of this standard is to establish the framework of action to achieve a sustainable use of phytosanitary products by reducing the risks and effects of the use of phytosanitary products on human health and the environment, and promoting the management integrated pest and alternative approaches or techniques, such as non-chemical methods. From other hand, its come to develop of regulatory relating to the marketing, use and rational and sustainable use of plant protection products, established by the basic regulations from Federal levels. http://back.hse-compliance.net/?p=1702&sp=2&id_text=2450078&id_text_type=1&id_theme=62151

Middle East | COVID-19 and New Legal Regulations

KSA KSA: Health conditions for workers' accommodations considering the spread of the Coronavirus In compliance with order number 47841 dated 8/12/1414, the sanitary requirements for workers' homes within the construction…

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  • COVID-19
  • Risk and Health
  • #Coronavirus
  • #COVID-19
  • #EHS
  • #Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • #middle east
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COVID19

US | COVID-19 | California: OAL Approves Cal/OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Standard

On November 30, 2020 the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency COVID-19 standard. The standard imposes a number of requirements on employers to prevent and respond to…

  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Occupational hazards
  • US
  • #COVID19
  • #OSHA
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Air Pollution

The US EPA Reverses “Once In/Always In” Emission Permitting Policy

In the November 19, 2020 edition of the Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule reversing the “once in/always in” policy. The purpose of this rulemaking is…

  • Environment
  • US
  • #air pollutants
  • #EPA
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Vaccine Prevention Tests Regulations about COVID-19 (Spain)

The health and economic crisis of the coronavirus has caused changes in our society and in our work environment. In this sense, companies start to make a great effort to…

  • COVID-19
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Webinar COVID-19 Flu Pandemic Workplace Safety

US | WEBINAR | The Pandemic in Winter

Register COVID guidelines continue to change as scientists learn more about the virus. And although workplaces have already implemented safety protocols to protect employees, those guidelines are changing yet again…

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  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risk and Health
  • ROL News
  • US
  • #COVID-19
  • #Health & Safety
  • #Occupational health & Safety
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Ultraviolet light

US | COVID-19: The EPA Issues Compliance Advisory Regarding UV Lights

In October of 2020 US EPA issued a Compliance Advisory regarding the regulations of UV lights that claim to kill or be effective against viruses and bacteria like the virus…

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  • Risk and Health
  • US
  • #COVID19
  • #EPA
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Workplace Ventilation

US | COVID-19: OSHA Issues Guidance Document on Ventilation in the Workplace to Minimize Risks from COVID-19

OSHA has issued a guidance document on ventilation in the workplace in order to help employers minimize risks from COVID-19. The document is generally straight forward and directs employers to…

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  • US
  • #COVID19
  • #OSHA
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law

The US EPA Issues Final Rule Establishing Procedures for Issuance of Guidance Documents

In the October 19, 2020 edition of the Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule establishing the procedures and requirements for how the EPA will manage…

Close contact

US | COVID-19: The CDC Modifies Definition of Close Contact to COVID-19

On October 21, 2020 the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its definition of close contact. This term is used in multiple CDC COVID-19 guidance documents and…

  • COVID-19
  • Health and Working Conditions
  • US
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Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels

The US EPA Proposes Alternative Inspections for Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels

In the October 16, 2020 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to its New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels (Including Petroleum Liquid Storage Vessels)…

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  • Industrial Facilities
  • Risk and Health
  • US
  • #EPA
  • #Volatile Organic
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