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Pigment Violet 29: EPA requests comment on draft revision of risk determination

Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a draft revised final risk evaluation that states Pigment Violet 29, as a whole chemical substance, poses “unreasonable risk” to humans and the environment – a reversal of previous findings – and suggests more workers may face potential health hazards because they don’t always “appropriately” wear personal protective equipment.
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All about electrical risk assessments

What is the difference between an electrical risk assessment, a shock assessment and an arc flash assessment?
What is the difference between an electrical risk assessment, a shock assessment and an arc flash assessment?
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EPA reverses finding in revised draft risk evaluation for TSCA chemical, seeks comment

Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a revised draft risk evaluation that states Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster poses unreasonable risk under certain conditions – a reversal of previous findings that the chemical substance presents no unreasonable risk of injury to humans or the environment, according to a notice published in the Dec. 29 Federal Register.
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EPA should ‘reconsider’ strategy for chemical risk evaluations: National Academies

Washington — The systematic review process used by the Environmental Protection Agency to complete chemical risk evaluations under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act contains multiple shortcomings, and the agency should “reconsider its overall strategy” for such assessments, concludes a recently published report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
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Control Banding

A look at control banding

Typically used to protect workers from chemicals, the process has potential use in other areas
Typically used to protect workers from chemicals that don’t have occupational exposure limits, control banding may have uses in other areas, such as construction and nanomaterials, experts say.
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