Washington – The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing changes to its Risk Management Program rule, claiming the new requirements would improve chemical process safety and keep first responders safer.
Portland, OR – A hazard alert from the Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program emphasizes the importance of abiding by the manufacturer’s instructions for construction equipment and building materials.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Workers exposed to textile dust may have more than double the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study from the Allergy and Immunology Research Center at the Institute for Medical Research.
Waco, TX – The Chemical Safety Board is calling on OSHA to address the hazards posed by fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate in light of the chemical explosion that killed 15 people and injured more than 260 others on April 17, 2013, at West Fertilizer Co. in West, TX.
Montreal – More research is needed to understand the extent to which men and women respond differently to chemical exposures in the workplace, according to a study conducted by scientific research organization IRSST.