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GAO: EPA's success on chemical management unclear

Washington – It is unclear whether the Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to managing toxic chemicals will be successful in ensuring safety, an official from the Government Accountability Office recently told legislators.


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OSHA, Canada agree to align hazcom standards

Washington – OSHA and the Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch of the Canadian Department of Health have signed an agreement to collaboratively implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals in their respective jurisdictions.


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FHWA: MUTCD to remain single document

Washington – The Federal Highway Administration will not split the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices into two documents, as proposed in January, the agency announced June 17.

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OSHA initiates NEP on isocyanates

Washington – OSHA’s latest National Emphasis Program focuses on isocyanates, a family of chemicals used in a wide range of materials, including paints, varnishes and building insulation.


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FMCSA removes out-of-state conviction reporting requirement

Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has eliminated a requirement that commercial motor vehicle operators report out-of-state traffic convictions to their licensing state, according to a final rule scheduled to go into effect May 28.
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