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Experts Say OSHA Fines Could Increase 80% This Year

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Newsday, 17 April 2016

For the first time since 1990, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) this year will increase its fines to account for inflation.  The increase was authorized in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 signed into law in November.  Industry experts estimate the increase could be as much as 80 …

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EPA Reduces Health Risk from Radon in New Mexico

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  Released from the EPA, 8 April 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $221,158 to the New Mexico Environment Department. The state will use the funds to protect residents of New Mexico—particularly school-age children—from harmful exposures to radon gas and other indoor air pollutants that may cause cancer.  

EPA regularly works with

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S.2180 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

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Introduced October 8, 2015

This bill amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to specify that an unlawful employment practice is established when the complaining party demonstrates that age or participation in investigations, proceedings, or litigation under such Act was a motivating factor for any unlawful employment practice, even though other factors also …

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Phylmar Group’s Mark Katchen Named a New Distinguished Fellow

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AIHA Recognizes 15 OEHS Professionals as New Distinguished Fellows

The new distinguished Fellows will be honored during the second annual Mark of Excellence Awards Breakfast taking place on Wednesday, May 25 at the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in Inner Harbor Baltimore, Md.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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OSHA Rules on Anhydrous Still Debated –

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From: KTIC, 25 March 2016

“As John Oehlerking was busy applying anhydrous ammonia Tuesday on his farm near Elmwood, Nebraska, he had more on his mind than the usual precautions and care typically given the fertilizer. Oehlerking wondered if he would even have access to the popular, and low-cost, nitrogen fertilizer in the future.…

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U.S. EPA Requires Southern California Contractor to Warn Residents of Lead-based Paint Dangers

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From EPA, 30 March 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined G.D. Friend, Inc. (operating as Everlast Home Energy Solutions) $28,564 for failing to comply with the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule while performing renovation work at two residential properties in Southern California.  This rule seeks to protect the public from …

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OSHA Issues Long-Delayed Silica Rules

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From: The Hill, 24 March 2016

“Millions of construction and manufacturing workers will be protected from harmful silica dust under long-delayed rules from the Obama administration.  The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Thursday it is cutting in half the level of silica workers could be exposed to on the job.…

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Chief Justice Hands EPA Win on Air Pollution Rules

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The Hill, 3 March 2016

“The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a victory Thursday when Chief Justice John Roberts refused to block a contentious air pollution rule.  Roberts’s order rejecting a plea from a group of 20 states asking the court to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards came …

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