PRINTING United Alliance Gives Testimony at OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard Public Hearing
Printing United Alliance testifies at OSHA's public hearing on revising the Hazard Communication Standard by urging the Agency to make several important changes impacting printing operations and their suppliers.
Virginia Amends Its Permanent COVID-19 Standard for A Third Time
Due to changes in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding COVID-19, Virginia has amended its permanent regulation to reflect the revisions.
Maryland Department of the Environment’s Revises Its Hazardous Waste Regulations
The Maryland Department of the Environment has revised its hazardous waste regulations by incorporating changes required by EPA under its Generator Improvement Rule. Not all of EPA's regulations have been adopted as Maryland does not follow EPA's regulations with some requirements being more …
Safety Plans required by the NY HEROS Act Must Now Be Implemented
Due to resurgence in COVID-19 cases, the Governor of New York requires all employers to implement their exposure prevention plans.
New York DEC Clarifies Press Cleaning Device Regulatory Requirements
After a request by Printing United Alliance, the New York State Department of Environmental Resources issued a clarification letter addressing how stand alone cleaning equipment for screen printing, flexographic, and rotogravure screens, anilox rollers, and other press components are to be …
OSHA Updates Its Protecting Workers COVID-19 Guidance
In response to the Centers for Disease Control's revised mask guidance for vaccinated people, OSHA has revised their workplace guidance to align with the CDC's revisions.
Maine Enacts First Extended Producer Responsibility Law for Packaging (Revised)
The original post on the Maine Extended Producer Responsibility law was inaccurate as it said the law covered printed paper and packaging. Printed paper is not in the scope of the new law.
Oregon Becomes Second State to Pass Printed Paper and Packaging EPR Law
Oregon has become the second state to pass an Extended Producer Responsibility law for companies that sell printed paper and packaged goods into the state. Oregon has now joined Maine and several other states are considering similar legislation.
PRINTING United Alliance Joins Fight to Stop Overturning Stormwater Permit
PRINTING United Alliance has joined the legal fight over EPA's new stormwater permit that includes requirements for printing operations.
Maine Enacts First Extended Producer Responsibility Laws for Printed Paper and Packaging
Maine has become the first state to enact an Extended Producer Responsibility law for printed paper and packaging. The EPR program will impose a fee on most businesses that sell printed paper or packaged products in the state.