Need Feedback on OSHA’s Proposal to Revise Lead Exposure Standard
On June 28, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began the process of revising the standards for occupational exposure to lead. OSHA has not revised the lead standard since 1978 for general industry.
The Opt-In/Opt-Out “Modernization” Debate Hits Pharmaceutical Labeling Sector; PRINTING United Alliance Urges Maintaining Paper as Standard Format
PRINTING United Alliance is once again engaged in the annual Congressional appropriations process to stave off electronic diversion of printed pharmaceutical literature.
New Jersey Adopts Greenhouse Gas Rule Impacting Some Printing Operations
As part of a new package of regulations, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has adopted several new rules requiring more rigorous monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions in certain situations and one of them impacts printing operations.
Washington State Adopts Emergency Rule for Outdoor Heat Exposure
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) filed emergency heat exposure rules affecting anyone whose job keeps them outside. From June 15 through the end of September, employers in Washington will be required to monitor temperature and air quality, take additional steps to protect workers …
PRINTING United Alliance Develops Exclusive Compliance Toolkit to Address New Air Pollution Rules for Printers in Ohio
Due to the ozone nonattainment status of the Cincinnati, Ohio area, Ohio EPA has imposed new air regulation requirements for printing operations. Printing operations located in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties will now have to meet the regulations which became effective at the end of …
CalOSHA Adopts New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Workplace Safety
California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board met on April 21 and approved the third and readoption of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The new standard became effective May 6 and runs through December 31, 2022.
OSHA Launches Heat Illness Prevention Enforcement Program
OSHA announced its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on prevention of heat related illness and injuries. OSHA has made protecting workers from heat related injuries and illnesses a priority due to the danger of extreme heat increases experienced.
EPA Releases Weekly Email Notifications for Violations and Enforcement Actions
On March 22, 2022, U.S. EPA released a new notification service, ECHO Notify. This new service allows the public to receive weekly e-mails alerting them of EPA and state environmental enforcement actions and violations occurring in their community or at a specific facility.
Virginia Rolls Back COVID-19 Standard and Issues Guidance
Nearly two years after enacting its first-in-the-nation regulation on COVID-19, Virginia has repealed it. On March 21, 2022, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Codes Board (DOLI) held a public hearing and voted to revoke the Department’s Permanent COVID-19 Regulation.