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Obama Administration Reveals
Goals for Chemicals Management
existing plants to obtain construction
and operating permits that would
demonstrate the use of best practices for
curtailing emissions. The new rule would
apply to facilities that emit 25,000 tons
of greenhouse gases per year, such as
power plants, refineries, and factories.
Small businesses would not be required
to obtain the permits.
The agency stated in a September
press release that the largest facilities targeted by the rule account for nearly 70
percent of U.S. stationary source greenhouse gas emissions. The rule would affect approximately 14,000 facilities.
For more information, visit
www.epa.gov/ nsr/ actions.html.
OSHA Initiates Emphasis Program
A new OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) will examine the accuracy of
of excellence in
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HSE Commemorates 35th
Since the establishment of the British
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in
1974, worker fatalities have dropped 73
percent and worker injuries have fallen
70 percent, the HSE announced in a
press release. Statistics from 2006, the
most recent available, show that the
U.K. rate of 1.3 fatalities per 100,000
workers is the lowest of all European
Union member states. In a press release,
HSE attributed the decline to new
health and safety laws as well as a reduction in heavy industry in the U.K.
A timeline describing key events in the
history of health and safety regulation in
the U.K. is available on the HSE website
EPA Proposes Regulation of Large
A new EPA proposal would require large
facilities that plan to construct or modify
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educational and experience requirements as well as demonstrate
their knowledge and skills through examination. The exam is now
offered via computer delivery at Prometric testing centers.
Reasons cited for pursuing certification include:
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specialists in the industrial hygiene profession, contact The
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