HazMat Management

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Health & Safety


August 19, 2016 News

Finding the Toxicity of your Neighbourhood through Google Maps

by John Nicholson

A New York based environmental activist organization, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), recently produced an interactive google map of Brooklyn, New York that provides users with a visual representation of the levels of contamination in their neighbourhood. The Greenpoint-Williamsburg

August 11, 2016 News

Hazmat firm cited by U.S. OSHA after workers sickened by mercury

by John Nicholson

As reported in Business Insurance, A New York hazardous materials remediation contractor has been cited and is facing $142,200 (U.S.) in proposed penalties from federal workplace safety regulators for exposing its workers to mercury. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health

August 11, 2016 News

Railways release dangerous goods safety video

by John Nicholson

TRANSCAER – the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response initiative – recently released a new promotional video.  TRANSCAER provides free training to emergency responders on how to handle a transportation incident involving dangerous goods. Led by Chemistry Industry Association of

August 11, 2016 News

Revised Hazmat Suit Guideline decreases burden on workers during summer heat

by John Nicholson

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant, has been revising guidelines for when workers need to wear full masks with hazmat suits or less-bulky outfits to improve their working conditions during

July 21, 2016 News

Deadly Hydrogen Sulfide Leak in Texas

by John Nicholson

A hydrogen sulfide leak at a wastewater treatment plant in Wichita Falls, Texas resulted in the death of one worker and serious injuries to a second.  The City of Wichita Falls reported that the deceased, Daniel Arrendondo, had worked at

June 30, 2016 News

Due Diligence Defence available to Employers whose Employees Hit Gas Lines in Ontario

by By Albert Engel, B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B., M.E.S., Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

On June 28, 20161 , the Ontario Provincial Offences Court found Coco Paving Inc. (“CPI“) not guilty of a s.14(1) Environmental Protection Act (“EPA“) charge that was laid by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC“) in response to

June 30, 2016 News

Turn Your Smartphone into Any Kind of Sensor

by John Nicholson

It started when NASA answered a call for a tool to detect dangerous gases and chemicals with a smartphone.  The result became a smartphone-linked device that can do just about anything someone can build a sensor for. When the Department

June 16, 2016 News

U.S. FAA Proposes fining Amazon $350,000 for hazardous package

by David Shepardson, Reuters

By David Shepardson, Reuters The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently stated it is proposing a $350,000 (U.S.) civil fine against Amazon.com Inc. for shipping a product that allegedly violated hazardous materials regulations and injured several UPS workers who handled

June 9, 2016 News

Canada Investing in Chemicals Management Plan

by John Nicholson

Environment Canada and the Canadian Ministry of Health recently announced funding for a Chemicals Management Plan (CMP).  Over the next five years, the government has committed $491.8 million (Cdn.) to complete the next phase of Canada’s CMP which will consist

May 25, 2016 Product

New, Versatile Flexible Containment Berm

by John Nicholson

Justrite Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Illinois, recently developed a New Rigid-Lock QuickBerm® Lite that offers 100% leak-proof protection against spills from damaged saddle tanks, hydraulic lines, leaky pipes, machinery, batteries, and more.   Durable, lightweight and portable, QuickBerm® Lite folds

May 25, 2016 Product

Dust-Free Dangerous Goods Packaging

by John Nicholson

ICC Compliance Center (ICC), a North American company that specializes in dangerous goods regulations solutions, recently announced its UN 4GV packaging line has expanded to include dust-free packaging kits for shipping dangerous goods by air, ground and sea.  ICC sees

April 21, 2016 News

Pipeline safety bill introduced in the U.S.

by John Nicholson

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the United States to reauthorize the U.S. Department of Transportation pipeline safety program.  If passed, H.R. 4937, the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016, will provide a four-year