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A non-mandatory technical amendment taking effect Jan. 22 explains the basics of ensuring safe operations and discusses the roles of the chemical hygiene officer and others.
OSHA is has issued a technical amendment to the non-mandatory appendix in its standard on occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories, 1910.1450, which is known as the OSHA Laboratory Standard. Published Jan. 22 in the Federal Register, the amendment takes effect upon publication. It was made in order...Read More »
OSHA has issued a technical amendment to the non-mandatory appendix in its standard on occupational exposure to chemicals in laboratories. The amendment says a lab's Chemical Hygiene Plan must be readily available to workers and should include these topics:
- Individual chemical hygiene responsibilities
- Standard operating procedures
- Personal protective equipment, engineering controls and apparel
- Laboratory equipment
- Safety equipment/
- Chemical management
- Emergency procedures for accidents and...
The facility is subject to PSD for traditional regulated new source review (NSR) pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions exceed 75,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide equivalents
A new facility has potential greenhouse gas emissions in excess of 100,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide equivalents
An existing facility with potential greenhouse gas emissions of 100,000 tons per year or greater and with an...Read More »
- The SPCC plan did not have a signature of approval by management
- The SPCC plan was not certified by a Professional Engineer
- The SPCC plan lacks written procedures for inspections and for maintaining inspection records for 3 years
- the SPCC plan is not reviewed or updated every three years
- Personnel are not properly instructed in spill prevention procedures
- Compatibility of tanks with the material stored is not discussed in...