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Written by Pat Doyle

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Is Compliance Worth It? New OSHA Fines Point Even More Urgently Towards “Yes”

Many businesses view the issue of compliance as merely a nuisance, and the fines that result simply as the cost of doing business. However, in a couple of weeks, this “cost of doing business” is going to nearly double, thanks to a new regulation put in place by...
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How to Make Your Satellite Hazardous Waste Accumulation Areas Work for You

Setting up a series of satellite hazardous waste accumulation areas (SAAs) is a great way to maximize efficiency at your business while helping to cut down on the regulatory red tape associated...

OSHA

A Comprehensive Walkthrough of OSHA's New Online Injury Reporting Site

As part of OSHA’s recent drive to make injury reporting easier for employers, the organization has recently rolled out a streamlined website that allows an injury report to be filed in a matter of...

How to Avoid the Solvent Buying Money Pit by Starting a Chemical Recycling Program

Recycling and saving money are often two of the highest priorities for EH&S departments at any institution. When it seems like every option for cutting costs has been exhausted, it can be tough to...

Lab chemicals, Lab Safety, Chemical Inventory

Protect Yourself and Your Employees by Finding the Right Caps for Your Chemical Bottles

It's common for bottles to over-pressurize, break and spill in labs causing emergency response situations, endangering employees and costing organizations money. Even plastic or cardboard...

Wastewater Treatment, Industrial, Regulatory Compliance

F006: Double Check the Rule to Ensure Compliance

The RCRA  F006 rule provides a list of exceptions to wastewater treatment sludge from the electroplating process (40 CFR 260.11). The list exempts sulfuric acid anodizing or tin-plating of steel,...

Remediation

3 Common Mistakes Made After Suspecting or Identifying PCB Contamination

Finding out that your building materials has PCBs opens a huge can of worms in terms of liability, and this discovery can wrack the nerves of even the most confident building manager. Determining...

How to Prepare for (And Ace) Your Lab’s NIH OBA Visit

There’s no shortage of red tape associated with establishing or renovating a recombinant DNA lab, and the paperwork and exercises associated with obtaining an rDNA Permit or other permissions can...

The Greatest Hits of the WHO, CDC, and NIH Guidelines on rDNA Research

When it comes to guidelines on rDNA research, your location is perhaps the most important factor in determining which rules your lab is subject to. However, there are certain regulations that...
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