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Maine Chapter 890, Designation of PFOS as a Priority Chemical

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has reposted Chapter 890 to a 30 day public comment period, with comments due November 4, 2019 by 5:00 PM. “Since the initial posting and the April 23 public hearing, the Department has amended the draft rule to clarify the products covered. Also since the original posting, the authority
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OSHA Releases Preliminary List of FY 2019 Most Cited Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019: 1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (6,010 violations)2. Hazard Communication (3,671 violations)3. Scaffolding (2,813 violations)4. Lockout/Tagout (2,606 violations)5. Respiratory Protection (2,450 violations)6. Ladders (2,345 violations)7. Powered Industrial Trucks (2,093 violations)8. Fall Protection –
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EPA’s New e-Manifest System

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is implementing its new nation-wide e-Manifest system beginning June 30, 2018.  With the promise of adding significant streamlining to the tracking of hazardous waste shipments, EPA has been working with states for several years to make this a reality. The use of the e-Manifest system is voluntary for now. 
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Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Sentry EHS® was one of only three businesses in Maine to be presented the 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The award—announced by Governor Paul R. LePage and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) in December, 2016—was presented at St.Germain’s office in Westbrook, Maine on January 13 by Bill Longfellow, Director of Innovation and
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