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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Maine Department of Environmental Protection Proposes the Regulation of PFOS in Children’s Products

Two years ago St.Germain Collins wrote about “emerging” contaminants known collectively as PFAS, a family of complex compounds primarily consisting of Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Since then there’s been a flurry of activity in Maine, with the latest being the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed regulation of PFOS in childrens products.
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PFAS Regulations

In 2017 we wrote about “emerging” contaminants known as PFAS. Since then, Maine Governor Janet Mills established a task force, and there have been numerous news articles about these “forever chemicals” right here in Maine. We’ll continue to share with you how this issue may impact environmental due diligence, remediation and environmental health and safety
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Sentry EHS Is Getting an Upgrade

Sentry EHS is getting an upgrade. We have been working behind the scenes to bring you the following improvements: Attachment Icons: In Sentry List View, an icon now appears if there is a document uploaded to that task. Tank Field: The tank field has been updated to include state and federal inspection dates, allowing tank compliance
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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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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Shipping Hazardous Materials Training

Shipping Hazardous Materials -Training St.Germain Collins is offering a one-day training session for anyone whose job responsibilities include offering and/or receiving shipments of hazardous materials, to satisfy the U.S. DOT requirements set forth in 49 CFR 172.704(a). This training is required at least once every three years. The next one is March 15, 2018 in
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Waste Training

Maine Hazardous & Universal Waste Training for Large & Small Quantity Generators This 8-hour course is like no other. Register today. At St.Germain Collins you’ll learn practical ways to apply Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s regulations to your facility operations. The focus will be on: requirements for labeling, inspecting, packaging and storage of hazardous waste;
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Due July 1: Annual Hazmat registration for expiring certificates

Annual Hazmat Registration – Due July 1 Per Title 49 CFR Part 107, Subpart G (107.601 – 107.620), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires hazardous material (HAZMAT) transporters to register and pay a fee for annual registration certificates. HAZMAT transporters include businesses that ship hazardous materials requiring
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Public Input Sought

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input. This is a result of the Executive Order 13777—issued earlier this year—which requires each federal agency to create a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate and identify existing regulations to consider repealing, replacing or modifying to make them less burdensome. Public comments will be accepted
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