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March 29, 2011
China's State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) says it plans to introduce legislation to prevent hazardous chemicals exposure. State Decree 591, as it is known, will involve a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-to-Roll-out-Chemical-Safety-Legislation_33805.html
March 28, 2011
An explosion Monday at Carbide Industries' (Louisville, KY) Louisville facility killed two workers. The blasts originated in a furnace where calcium carbide is refined, and a resulting...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Blast-Kills-Two-at-Kentucky-Chemical-Plant_33655.html
March 21, 2011
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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Bayer-CropScience-Will-Not-Restart-WV-MIC-Unit-_33613.html
March 14, 2011
Lawmakers in the House and Senate have proposed separate bills that would extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Neither bill would require consideration of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/House-and-Senate-Propose-Bills-to-Extend-CFATS_33400.html
March 8, 2011
Health concerns are causing leading food manufacturers to change their packaging away from recycled cardboard, the BBC reports. The concerns are over mineral oils which are found in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Food-Firms-Voice-Concern-Over-Recycled-Cardboard-Packaging_33253.html
March 4, 2011
Senator Susan Collins (R., ME)  introduced on March 3 a bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) until October 2015. The Collins CFATS reauthorization...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Senate-Bill-Would-Reauthorize-Plant-Security-Standards_33211.html
March 4, 2011
Representatives Peter King (R., NY) and Dan Lungren (R., CA) have sponsored a bill to extend for seven years the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. The House bill's introduction comes on the heels of a similar measure proposed by Senator Susan Collins (R., ME) that would extend CFATS until October 2015. The bills would not require consideration of Inherently Safer Technologies (IST)....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/House-Lawmakers-Introduce-Bill-to-Extend-CFATS_33227.html
February 28, 2011
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) yesterday officially opened the first repository of reference nanomaterials. The center is designed to facilitate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EU-Opens-Repository-for-Nanomaterials_32911.html
February 28, 2011
A federal judge has issued a restraining order temporarily prohibiting Bayer CropScience from starting its methyl isocyanate (MIC) plant at Institute, WV after local residents sued to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Judge-Blocks-Restart-of-Bayer-MIC-Plant_33075.html
February 14, 2011
Chemical industry representatives are urging lawmakers to enact chemical plant security legislation that makes the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) law permanent, and to reject measures passed last year by the House that would mandate consideration of Inherently Safer Technologies (IST). Industry representatives testified at a recent hearing before a House Homeland Security Committee panel....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Industry-Urges-Lawmakers-to-Reject-Bid-to-Change-CFATS_32844.html
February 14, 2011
Chemical industry representatives are urging lawmakers to enact chemical plant security legislation that makes the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) law...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Industry-Urges-House-Lawmakers-to-Reject-Last-Years-CFATS-Changes_32824.html
January 24, 2011
Multiple deficiencies during a lengthy startup process, including “pressure to resume production,” contributed to the cause of a 2008 accident at Bayer CropScience’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/CSB-Says-Premature-Startup-Caused-Bayers-WV-Blast_32304.html
January 18, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), says that the 3.1 million Classification and Labelling and packaging (CLP) notifications that it received by the January 3 deadline...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-Says-CLP-Substance-Notifications-Topped-100000-Not-24000_32192.html
January 3, 2011
The majority of U.S. survey respondents say they are aware of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and most of those that have heard of it have some concerns related to environmental...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Survey-Tracks-Uptick-in-U-S-Awareness-of-Fracking-Controversy_31877.html
January 3, 2011
The European Commission has issued draft legislation to strengthen the rules on the control of major accidents involving hazardous chemicals. Proposed changes to the so-called Seveso...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EU-Proposes-Plant-Safety-Requirements_31878.html
December 22, 2010
The European Commission has issued draft legislation to strengthen the rules on the control of major accidents involving hazardous chemicals. Proposed changes to the so-called Seveso...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EU-Rolls-Out-Plans-to-Strengthen-Plant-Safety-Legislation_31739.html
November 22, 2010
An explosion at DuPont’s Tonawanda, NY facility killed a contract worker and injured another, reports say. The explosion occurred as the workers were welding equipment attached to an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Accident-at-DuPont-Facility-in-New-York-Kills-One_31142.html
November 22, 2010
An explosion and fire on Saturday evening at a chemical manufacturing complex at Yushe Chemical Industry Co’s site in Yushe, Shanxi Province have killed four workers, says Xinhua...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Explosion-at-China-Complex-Kills-Four_31144.html
November 22, 2010
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Arlington, VA) says it is “cautiously optimistic” that the new makeup of Congress will be more attuned to the concerns of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Distributors-Plan-2011-Advocacy-Agenda_31138.html
November 16, 2010
An explosion at DuPont's Tonawanda, NY facility killed a contract worker and injured another, according to Associated Press reports....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Explosion-at-New-York-DuPont-Plant-Kills-One_30968.html
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