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March 15, 2010
The accident five years ago at BP’s Texas City, TX site that killed 15 has had a profound effect on corporate safety cultures, with executives increasingly focusing on policies and management systems that do more than pay lip service to safety. The stakes are high. The direct costs alone are staggering, as are the costs associated with reputational harm....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Expert-Looks-Back-on-How-BP-Texas-City-Changed-Corporate-Culture_25426.html
March 1, 2010
The U.S. FDA has issued a warning letter to Eli Lilly’s active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) facility at Carolina, Puerto Rico, for a significant deviation from the current...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Regulators-Warn-Eli-Lilly-for-Lapses-at-API-Facility_25092.html
February 24, 2010
The U.S. FDA has issued a warning letter to Eli Lilly’s active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) facility at Carolina, Puerto Rico, for a significant deviation from the current...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/FDA-Issues-Warning-Letter-to-Eli-Lilly-API-Plant_24956.html
February 21, 2010
The Chinese government says that according to the draft of a revised regulation on the administration of animal feed and feed additives, animal feed and feed additive companies are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-Tightens-Regulation-on-Animal-Feed-and-Feed-Additives_24908.html
February 5, 2010
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R., ME) has introduced legislation to extend for five years current chemical plant security laws. Senators Mark Pryor (D., AR), George Voinovich (R., OH)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Senate-Takes-Up-Chemical-Plant-Security_24613.html
January 25, 2010
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) has launched an investigation into an accident at DuPont’s Belle, WV complex that killed one. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Authorities-Investigate-Fatal-DuPont-Accident_24351.html
December 22, 2009
A federal jury has awarded 10 plaintiffs more than $100 million in a lawsuit against BP as compensation for alleged exposure to toxic emissions at the company’s Texas City, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Jury-Awards-Plaintiffs-$100-Million-for-Alleged-Toxic-Releases-at-BPs-Texas-City-Site_23711.html
December 3, 2009
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced legislation that would extend and amplify the U.S. chemical plant security laws. Lautenberg timed today’s introduction of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Senator-Introduces-Chemical-Plant-Security-Legislation_23257.html
November 9, 2009
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a homeland security bill that gives the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authority to mandate use of inherently safer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Lawmakers-Advance-Plant-Security-Measure-Including-IST_22653.html
November 9, 2009
OSHA says it will fine BP more than $87 million for the company’s failure to correct violations related to the 2005 Texas City accident that killed 15. A settlement agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Officials-Fine-BP-$87-Million-for-Failure-to-Rectify-Texas-City-Violations_22654.html
November 9, 2009
Congress has passed a Department of the Interior funding measure that allocates $600,000 for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to study alternatives to processes using methyl isocyanate at Bayer CropScience’s Institute WV site. The law provides that the NAS will “examine the use and storage of methyl isocyanate (MIC) including the feasibility of implementing alternative chemicals or processes and an examination of the cost of alternatives."...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Lawmakers-Order-Federal-Analysis-of-Methyl-Isocyanate-Alternatives_22657.html
November 6, 2009
Solvay is one of the eight firms that agreed to eliminate PFOA emissions by 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Solvay-Solexis-Develops-PFOA-Substitute_22629.html
October 30, 2009
OSHA says it will fine BP more than $87 million for the company’s failure to correct violations related to the 2005 Texas City accident that killed 15. A settlement agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/OSHA-Fines-BP-a-Record-$87-Million-for-Texas-City-Blast_22514.html
October 20, 2009
The House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to take up chemical plant security legislation tomorrow that could result in a full House vote on Inherently Safer Technology (IST) in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Lawmakers-Prepare-to-Vote-on-Chemical-Plant-Security_22213.html
October 2, 2009
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP; Rockville, MD), a standards-setting organization, adopted new manufacturing controls for anti-clotting drug heparin, to ensure the quality of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/USP-Adopts-New-Manufacturing-Controls-for-Heparin_21787.html
September 14, 2009
Aculon (San Diego, CA), a producer of specialty chemicals, says it has developed a proprietary formulation that generates a self assembled monolayer of phosphonates (SAMP). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Firm-Develops-Self-Assembling-Phosphonates-to-Replace-Chromium-6-Coatings_21272.html
December 31, 1969
Four people have been injured following an explosion at the Stallingborough, U.K. manufacturing plant of titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Cristal Global (Cristal; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Accident-Injures-Four-at-Cristal-Globals-U-K-Facility_25422.html
December 31, 1969
Bayer CropScience informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) in a recent statement that a fire occurred at the company’s production facility at Ankleshwar, India on March 11, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/One-Dead-at-Bayer-India-Site_25423.html
December 31, 1969
The industry-supported bill is not considered a companion bill to the legislation the House passed last year, which makes certain changes to the existing law. Those modifications are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Senators-Propose-Industry-Backed-Plant-Security-Bill_24822.html
December 31, 1969
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) has launched an investigation into an accident at DuPont’s Belle, WV complex that killed one. The fatality...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Safety-Board-Investigates-Phosgene-Accident-at-DuPonts-WV-Site_24534.html
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