|CA Hazard Alert Warns That 1-BP Can Cause Cancer
A new health hazard alert published by the California Department of Public Health includes cancer on the list of negative health effects that may be caused by exposure to the solvent 1-bromopropane (1-BP).
NPPTL Seeks Input on PPE Database
The NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) seeks public comments and recommendations to help the agency update its PPE-Info database.
CSB to Investigate La. Plant Explosion
Three U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigators have deployed to the Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) plant in DeRidder, La., where an explosion killed three workers on Feb. 8.
ACGIH Board Ratifies 2017 TLVs and BEIs
ACGIH announced that its board had ratified the 2017 Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs).
EPA Proposes Rules for Prioritizing, Evaluating Chemicals
In mid-January, EPA proposed three new rules to help administer a new process of prioritizing and evaluating chemicals under the new TSCA legislation as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.