|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.
EPA Proposes Banning Two Uses of TCE
EPA recently issued a proposal to prohibit the manufacture, import, processing, and distribution in commerce of trichloroethylene (TCE) for use as a spot cleaner in dry cleaning and as an aerosol degreaser.