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NEWS ARCHIVE 2000    Last updated on 08/25/07 07:48 AM

12/29/00
According to federal documents, dozens of companies' wastes had been secreted there in the 1970s by an outlaw trucking firm that used cut-rate fees to lure a large, well-heeled clientele. [Click For More

12/28/00
OSHA cites Texas iron foundry for safety and health violations; proposes penalties of more than $1 million. [Click For More

12/26/00
Bay Area counties are claiming a big legal victory in their war on chemical companies they accuse of poisoning people and polluting the environment with lead paint. [Click For More

12/22/00
As part of EPA's commitment to increase chemical information, two notices have been issued directed at voluntary expansion of health and safety testing of chemicals. [Click For More

12/21/00
Four companies associated with a now-defunct DDT plant in Los Angeles County agreed yesterday to pay $73 million to try to clean up an ocean dump that poisoned pelicans and other wildlife. [Click For More

12/20/00
So, you are what you eat. What's in your body today is a result not of your last fish meal, but of what you've been eating for years. . . . Food is the major source of PCBs for most people. [Click For More

12/19/00
Two executives face up to ten years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $750,000 for hiring untrained immigrants to strip asbestos. [Click For More

12/18/00
The first hazardous-waste inspection of Denver International Airport has resulted in a $68,695 fine against United Airlines. [Click For More

12/15/00
A special chamber will arrive at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal on Monday to destroy the sarin nerve gas bombs that have been turning up since October. [Click For More

12/8/00
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Formosa Plastics Corp., in Point Comfort, Texas, for nine safety and health violations totaling $114,000. [Click For More

12/7/00
The EPA is expected to announce by Dec. 15 whether it will begin regulating mercury emissions from utility power plants, a decision that could cost the Tennessee Valley Authority millions of dollars. [Click For More

12/6/00
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached agreement for the phaseout of a widely used pesticide, diazinon, because of its potential health risks to children, agency sources said today. [Click For More

12/5/00
OSHA has cited Marshall Durbin Food Corporation and proposed fines totaling $125,750 for safety violations found at the company's Jasper, Ala., plant. [Click For More

12/4/00
OSHA has cited Dollar General Corporation and proposed penalties totaling $54,000 for safety violations at the company's Tarrant City, Ala., warehouse. [Click For More

12/1/00
U.S. News - Lockheed, currently fighting a lawsuit by residents who fear health problems from perchlorate, is paying 100 residents to ingest the chemical in amounts above the current EPA level. [Click For More]

11/30/00
Carbon monoxide poisonings have caused nine deaths and sickened 102 people at a lake straddling Arizona and Utah. Investigators fear houseboat exhaust may be sickening people across America. [Click For More]

11/29/00
Trace levels of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) have been found in hundreds of drinking water wells in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as 10,000 sites in California and other spots from Colorado to Maine. [Click For More]

11/28/00
Six nerve gas bombs and three half spheres have been found in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal cleanup site. The explosives were constructed to contain sarin, a deadly nerve agent. [Click For More]

11/27/00
OSHA has cited Hanna Paper Recycling, Inc. of Mansfield, Massachusetts for nineteen alleged Serious violations of the OSH Act and proposed penalties against the company totaling $59,200. [Click For More]

11/26/00
OSHA has cited Danaher Tool Group of West Hartford, Connecticut, for alleged SERIOUS and REPEAT violations and is proposing penalties totaling $106,500. [Click For More]

11/25/00
OSHA has cited Recycled Paperboard Incorporated, of Clifton, New Jersey, and proposed penalties of $163,700 against the firm for violations of OSHA standards. [Click For More]

11/20/00
OSHA has cited Linzer Products Corporation, of Wyandanch, New York, and proposed penalties of $158,400 against the firm for 74 alleged serious violations and 11 alleged other-than-serious violations of OSHA standards. [Click For More]

11/17/00
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5-6, 2000, to review the current activities of OSHA and NIOSH. [Click For More]

11/16/00
The residents of Thanh Xuan, on the outskirts of Hanoi, are children. They are retarded, or with stunted limbs or twisted spines. Fingers point to one notorious suspect: the chemical defoliant Agent Orange. [Click For More]

11/15/00
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal authorities charged the president of an industrial plant leveled by a deadly explosion with ignoring several warnings that a process for making an explosive cleaning material was unsafe. [Click For More]

11/14/00
Toxic risk may thwart housing plans - officials claim the Navy has told them the risk of toxic accidents is significant at Point Molate, an area where the city had hoped to build an upscale housing community. [Click For More]

11/13/00
OSHA has cited Tri-State Plant Food, Inc., and proposed penalties totaling $94,500 following a hazardous ammonia release at the company's Dothan, Ala., plant. [Click For More]

11/10/00
OSHA has cited Leed Himmel Industries, Inc., of Hamden, CT, for eighty-eight alleged serious, repeat and other violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and has proposed penalties totaling $127,620. [Click For More]

11/9/00
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. _ More than a quarter of the city's 15,000 residents were ordered to evacuate after a train derailment sent 15 cars off the track spilling about 80,000 gallons of the chemical benzene. [Click For More]

11/8/00
OSHA has cited the John Mauro Company, NY, and proposed penalties of $78,000 for alleged violations that include failure to provide employees with material safety data sheets and training for the use of hydrochloric acid. [Click For More]

11/7/00
OSHA cites New York Institute of Technology in Islip, NY, for willful and other safety violations following alleged employee asbestos exposure; $103,500 in penalties proposed. [Click For More]

11/6/00
Beware if you acquire property contaminated with hazardous substances, such as cleaning solvents, formaldehyde, or benzene or lead, you become liable for any necessary costs of cleanup. [Click For More]

11/3/00
A West Virgina man indicted for illegal lead disposal faces a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison, up to $250,000 in fines, or both, on each of the two counts. [Click For More]

11/2/00
A pollution trial has ended with Montrose Chemical Corp. and two other companies agreeing to pay an undisclosed amount to compensate Californians for damages linked to a giant DDT deposit in the ocean off Los Angeles. [Click For More]

11/1/00
The results of a federal investigation released Monday state that officials at the University of Missouri-Rolla knowingly exposed workers to dangerous lead levels and conspired to cover it up. [Click For More]

10/31/00
OSHA cited a pyrotechnics manufacturer in Perry, Fla., for safety and health violations following investigation of an explosion and fire that claimed the life of one employee and seriously injured another. [Click For More]

10/30/00
OSHA has cited Thatcher Company of New York, New York, and proposed penalties of $58,800 against the firm for alleged serious violations of OSHA standards resulting from worker exposure to sulfur dioxide. [Click For More]

10/27/00
Lead exposure on the job can cause progressive declines in memory and learning abilities nearly two decades later, according to a study in the October 24 issue of the scientific journal Neurology. [Click For More]

10/26/00
Lifetime Doors, Inc., is being cited by OSHA for 37 alleged safety and health violations and is facing a fine of $1,124,500 following a series of accidents at its Hearne, Texas, facility. [Click For More]

10/25/00
OSHA has cited Hunter's Sales, Inc., and proposed penalties totaling $22,200 after a worker died of overexposure to hydrogen fluoride while producing automobile cleaning products. [Click For More]

10/24/00
Premature infants and newborns treated in neonatal intensive care units are likely to be exposed to significant amounts of a chemical suspected to cause reproductive and developmental problems. [Click For More]

10/23/00
Five telecommunications companies have committed to comply with right-to-know requirements, to protect emergency responders, and to prevent accidental spills of oil or hazardous chemicals. [Click For More]

10/20/00
Businesses may pay more attention to training employees who pack and ship hazardous materials after today's jury verdict ordering a Los Angeles company to pay a UPS employee $775,000 in damages. [Click For More]

10/19/00
OSHA and the insurance industry are collaborating to provide training for small businesses to help them create a safe work environment, encourage high productivity and lower workers' compensation costs. [Click For More]

10/18/00
Within the next few months, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to declare that diesel exhaust is a 'likely human carcinogen.' [Click For More]

10/17/00
OSHA has cited American Brush Co., Inc., of Claremont, New Hampshire, for several very serious alleged violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and proposed penalties totaling $301,050. [Click For More]

10/16/00
The Philadelphia School District knew seven years ago that it had a problem with unacceptably high levels of lead in water in the public schools. [Click For More]

10/13/00
Enhancing working conditions and patient safety in health care settings is the theme for a national conference October 17-18 in Pittsburgh sponsored by OSHA. [Click For More]

10/12/00
"Perhaps we lost some credibility with them by giving them the wrong MSDS", said Barbara Olivieri, Scottsdale Arizona's chief chemist. [Click For More]

10/11/00
US settles with District of Columbia landlords who did not warn tenants of lead paint risks - companies have agreed to abate lead-based paint hazards in all of their rental units, at an estimated cost of $500,000. [Click For More]

10/10/00
A 27-year Exxon employee, Morecraft said he held almost every refinery job - always sat in the back of the room during safety presentations, his sunglasses on, uncaring - then the accident happened. [Click For More]

10/9/00
Bay Shore, New York, garment firm cited by OSHA for alleged health and safety violations after workers were sickened by methylene chloride; $122,650 in penalties proposed. [Click For More]

10/6/00
OSHA has cited the Good Harbor Fillet Company, Inc., for alleged Serious and Other than Serious violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and has proposed penalties totaling $42,300. [Click For More]

10/5/00
OSHA has cited Tri-State Plant Food, Inc., and proposed penalties totaling $94,500 following a hazardous ammonia release at the company's Dothan, Ala., plant. [Click For More]

10/4/00
OSHA has launched a new page on its website that highlights successful safety and health partnerships and encourages new voluntary partnerships in order to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. [Click For More]

10/3/00
OSHA has cited Supercon, Inc., a manufacturer of non-ferrous wiring, for twenty-one alleged Serious violations of the OSH Act and has proposed penalties against the company totaling $58,800. [Click For More]

10/2/00
A fertilizer tank that leaked ammonia fumes inside a cotton gin Sunday forced the evacuation of 150 people in Bonita, La., a rural farming town in northeast part of the state. [Click For More]

9/29/00
A jury in Philadelphia returned a $90 million verdict against the Monsanto Co. of St. Louis for its role in causing PCB contamination that forced the Pennsylvania DOT to abandon a building in Harrisburg. [Click For More]

9/28/00
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP today has initiated a series of actions to address issues raised by a recent federal OSHA review and to further enhance safety at the Houston Chemical Complex (HCC). [Click For More]

9/26/00
Ohio led the nation last year in the number of accidents, leaks and other safety problems on its roads involving hazardous materials such as gasoline and chemicals like hydrochloric acid. [Click For More]

9/25/00
Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, lawmakers and six frail but angry citizens made an emotional appeal to Congress for enactment of program to compensate workers who got sick building the nation's nuclear arsenal. [Click For More]

9/22/00
Federal safety regulators are proposing $2.5 million in fines against Phillips Chemical Co. for the March explosion at a Texas plastics plant that killed one person and injured 69 others. [Click For More]

9/20/00
OSHA cites three employers for safety violations following investigation of accident at a bow, new hampshire, power plant that seriously injured four workers; proposes combined penalties totaling over $67,000. [Click For More]

9/19/00
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today cited Luna Tech, Inc., and proposed penalties totaling $116,200 following a flash fire and explosion at the company's Alabama plant. [Click For More]

9/18/00
The search for homes contaminated with mercury spread to Chicago Thursday after traces of the hazardous chemical were found in the basement of an unidentified pregnant woman's home. [Click For More]

9/15/00
OSHA has cited Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) of South Windsor, Connecticut, for alleged violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and has proposed penalties totaling $87,400. [Click For More]

9/14/00
OSHA has clarified its policy on the use of air purifying respirators (APRs) to protect workers exposed to diisocyanates -- a group of chemicals with poor odor-warning properties. [Click For More]

9/8/00
Industry data show that 1.2 billion pounds of chemicals dangerous to children were released into the air and water nationwide in 1998. [Click For More]

9/7/00
OSHA has fined a ship-building company, and one of it's subcontractors $81,600 following a workplace accident in which hydrogen sulfide fumes took the life of one worker and injured a second. [Click For More]

9/6/00
Owego, New York, scrap-metal yard cited by OSHA for alledged health violations in worker exposure to lead; $64,000 in penalties proposed. [Click For More]

9/5/00
EPA seaks Public Comment on proposed National Action Plans that identify Alkyl-lead and Octachlorostyrene as persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals. [Click For More]

9/1/00
For the second time in eight days, a jury came down solidly against Tyler Pipe Industries, Inc. with a multi-million dollar award for illnesses and disease related to asbestos exposure. [Click For More]

8/31/00
When plastic used in vintage Barbie dolls and some other old toys decays, it can drip a chemical that disrupts hormone development in the young. [Click For More]

8/30/00
After decades of questionable environmental practices Tyler Pipe Industries of Texas Inc. 'got the message' in the form of a $9 million jury award to eight employees suffering from asbestos-related illnesses. [Click For More]

8/29/00
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit in which victims of the Bhopal, India, chemical disaster accused Union Carbide Corp. (UK) of violating international laws by dodging criminal prosecution in India. [Click For More]

8/28/00
Nervous about that old mercury thermometer in the bathroom cabinet or hallway closet? Consider this: A Columbus, OH, man has been storing 240 pounds of the highly toxic liquid in his house. [Click For More]

8/25/00
OSHA's Expert Advisor software program was named a finalist in the prestigious Innovations in American Government Award, which recognize responsive and innovative government programs. [Click For More]

8/24/00
Morton International faces 26 safety and health violations and $118,500 in fines following the federal investigation of a fatal accident earlier this year at the chemical plant. [Click For More]

8/23/00
OSHA cites CF&I Steel, L.P. (doing business as Rocky Mountain Steel Mills) in Pueblo, Colo., and proposes penalties of $487,000, following a comprehensive safety and health inspection. [Click For More]

8/22/00
EPA has posted information on the Internet estimating outdoor concentrations of 32 air toxics nationwide. Air toxics are those pollutants known or suspected of causing cancer or other serious health problems. [Click For More]

8/21/00
Prosecutors indicted 21 people who face up to life in prison for dumping 18,000 tonnes of toxic waste into Taiwan's mountain streams and along its coast in an environmental scandal that has shocked the island. [Click For More]

8/18/00
Asbestos-contaminated vermiculite insulation in millions of homes across the country poses a 'substantial health risk' to anyone who works in the houses' attics, an assistant U.S. surgeon general has warned. [Click For More]

8/17/00
The EPA has filed a complaint including a $42,600 penalty against B&L Plating, Inc., Warren, MI., for alleged violations of Federal regulations on chromium at the company's electroplating plant. [Click For More]

8/16/00
Amtek of La. Inc., and its president Robert Case, and Sims Brothers Construction Inc. and its site superintendent, Mark Jerkins, were convicted in LA methyl bromide case that killed a mother and sickened a child. [Click For More]

8/15/00
Almost everyone believes that the mining, production, sale and use of asbestos in America has been banned..... Almost everyone is wrong. [Click For More]

8/14/00
While private industry spends millions to upgrade leaking underground fuel tanks, state and local governments continue to operate thousands of antiquated tanks in danger of leaking chemicals into water supplies [Click For More]

8/11/00
OSHA today introduced a new workplace poster for informing workers of their rights to a safe workplace. The posters are free and may be downloaded here. [Click For More]

8/10/00
EPA officials looking for PCB contamination in Anniston, AL said Monday they were startled to find more trouble: 70 percent of the PCB-polluted spots also have unsafe levels of lead. [Click For More]

8/8/00
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today cited Specialty Fixtures, Inc., and proposed penalties totaling $154,800 for safety and health violations at the company's Lawrenceville, Ga. facility. [Click For More]

8/7/00
The Justice Department and the EPA have reached a $1.5 million settlement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours related to a 1995 sulfuric acid release that led to the evacuation of several communities surrounding the plant. [Click For More]

8/4/00
OSHA has appointed five compliance specialists to work with New England employers to ensure that businesses receive technical assistance to comply with workplace safety and health standards. [Click For More]

8/3/00
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced more than $100,000 in proposed fines in the January 2000 death of a worker in a New York City garment factory fire. [Click For More]

8/2/00
Chicago, IL - Nitric Acid Spill at Krel Laboratories Stalls Chicago Transit Authority Commuter Trains, Prompts Residents to Evacuate. [Click For More]

8/1/00
It's a respected high-tech firm but Ortel Corp.--now a branch of Lucent Technologies--also uses some of the world's deadliest gases, and it's moving to a site that sits within 1,300 feet of two schools and a residential area. [Click For More]

7/31/00
OSHA and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work have established a joint website at http://osha.eu.int/eu-us/ to provide wider access to job safety and health information available from each agency. [Click For More]

7/28/00
A New York jury has awarded a lead-poisoned boy $49.5 million in a verdict against the City of New York and two building maintenance companies which were charged with negligence for the brain damage the boy suffered. [Click For More]

7/27/00
The EPA is proposing to set maximum limits on the amount of benzene, a known human carcinogen, in conventional gasoline and cleaner-burning reformulated gasoline. [Click For More]

7/26/00
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today cited and fined Yalco Processing Company, Inc., $105,500 following a fatality at the company's Water Valley, Miss., poultry rendering plant. [Click For More]

7/25/00
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE REFINERY IN SHREVEPORT, LA., AGREES TO PAY $160,000 IN FINES AND ABATE VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING OSHA'S INVESTIGATION OF AN EXPLOSION. [Click For More]

7/24/00
Complaints of Sick-Building Syndrome Rise - But illnesses caused by an unhealthful office-building environment remain hard to prove [Click For More]

7/21/00
Williamette Industries, an Oregon-based wood products company will pay a $11.2 million fine - the largest of its kind - to the government under the terms of a Clean Air Settlement announced Thursday. [Click For More]

7/20/00
French emergency services battled Tuesday to seal off a stream near the Belgian border after desperate textile workers dumped sulfuric acid in a fight to stave off layoffs after a factory closure. [Click For More]

7/19/00
OSHA and other federal agencies are sponsoring a conference to discuss practical approaches to simultaneously improving the quality of patient care and working conditions for healthcare workers. [Click For More]

7/18/00
Surgical Synergies, Inc., (www.surgicalsynergies.com), and NetCompliance, Inc., (www.netcompliance.com), are teaming to develop an on-line Compliance Center for healthcare organizations. [Click For More]

7/17/00
TROUTDALE, OR -- The school district botched a program to remove light fixtures in its schools, potentially jeopardizing the health of 10,000 students and violating environmental regulations. [Click For More]

7/15/00
SEOUL - The dumping of a toxic chemical at a U.S. military base here ignited a storm of protest Friday with implications for agreements governing the 37,000 U.S. troops in South Korea. [Click For More]

7/14/00
The Electronic Recovery Specialist Inc. has agreed to pay $99,000 in penalties issued by OSHA and make significant safety and health improvements at its facility in Niles, Ill. [Click For More]

7/13/00
The National Academy of Sciences has endorsed a decision by the EPA to adopt more stringent levels of protection from mercury, saying the agency had used 'scientifically justifiable' studies. [Click For More]

7/12/00
OSHA has cited American Modern Metals Corporation, of Kearny, New Jersey, and proposed penalties of $278,250 against the firm for six alleged willful and 48 alleged serious violations of OSHA standards. [Click For More]

7/11/00
Since 1998, an average of five plant workers have been killed every month by explosions or leaks of chemicals that have become integral to modern life, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. [Click For More]

7/10/00
OSHA has cited Revere Copper Products, Inc., Rome, New York, and proposed penalties of $67,500 against the firm for 32 alleged serious and seven alleged other-than-serious violations of OSHA standards. [Click For More]

7/3/00
OSHA has cited Interstate Highway Sign Corp., Little Rock, Arkansas, with proposed penalties of $85,400 for alleged safety and health violations resulting from a programed planned inspection under OSHA's Site Specific Targeting Plan. [Click For More]

6/30/00
OSHA has cited Pro Tech Armored Products of Dalton, Massachusetts, for failure to abate previously cited hazards. OSHA has proposed penalties totaling $58,333 against the company. [Click For More]

6/29/00
OSHA has cited AMI Plastics Incorporated, Paterson, New Jersey, and proposed penalties of $67,200 against the firm, alleging two willful and nine serious violations of OSHA standards. [Click For More]

6/28/00
An electronic nose that uses computers and specialized sensing film to work much like a human nose is being tested by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a way to detect unsafe chemical levels. [Click For More]

6/27/00
For the second time in seven years, OSHA has cited the Delphi Automotive Systems car-battery plant in west Olathe, KS, for exposing workers to hazardous levels of lead oxide dust. [Click For More]

6/26/00
Rocky Flats: The price of peace - Put simply, Rocky Flats is a mess. One highly polluted bomb building, the size of three football fields, was described in 1994 as the most dangerous building in America. [Click For More]

6/23/00
The House voted Wednesday night to block the Environmental Protection Agency from identifying regions with dangerously high smog levels, a move aimed at preventing federal regulators from enforcing tough new clean air rules. [Click For More]

6/21/00
The Army's top brass traveled to Anniston, AL, from Washington, D.C., to try to calm local leaders who fear that a chemical agent (Sarin) release last month at an incinerator in Utah is a preview of scenes to come. [Click For More]

6/20/00
The Top-25 Users of the MSDS SEARCH National Repository for June include the U.S. Military, General Electric, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Shell, Texaco, Dupont, Red Roof Inns and GM. [Click For More]

6/19/00
Federal environmental officials have proposed an eight-year, $92 million plan to clean up contaminated soil and buried toxins at the former Ciba-Geigy Corp after an unusually high rate of childhood cancers was reported. [Click For More]

6/16/00
The federal government has asked crayon manufacturers to remove talc from their products because its tests found asbestos and other potentially dangerous fibers in crayons.[Click For More]

6/15/00
The Environmental Protection Agency declared for the first time yesterday that dioxin is a carcinogen and said the vast majority of exposure to the chemical comes from the food Americans eat. [Click For More]

6/14/00
A deadly epidemic: Toxic pollution lingers long after meth lab is gone. Residue can sear lungs, cause eyes to water, bring on headaches. Living in an uncleaned meth lab can cause chronic health problems. [Click For More]

6/13/00
Safer jobs for healthcare workers is the goal of an extended partnership agreement to be signed today by the OSHA and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). [Click For More]

6/9/00
Amtech Corp. and its co-owners were indicted in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City, Okla., for violating the RCRA and the Clean Water Act. by allegedly storing, transporting and disposing of waste chemicals [Click For More]

6/9/00
BISHAN, China - In China's Small Factories, Big Hazards to the Workers' Health - Like many of his fellow villagers, Zhou Zhihai jumped at the opportunity to work in the tiny, dank shoe factories here. [Click For More]

6/8/00
The National Transportation Safety Board will review two accidents where errors in chemical cargo transfer led to loss of life, injuries and extensive property damage. [Click For More]

6/7/00
Mercury is on the minds of Michigan educators, following a spate of incidents in which Detroit-area schools were forced to close or seal off parts of their buildings after students were exposed to the dangerous metallic element. [Click For More]

6/6/00
Bayer Corporation heads the list of the 'Top 25 Users' of MSDS-SEARCH for the month of May. Also included are the U.S. Military, DOE, Conoco, Exxon/Mobil, P&G, Columbia, Shell, Wal Mart, Dupont, and GM. [Click For More]

6/5/00
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Igloo Products Corp. for 36 safety violations at its Houston manufacturing facility, and has proposed penalties totaling $128,000. [Click For More]

6/2/00
OSHA today cited Sloss Industries Corporation and proposed penalties totaling $154,000 for safety and health violations at the company's Birmingham plant. [Click For More]

6/1/00
The EPA has concluded that Dursban may be more dangerous to people than once believed and is expected to remove use of the pesticide, also known as chlorpyrifos, from all over-the-counter products. [Click For More]

5/31/00
Bayer Corporation today announced that it has established E-Business links with more than 25 customers providing shipment track and trace, MSDS, and certificates of analysis (COAs). [Click For More]

5/30/00
The EPA today took steps to significantly reduce public health risks from arsenic in the nation's drinking water, proposing to reduce the current arsenic standard from 50 parts per billion (ppb) to 5 ppb. [Click For More]

5/23/00
Kenneth L. McManus of Denver, Colo., was sentenced to nine months in prison and three years of supervised release for importing over one ton of R-12 refrigerant into the United States. [Click For More]

5/22/00
OSHA today cited Elixir Industries (G&L Steel Division) and proposed penalties totaling $174,500 for safety and health violations found during an inspection of the company's Fitzgerald, Ga., plant. [Click For More]

5/19/00
Chemical Processing Magazine's article "Finding Safety Info on the Web - Need help with training or maintaining a safe workplace? It's on the Net" calls MSDS-SEARCH "a one-stop portal for safety-related information" [Click For More]

5/17/00
EPA links dioxin to cancer - Clinton administration preparing to dramatically raise its estimate of health threats from dioxin, citing new evidence of cancer risk from the compound. [Click For More]

5/15/00
OSHA has cited B.R. Brick & Masonry in Houston for 13 alleged safety and health violations and proposed penalties of $43,950, announced the U.S. Department of Labor. [Click For More]

5/12/00
OSHA has issued citations to Heaven On Earth Inns Inc. alleging eight safety and health violations at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. The proposed penalties total $157,350. [Click For More]

5/11/00
OSHA has cited Hebert Manufacturing Co., Inc. for alleged Willful, Serious and Other than Serious violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and has proposed penalties totaling $94,250. [Click For More]

5/10/00
EPA will conduct EPCRA/TRI Training workshops across the country during the spring of 2000 intended to assist persons preparing their annual reports on release and other waste management activities. [Click For More]

5/09/00
Analine.com launches first complete B2B, Internet Environmental Services Marketplace - Areas under development include: State and Federal reporting; Chemical inventories, and a MSDS library. [Click For More]

5/08/00
OSHA has cited Vanguard Manufacturing, Inc., for alleged Willful, Serious and Other than Serious violations of the OSH Act and has proposed penalties against the company totaling $51,000. [Click For More]

5/05/00
JLM Industries, Inc. announces launch of new internet web presence with access to detailed product information, MSDS documents, and sample requests. [Click For More]

5/4/00
Federal regulators plan to limit the amount of online information available on chemical disasters to keep terrorists and other criminals from accessing it. [Click For More]

5/03/00
IDAHO MAN GIVEN LONGEST-EVER SENTENCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME - Company Owner To Serve 17 Years, Pay $6M For Crimes That Left Employee With Brian Damage [Click For More]

5/02/00
ESHconnect announces the release of six new web-based training modules including hazard communication and MSDS training. [Click For More]

5/01/00
Osha has announced that beginning today, workers can use the Internet to file complaints about safety and health hazards at their workplaces. [Click For More]

4/28/00
From the "OOPS we didn't mean it department" .... W.R. Grace sends papers to EPA -- reportedly tainted by asbestos. [Click For More]

4/27/00
Chemical Fire Aboard Train Prompts Evacuation in Kentucky City, As Explosion Danger Passes. [Click For More]

4/26/00
In order to reduce the risk of Lyme disease in outdoor workers, OSHA today issued a Hazard Information Bulletin that advises employers how to implement an effective protection program. [Click For More]

4/25/00
Chevron Corporation and American Management Systems, Inc. have announced the implementaion of a system that enables Chevron to better serve its customers through more efficient distribution of MSDS. [Click For More]

4/24/00
OSHA has cited Trevor Sears Construction Co., Inc, Elmont, New York, and proposed penalties of $128,000 for four alleged willful and nine alleged serious violations of OSHA's lead standard. [Click For More]

4/19/00
Nevada OSHA Plan Receives Final Approval - Nevada today became the 16th state to receive final approval from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for its state job safety and health plan. [Click For More]

4/18/00
CAT (Competitive Analysis Technologies) Releases `Organic and PetroChemicals on the Internet -- 1st Quarter 2000' With 2,001 Sites Catalogued. [Click For More]

4/17/00
Advertise on MSDS-SEARCH - Reach 75,000+ EHS professionals, purchasing agents, researchers, and senior managers, from corporations, government, the military, healthcare, and education. [Click For More]

4/14/00
Avondale Industries, Inc. has agreed to pay $357,750 in penalties, and implement a revised safety and health program as part of a settlement agreement announced today by the OSHA. [Click For More]

4/13/00
OSHA has cited Ameriserve Food Distribution, Inc, Burlington, New Jersey, and proposed penalties of $109,500 against the firm for alleged violations of OSHA standards. [Click For More]

4/12/00
EPA has announced the release of 'Learn About Chemicals Around Your House', an interactive web-site designed to help kids identify household chemicals and to learn about their potential hazards. [Click For More]

4/11/00
Atrion International Selects New Resources Corporation; eBusiness Solution to be Deployed Worldwide - offering a product suite that encompasses environmental, health and safety information management. [Click For More]

4/10/00
MSDS Vault.com Implementation Establishes Real Time Compliance Solution for Dominion Semiconductor [Click For More]

4/7/00
OSHA has cited Kohler Co., Searcy, Ark., with proposed penalties of $94,500 for alleged safety and health violations. [Click For More]

4/5/00
N.J. operating room closing for 10 days - Three nurses needed emergency-room treatment after assisting doctors with routine operations at Virtua-West Jersey Hospital Marlton. [Click For More]

4/4/00
OSHA has issued citations to American Coatinq Technology Inc., in Eau Claire, Wis., proposing penalties total $238,250. [Click For More]

4/4/00
MSDS-SEARCH Top Twentyfive - Check out the Top Twentyfive users of MSDS-SEARCH for March [Click For More]

4/3/00
Sav-Cote Chemical Laboratories Inc. was sentenced to seven counts of illegally storing and disposing of hazardous wastes, and ordered to pay a $60,000 fine, and pay EPA $607,514 in cleanup costs. [Click For More]

3/31/00
Gasstationcompliance.com Simplifies Regulatory Paperwork And Training, Making Gas Stations Safer, More Efficient. [Click For More]

3/30/00
fob.com Inc., has acquired Houston-based MSDS Online (www.MSDSOnline.com) - services will include electronic MSDS delivery, technical specifications databases and EPA compliance management. [Click For More]

3/29/00
ECOutlook.com, announced that it has been selected by Lyondell Chemical Company to move all traditional paper-based transactions (shipping orders, bills of lading and MSDS label sheets) electronically over the Internet. [Click For More]

3/28/00
Lockheed Martin Space Operation's Science, Engineering, Analysis, and Test (SEAT) Program has just passed the 4-million labor-hour mark without lost-time due to a work-related injury or illness. [Click For More]

3/27/00
OSHA IDENTIFIES 13,000 WORKPLACES WITH HIGHEST INJURY AND ILLNESS RATES - Up to 4,200 sites may be inspected. [Click For More]

3/16/00
Washington Asbestos Removal Supervisor At U.S. Naval Air Station Sentenced To 10 Months In Federal Prison. [Click For More]

3/15/00
OSHA has cited Ford Motor Company, of Hamburg, New York, and proposed penalties of $57,125 against the firm for one alleged repeat violation and seven alleged serious violations of OSHA standards. [Click For More]

3/14/00
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) is scheduled to meet April 12-13 to review their draft report regarding the OSHA's standards development process. [Click For More]

3/13/00
EPA recently issued guidance in its Pesticide Registration Notice 2000-1, concerning its policy with respect to the applicability of the 'treated article exemption' for Antimicrobial Pesticides. [Click For More]

3/10/00
The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Bureau (IOSH) announced that it has proposed to fine Titan Tire Corp. of Iowa, $150,000 for a number of 'willful' and 'serious' violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. [Click For More]

3/9/00
OSI/Warren-Forthought, Inc., has announced the launch of WorKingbird.com, an online service offering safety, health and environmental training courses and recordkeeping on a fee-for-use basis. [Click For More]

3/8/00
OSHA has added an events section to its web-site. The new events section has a listing of recent and upcoming health and safety conferences, as well as OSHA hearings. [Click For More]

3/7/00
CELANESE CHEMICALS FINED $250,000 FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT BUCKS, ALABAMA, PLANT. [Click For More]

3/6/00
OSHA has cited White Wave Inc., Boulder, Colo., for two willful and 10 serious violations and issued proposed penalties totaling $101, 250. [Click For More]

3/1/00
Actio Corporation has announced the immediate availability of their B2B web based Chemical Management Service MSDS Vault(R). [Click For More]

2/29/00
OSHA has cited the U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service's prison detention facility in Manhattan for alleged willful, serious, and other-than-serious violations of OSHA safety and health standards. [Click For More]

2/28/00
Home offices will not be inspected for violations of federal safety and health rules, OSHA confirmed today in a new compliance directive issued to formalize agency policy about home-based work. [Click For More]

2/24/00
Hach Company has added e-commerce capability to their website (www.hach.com) to offer online ordering of their products and replacement reagents and over 37,500 (MSDSs) relating to Hach products. [Click For More]

2/24/00
The Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality offer assistance to Michigan manufacturers facing the challenges of daily business regulations by designing a first of its kind user's guide. [Click For More]

2/23/00
OSHA has cited the U.S. General Services Administration for two alleged willful violations and one alleged serious violation of OSHA standards in a warehouse in Burlington, New Jersey. [Click For More]

2/28/00
Home offices will not be inspected for violations of federal safety and health rules, OSHA confirmed today in a new compliance directive issued to formalize agency policy about home-based work. [Click For More]

2/24/00
Hach Company has added e-commerce capability to their website (www.hach.com) to offer online ordering of their products and replacement reagents and over 37,500 (MSDSs) relating to Hach products. [Click For More]

2/24/00
The Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality offer assistance to Michigan manufacturers facing the challenges of daily business regulations by designing a first of its kind user's guide. [Click For More]

2/23/00
OSHA has cited the U.S. General Services Administration for two alleged willful violations and one alleged serious violation of OSHA standards in a warehouse in Burlington, New Jersey. [Click For More]

2/21/00
The Environmental Protection Agency, having temporarily shut down its Web site for security reasons, is taking additional measures it hopes will prevent security abuses singled out by a recent congressional audit. [Click For More]

2/18/00
The final draft of the American National Standard for Hazardous Industrial Chemicals - Precautionary Labeling, ANSI Z129.1-2000, has been completed. [Click For More]

2/17/00
OSHA has cited Friede Goldman Halter Inc., and proposed penalties totaling $126,000 for safety and health violations found at the company's Pascagoula, Miss., worksite. [Click For More]

2/15/00
The Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) and Environmental Defense announced that 400 companies have signed up to provide accelerated hazard screening for over 2,000 chemicals. [Click For More]

2/14/00
Almost everyone believes that the mining, production, sale and use of asbestos in America has been banned... Almost everyone is wrong. [Click For More]

2/11/00
House is set to vote on the FAIR Act, H.R. 1987, allowing small employers (those with less than 100 employees) to recoup attorney's fees and expenses incurred challenging meritless charges by OSHA. [Click For More]

2/10/00
OSHA has cited Naluco Inc., doing business as American Flyer Travelware alleging violations of health and safety standards. Proposed penalties total $145,000. [Click For More]

2/9/00
MILVILLE, NEW JERSEY STEEL PRODUCT MANUFACTURER CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL AND OTHER SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; $86,500 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED. [Click For More]

2/8/00
MSDS-SEARCH now brings you The World!......A World of information at your fingertips. [Click For More]

2/7/00
MSDSOnline.com announced its web site traffic counts for the month of January 2000 approach the 50,000 user per month milestone. [Click For More]

2/4/00
AtYourBusiness.com Members First To Have OSHA Compliance On Line Through VCOM Partnership. [Click For More]

2/3/00
OSHA is holding a two-day public meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) on Feb. 29- March 1 in Houston, TX. [Click For More]

2/2/00
OSHA has cited AEPCo in Osceola, Ark. (Commodore Medical Services of Tennessee), with proposed penalties of $137,250 for alleged safety and health violations resulting from a complaint inspection. [Click For More]

2/1/00
Statement of Charles N. Jeffress - OSHA Assistant Secretary, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Education and the Workforce, regarding home-based worksites. [Click For More]

1/31/00
The Geon Company announced Geon's eCommerce technology - the plastics industry's first eCommerce solution that electronically links every facet of Geon's supply chain in real-time allowing users to retrieve MSDSs. [Click For More]

1/28/00
OSHA REMINDS EMPLOYERS WITH OVER 11 EMPLOYEES TO POST INJURY / ILLNESS SUMMARIES DURING FEBRUARY [Click For More]

1/24/00
Archer Daniels Midland Co. agreed to pay $650,000 in penalties for safety and health violations at its rail car repair facility in Decatur, Ill., and to create a new corporate position of VP of Safety and Health. [Click For More]

1/21/00
Woah - what's this? The NEW MSDS-SEARCH 2000 Web Page!!! Bringing you FREE access to over 1,000,000 MSDSs and 1600 Manufacturers. Watch Us GO! [Click For More]

1/20/00
The U.S. EPA Sues Meat Packing Giant IBP, the World's Largest Producer of Fresh Beef and Pork, for Violating Numerous Environmental Laws in Midwest. [Click For More]

1/19/00
After more than 300 oil spills, oil pipeline giant Koch Industries Inc. will pay $30 million - the largest civil fine ever imposed on a company under any federal environmental law. [Click For More]

1/18/00
MSDS Online, Inc. has announced the upgrade of its web site, MSDSOnline.com, featuring online technical support, chat rooms and enhancements to the Plus Library of material safety data sheets. [Click For More]

1/17/00
OSHA has cited Divine Brothers Company, of Utica, New York, and proposed penalties of $33,475 against the firm, for alleged violations of OSHA standards. [Click For More]

1/12/00
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) is scheduled to meet in Washington January 18-19 to complete its review of OSHA's standards development process. [Click For More]

1/11/00
OSHA has cited Stop & Shop Supermarket Co., North Haven, Connecticut, following concurrent safety and health inspections and has proposed combined penalties against the company totaling $64,175. [Click For More]

1/10/00
U.S. Labor Secretary Alexis Herman has withdrawn a letter making companies that allow employees to work at home responsible for ensuring the work areas meet federal health and safety standards. [Click For More]

1/7/00
Formation Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with The Wercs(R), a recognized worldwide leader in Environmental and Regulatory Compliance software. [Click For More]

1/6/00
New law gives Cal/OSHA more punch; increasing fines, prison terms, and removing exemptions for government entities. [Click For More]

1/5/00
The Labor Department has concluded that companies that allow employees to work at home are responsible for federal health and safety violations in home workspace. [Click For More]

1/4/00
The U.S. EPA Has Announced That The U.S. And Mexico Are To Disclose All Existing And Proposed Border Hazwaste Sites. [Click For More]

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