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MSDS-SEARCH News Letter
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Moderator: Jon McClimon
Supported by: MSDS-SEARCH
Mail to: MSDS-SEARCH
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June 16, 2000     News Letter 25
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.....IN THIS NEWS LETTER.....


================== BREAKING NEWS ==================

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.[http://www.seattlep-i.com/national/cray13.shtml]

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. [
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/06/13/MN41639.DTL]

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. [
http://www.mgroupenv.com/news.asp?id=1232]

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). [
http://www.osha.gov/media/oshnews/june00/trade-20000609.html]

6/10/00
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 [
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/b1ab9f485b098972852562e7004dc686/806da35d7d6656b3852568f9006d53fc?OpenDocument]

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. [
http://www.ntsb.gov/Pressrel/2000/000607.htm]

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. [
http://www.edweek.org/ew/ewstory.cfm?slug=39mercury.h19]

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. [
http://www.msdssearch.com/Top25.htm]

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. [
http://www.osha.gov/media/oshnews/june00/reg6-20000601.html]

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. [
http://www.osha.gov/media/oshnews/june00/reg4-20000601.html]

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). [
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-30-2000/0001230253&EDATE=]

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. [
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/b1ab9f485b098972852562e7004dc686/ad1d03867011dc4d852568e900738f40?OpenDocument]

================== CONFERENCES ==================

 
Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Fall Meeting
Arlington, VA, September 25-27, 2000,
Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, Phone: 703-920-3230, FAX: 703-271-5212


================== BUILDING THE NATIONAL REPOSITORY ==================

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We've added 160 more manufacturers -cast your vote at: http://www.msdssearch.com/Vote2.htm

Let your voice be heard at: http://www.msdssearch.com/Vote.htm

Results are available at: http://www.msdssearch.com/Results%20A.htm

View user comments at: http://www.msdssearch.com/Results%20Customer%20Comments.htm

View our top 25 users Through May 30th at: http://www.msdssearch.com/Top25.htm


================== WEB SITE UPDATES ==================

You may have noticed some major changes taking place at MSDS-SEARCH. We are upgrading our servers, software and services to better meet your needs. We will keep you abreast of these changes as the project progresses. Here are just a few:

New Pages Added to MSDS-SEARCH
Now you can advertise on MSDS-SEARCH and Reach 75,000+ EHS professionals, purchasing agents, researchers, and senior managers, from corporations, government, the military, healthcare, and education.  Find out more at: http://www.msdssearch.com/Advertising.htm

The rebuild of the MSDS-SEARCH searchable database is nearing completion - we will begin loading this month.

LINKS ADDED TO MSDS-SEARCH SINCE 5/24/00

MANUFACTURERS
Devoe High Performance Coatings
Triad Disposables, Inc.
Shimadzu
Polar Refrigerant Technologies, LLC
Vapor Tech
Omega Chemistries
Pole Maintenance Company
Massco, Inc
BOC High vacuum equipment
Apollo Industries, Inc.
Remay, Inc.
Colgate Palmolive
H L Bouton
Arch Chemicals, Inc.  Biocides
Arch Chemicals, Inc. Hydrazine,  propellants,   and HAN products
Arch Chemicals, Inc. Performance urethanes and organics
Arch Chemicals, Inc. Semiconductor photopolymers
Allerpet, Inc.
The SulfaTreat Company
Kedia Chemical Industries Ltd.
Scientific Polymer Products, Inc.


 
SOFTWARE AND SERVICES
McCauley Technical Services, Ltd
EHS Manager, LLC
Image Lab Computer Systems, Inc.
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc.


GOVERMMENT & ORGANIZATION
OSHA Table Z1
OSHA Table Z2
CEPPO


EMERGENCY RESPONSE LNKS
none

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Safety Presentation Library

DATABASE
Conform-Action Data Systems
Systèmes Informatique Conforme-Action


================== MEDIA COVERAGE ==================

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" states; "There are manufacturer and public access MSDS databases, background information, training, useful links and software. The site [MSDS-SEARCH] has developed into a one-stop portal for safety-related information." [http://www.chemicalprocessing.com/web_first/cp.nsf/Contents/8625688C005A2497862568D50072E807?OpenDocument]

5/12/00

MSDS-SEARCH media coverage - WWMT Chanel 3, Freedom Broadcasting of Michigan, Inc., sites MSDS-SEARCH as the source for MSDS Information.

9/28/99
MSDS-SEARCH media coverage - About.com calls us: "The most comprehensive (MSDS) site", and reports: "If you can't find it here, it's probably not on the 'Net."  [http://composite.miningco.com/msubesh.htm?]
 
9/23/99
Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (www.ishn.com ), in their September 99 issue page 8, listed MSDS-SEARCH as one of their readers most popular websites.

6/4/99
MSDS-SEARCH is highlighted in the June 1999 issue of Occupational Health and Safety magazine article "Y2K and Beyond - How vulnerable are MSDS software and databases to the 'millennium bug'?" [http://stevenspublishing.com/stevens/OHSpub.nsf/PubHome/D88B23E18B15356686256775006F250F]

================== FOOD FOR THOUGHT ==================

The Goal
To make the world work for 100 percent of humanity in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation,
without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.
Buckminster Fuller


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