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June 16, 2000 News Letter 25
.....IN THIS NEWS LETTER.....
================== BREAKING NEWS ==================
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]
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]
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
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]
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
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]
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]
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]
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
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]
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=]
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]
for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Fall Meeting
Arlington, VA, September 25-27, 2000, Crystal
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, Phone:
703-920-3230, FAX: 703-271-5212
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================== 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
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The rebuild of the MSDS-SEARCH searchable database is nearing
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LINKS ADDED TO MSDS-SEARCH SINCE 5/24/00
Devoe High Performance Coatings
Triad Disposables, Inc.
Polar Refrigerant Technologies, LLC
Pole Maintenance Company
BOC High vacuum equipment
Apollo Industries, Inc.
H L Bouton
Arch Chemicals, Inc. Biocides
Arch Chemicals, Inc. Hydrazine, propellants, and HAN
Arch Chemicals, Inc. Performance urethanes and organics
Arch Chemicals, Inc. Semiconductor photopolymers
The SulfaTreat Company
Kedia Chemical Industries Ltd.
Scientific Polymer Products, Inc.
McCauley Technical Services, Ltd
EHS Manager, LLC
Image Lab Computer Systems, Inc.
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc.
OSHA Table Z1
OSHA Table Z2
Safety Presentation Library
Conform-Action Data Systems
Systèmes Informatique Conforme-Action
================== MEDIA COVERAGE
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
coverage - WWMT Chanel 3, Freedom Broadcasting of Michigan, Inc.,
sites MSDS-SEARCH as the source for MSDS Information.
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?]
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.
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
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