OSHA SENDS FINAL RULE ON HAZCOM AND GHS TO OMB

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent a final rule that will align its Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Oct. 25 for final review. By law, OMB is required to perform one last review prior to the rule being formally approved for publication and implementation by the regulated community.

FMCSA FINES AMERICAN WELDING & TANK COMPANY NEARLY $4 MILLION FOR VIOLATING FEDERAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY STANDARDS

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced $3,876,000 in fines against American Welding & Tank, LLC (AWT) of Fremont, Ohio for violating federal hazardous materials safety standards. The company was fined for manufacturing and selling unsafe nurse tanks which are a type of cargo tank used to store and transport anhydrous ammonia; a hazardous material used in farming operations.
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