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  • Washington State Revises Fall Protection Regulations

    July 30, 2020

    Due to changes in Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations covering walking and working surfaces, ladders, and fall protection requirements, the Washington Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) revised their rules to meet the federal requirements. Read here for more information.
  • Virginia Implements Nation’s First COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards

    July 29, 2020

    Virginia has now enacted an “emergency temporary standard” (ETS) and it became effective on July 27, 2020. The requirements in the rule are based on the guidance and recommendations issued by CDC and federal OSHA. However, the Virginia rule now requires all employers regulated by DOLI to develop, implement, and enforce COVID-19 prevention and mitigation measures.
  • OSHA Updates Its COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

    July 28, 2020

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated its frequently asked questions and answers related to COVID-19. Read here for details.
  • OSHA Revises Its Position on Face Coverings

    July 28, 2020

    The new OSHA FAQs site indicates that OSHA is now generally recommending that employers encourage workers to wear face coverings at work. Face coverings are intended to prevent wearers who have COVID-19 without knowing it from spreading potentially infectious respiratory droplets to others. Read here for more information.
  • FDA Recalls More Hand Sanitizers Due to Presence of Methanol

    July 28, 2020

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the list of hand sanitizers being recalled to at least 75. The recall is being issued as toxic levels of methanol or wood alcohol in the recalled products may cause injury or death. Read here for more information.
  • PRINTING United Alliance Provides Comments on EPA’s Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) program

    July 9, 2020

    Due to the current problems with solid waste and need to increase recycling, EPA has asked for feedback on its Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) program. PrUA provided comments on behalf of the Printing Industry.
  • EPA Revises Hazardous Waste Flashpoint Determination Test

    July 7, 2020

    Beginning September 8, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new rule for determining if a waste is considered hazardous due to its flashpoint takes effect. Read here for more information.
  • New Compliance Certificate Issued for Toxics in Packaging

    June 24, 2020

    The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse has released a new sample Certificate of Compliance for companies to use when providing a certificate stating that a package or packaging component is in compliance with the requirements of the law.
  • OSHA Releases FAQs about Face Coverings

    June 17, 2020

    On June 10th, OSHA issued guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions to clarify the difference between cloth face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators, and the implications for wearing face coverings in the workplace.
  • PRINTING United Alliance Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to EPA’s Stormwater Permit for Printing Operations

    June 12, 2020

    Every 5 years, EPA evaluates and revises the MSGP and on March 2, 2020, EPA released a draft 2020 permit for review and comment. The 2020 MSGP is an update of the existing 2015 MSGP, however, the proposed permit increases the obligations on MSGP permittees. PrUA’s Government Affairs staff plans to participate in these important regulatory discussions.