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  • OSHA Increases Penalties For 2020

    January 15, 2020

    On January 15, 2020, Federal OSHA announced an increase to the maximum penalty an employer can be issued for violations. The new penalty levels will apply to all violations occurring after January 15, 2020. See inside for a comparison of 2019 vs. 2020 penalty rates.
  • SGIA Named to EPA’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee

    January 6, 2020

    After a meticulous selection process, SGIA was named to participate in EPA’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). The purpose of the CAAAC is to develop a diverse representative group to advise EPA on a variety of important air quality issues.
  • SGIA Joins Louisville, KY Workgroup on Air Pollution Emission Reductions

    January 6, 2020

    SGIA has joined the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District’s (APCD) Multipollutant Stakeholder Group (MPSG). This group will discuss current air pollution challenges and make recommendations for next steps to improve local air quality and reduce health impacts from air pollution. The MPSG will also look at reducing fine particulate pollution and air toxics, which may provide co-benefits to the effort to reduce ozone.
  • California Revises Injury Reporting Requirements

    December 20, 2019

    In response to Federal OSHA revising its requirements for injury reporting, legislation was passed in August of 2019 by the California legislature that required California OSHA to revise its injury reporting requirements. While the changes required by the legislation are similar to the Federal OSHA requirements, the legislation set some more stringent requirements. The legislation also changed the manner in which injuries are to be reported. Click to read more!
  • NACOSH Notice of Membership Meeting

    December 17, 2019

    The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health held an open meeting at the Department of Labor on December 12th to discuss updates in the safety and health area. The morning discussion focused on regulatory updates. The afternoon discussion was centered around OSHA's Request For Information (RFI) about Leading Indicators used in the workplace. Read the full post to learn more and to fill out the survey to provide feedback for OSHA's RFI.
  • SGIA Joins US EPA in Its Second National Recycles Day Summit

    November 22, 2019

    November 15th is recognized as National Recycling Day. To recognize this event, US EPA hosted its second summit to address and advance recycling in the US. SGIA, as one of 165 signatories of the America Recycles Pledge, was excited to attend and be a part of the progressive discussions taking place.
  • New York State Issues Final Industrial Cleaning Solvent Rule

    November 22, 2019

    On October 23, 2019, New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued its final rule updating Subpart 226-1, Solvent Cleaning. The major additions to this rule were the provisions in Subpart 226-2, Industrial Cleaning Solvents. SGIA submitted comments on this rule expressing concerns that the rule would apply to printing operations and urging the DEC to exclude printing from it because cleaning solvents used in printing are already subject to the requirements in a specific rule, Part 234) that applies to printing operations.
  • November 2019 Small Business Administration Meeting

    November 20, 2019

    The November bi-monthly meeting of the Small Business Administration focused mainly around safety and updates to OSHA regulations. Key topics included updating the Hazard Communication Standard, and the RFI for the LOTO Standard.
  • SGIA Meets with OSHA Regarding Changes to Lockout/Tagout Standard

    November 20, 2019

    As a follow up to the comments submitted in August of this year, SGIA Government Affairs staff met with key OSHA representatives regarding the information provided to OSHA in response to their request for feedback on revising the Lockout/Tagout Standard. Overall, the meeting went very well and the response from OSHA was positive on several key issues.
  • SGIA Attends US EPA’s America Recycles Innovation Fair

    November 20, 2019

    On November 14th, forty-five companies gathered in the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center to showcase new and exciting products and services in the recycling and circular economy space. The gathering served to educate the public about available recycling innovations as well as build business to business partnerships to continue to strengthen the circular economy.