PSARA NEWSLETTER | April 28, 2017                                     
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PSARA Content
Industrial Wastewater Mythbusters
By Pat Kneip, P.E. - Vice President 
Wastewater myths can negatively impact compliance and operating costs at industrial facilities. This article is part of a series that dispels myths related to pretreatment, surcharges, sampling, and complex pollutants. Read more 
OSHA Delays Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard

On April 6th, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a delay in the enforcement of its respirable crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry until September 23, 2017, from the previous effective date of June 23, 2017. Read more 
Ohio EPA: Draft Industrial Storm Water General Permit (OHR000006) Renewal Info and Noteworthy Changes   
Ohio EPA's draft Industrial Storm Water General Permit (OHR000006) has been public noticed for comment, and is expected to be issued May, 1 2017. Find the key renewal information, noteworthy changes, and additional information here. 
NIOSH Publishes Final IDLH Profiles for 14 Chemicals
NIOSH recently published the final Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) Value Profiles for 14 chemicals. To see the list of chemicals and links to the profiles, read more. 
EPA Extends Comment Periods for 2 Proposed Rules on 3 Chemicals    

The EPA recently announced it is extended the public comment periods for two proposed rules: one for trichloroethylene (TCE) when used as a commercial vapor degreaser, and the other for methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint coating and removal. Read More 
OSHA Releases 3 New Publications on Process Safety Management  
OSHA has released three guidance documents to help employers comply with the agency's Process Safety Management standard. PSM is critically important to facilities that store highly hazardous chemicals. Implementing the required safety programs helps prevent fires, explosions, large chemical spills, toxic gas releases, runaway chemical reactions, and other major incidents. The new documents focus on PSM compliance for Small Businesses, Storage Facilities and Explosives and Pyrotechnics Manufacturing 
News & Industry
The Chemical Safety Board publishes "Business Case for Safety" 
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) recently released a document, "Business Case for Safety", summarizing the investigations and costs of four major accidents. For each accident, the document summarizes what happened, the number of casualties and injuries, estimated costs, and key findings and recommendations.  Read More  
April 28th is Worker's Memorial Day
Every year, Worker's Memorial Day is observed on April 28th. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971.      
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OSHA's 4th National Safety Stand-Down
To Prevent Falls in Construction

OSHA will be holding it's fourth National Safety Stand-Down May 8-12 to raise awareness for and prevent falls in construction. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. Read More  

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