PSARA NEWSLETTER | March 30, 2018                                     
A monthly newsletter containing regulation updates, proposed rules, guidance documents, and current topics in Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance.
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PSARA Technologies will be running/walking in the 21st Annual Incline to the Finish Line 5K to help raise money for the wonderful St. Joseph Home. We have 8 members and counting running for our team!

St. Joseph Home, a non-profit ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, creates a home for adults and children with developmental disabilities who have complex support needs and use a wheelchair for mobility.

So, if you feel so inclined, make a contribution on behalf of our team!
What is PSARA Up to?
PSARA Technologies takes pride in being a family of fun individuals. So we'd like to share that with you in the form of pictures and updates of what we do both inside and outside of work. Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram to see what we're up to!
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Questions & Suggestions!

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Dylan DeZeeuw
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PSARA Technologies, Inc.  
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Featured Article
12 Awesome EHS Blogs and Websites 
By Dylan DeZeeuw 
EHS SolutionsBlog : If you're an EHS manager, you know that keeping up with the changes in the environmental, health, and safety industry can be an arduous task. There are ever-changing regulations, guidelines, industry trends and news. Here are 12 sites to help you keep up with it all. Read more  
EPA Issues "Year in Review 2017-2018"  
EPA Proposes to Classify Aerosol Cans as Universal Waste
On March 16, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule that would classify aerosol cans as universal waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), easing management standards for the aerosol cans:  
Resources & Guidance
ISO 45001 Published: ASSE's 5 Step Action Plan for Implementation 
The much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S), ISO 45001:2018, has been published. To facilitate the implementation of the new standard, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has created a 5 Step Action Plan for implementation. The 5 steps are:
  1. Understand OHSMS and ISO 45001.
  2. Examine your current system.
  3. Engage with stakeholders.
  4. Determine priorities and establish goals.
  5. Establish or improve your OHSMS.
Read the 5 Step Action Plan 
Staying Ahead of Environmental Rules and Regulations
EHS Today - Ever since the regulatory explosion in the late 80s and 90s, savvy EHS executives and lawyers have known that staying ahead of rapidly evolving environmental policy is critical to managing risk and providing sound, reliable recommendations.  Read More 
11 Rules for Safe Handling of Hazardous Materials
EHS Daily Advisor - Do your employees know how to handle hazardous materials safely? Here are 11 basic rules all employees who handle hazardous materials should know and follow. Read More 

Tool Box Talks & Safety Meeting Topics 
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Need topics for safety meetings and tool box talks? Take a look at the resources below for a list of topics to last you well over a year.

National Safety Council: 2018 Safety Observance and Event Calendar


EHS Safety News America: 100 Tool Box Talks & Safety Meeting Topics In English & Spanish

Congressional Omnibus Bill Provides Funding to EPA, OSHA, and Other Agencies
Congress recently passed a spending bill rejecting president Trump's requested budget cuts to several agencies. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, known as the omnibus bill, was signed by Trump on March 23rd and will provide stable funding for several Environmental, Health, Safety & Energy agnecies. The takeaways:
  • EPA held at 2017 budget, avoids major cut
  • OSHA held close to 2017 budget
  • NIOSH held at 2017, avoids major cut
  • CSB receives $11 million, uncertain future remains
  • DOE receives $868 million boost, avoids major cut
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