PSARA NEWSLETTER | May 31, 2017                                     
             
A monthly newsletter containing regulation updates, proposed rules, guidance documents, and current topics in Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance.
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PEL


Previous Acronym:

BOD
Biochemical Oxygen Demand
 

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PSARA Content
Wastewater pH Control Tips 
By Pat Kneip, P.E. - Vice President

Many industries have to control the pH of their process wastewater in order to comply with local and state sewer discharge permit limits.  Wastewater pH control can be very frustrating, costly, and even dangerous if it is not done properly. 

The following tips will help ensure the success of any wastewater pH control system:  Read more 
 
Regulations
OSHA Delays July 1 Recordkeeping Deadline for Reporting Injury, Illness Data

OSHA recently announced that it intends to extend the deadline of July 1, 2017 for certain employers to submit injury and illness data as part of its final rule issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. This rule was published in May 2016.
Read more 
Ohio EPA: New Industrial Storm Water General Permit Effective June 1, 2017    
 
The new Ohio Industrial Storm Water General Permit was issued May 8, 2017 and will become effective June 1, 2017.

Read the Key Changes and Renewal Information  
 
OSHA Recinds 'Walkaround Rule'      
   
S afety+Health Magazine -OSHA has changed its policy on allowing employees at non-union workplaces to choose a union-affiliated representative for "walkaround" inspections, according to an April 25 memo sent to regional administrators. Read More. 
 
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements Effective Date June 19, 2017 Pending Proposed Delay      

On March 16, 2017, the EPA issued a final rule providing a 90-day administrative stay for the effective date of the amendments to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule in response to a petition . This delays the effective date of the final rule until June 19, 2017.

On March 29, 2017, EPA's Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule to further delay the effective date of the amendments until February 19, 2019 (an additional 20 months). Comments were due May 19, 2017. There has not yet been an update on the status of the proposed rule. Read More 
 
Guidance
New Resources Available      
 
Free Heat Stress Prevention Webinars
With the summer months approaching, the North Carolina Dept. of Labor is offering a series of free 90-minute webinars on the hazards of heat stress in construction and general industry. To see the schedule and register, see their webpage.

National Safety Council Makes Free Webinar on Distracted Driving   The National Safety Council conducted a free webinar, "Driving Distraction-Fre and Defensively" as part of its annual campaign for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Their webinar is now available online
 
News & Industry
National Trench Safety Stand Down:
June 19-24
 
NUCA, with the full support of OSHA, is requesting all contractors, municipalities, military, and others involved with trenching operations to hold a Trench Safety Stand Down during the week of June 19-24, 2017. Preventable accidents caused by cave-ins and other trenching hazards often lead to fatalities and serious injuries.  NUCA's Trench Safety Stand Down is intended to raise awareness of trenching and excavation hazards in construction and other industries, and to reduce accidents and injury..       
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