Spill 911 Offers 2 Ways to Save This Holiday Season

Everyone can always use another way to save money in the month of December. Spill 911 is here to help with your industrial supply needs before the calendar hits 2017.

For the entire month of December, we are offering 20% off on our entire line of Spill Kits. This includes all of our overpack kits, mobile kits, mounted kits, smaller kits, specialty kits and all spill kit accessories. To get this discount, you can use the promo code SPILLKITS20 during checkout of your online order, or mention the discount when ordering over the phone. To view our full line of Spill Kit options, click here.

In addition, Spill 911 will also be offering 10% off of all of our Enpac and Black Diamond brand products for the month of December. The Enpac product line includes a number of spill containment products including spill pallets, pop-up pools, drum containment and flexible containment berms. To view the full line of Enpac products we offer, click here.

The Black Diamond product line also includes several containment berm, spill pallet and spill kit options. To view the full line of Black Diamond products we offer, click here. If you would like to take advantage of this promotion on Enpac or Black Diamond products, please give us a call and mention the discount upon ordering.

If you have any questions on these products or any of our other items, please feel free to give one of our customer service representatives a call at 800-474-5911.

 

Did These 10 OSHA Rules and Initiatives Die With the Election of Donald Trump?

The election of Donald Trump surprised some Americans. In the days since his victory, our firm’s lawyers have fielded numerous questions from employers regarding what changes to workplace law they can expect under the Trump Administration.

The morning after President-Elect Trump’s win, we provided an overview of the changes employers can expect in several areas of the law. We predicted that President-Elect Trump will streamline the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), focusing its attention primarily on high-hazard industry enforcement and safety consultation.

We also expect Trump to alter or repeal several of OSHA’s recently adopted rules and initiatives. He can scale back the agency’s rules through several avenues, including working with a Republican-led Congress to repeal or amend statutes governing the agency, by repealing executive orders, electing to simply have the agency not enforce existing regulations, or revisiting regulations through the agency’s rule making process.

Although it is unclear how exactly President-Elect Trump will govern the agency, or how long it will take to make changes, here are ten OSHA rules and initiatives likely in the Trump Administration’s crosshairs:

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EPA Issues Rule Finalizing Changes to Hazardous Waste Regulations

Late last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a finalized rule to improve the nation’s hazardous waste regulations to protect public health and the environment.

The updated Hazardous Waste Import and Export Regulations will streamline the importing and exporting process, implement mandatory electronic reporting for international shipments and electronically linking export information.

The final rule is designed to improve and consolidate previous regulations so that one set of requirements applies to all U.S. hazardous waste exports and imports.

The rule will require a link to the consent to export with the electronic export information submitted to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). These regulations support a broader U.S. government effort led by CBP to convert from a paper-based, border-crossing approval process for a wide range of exports and imports, to an electronic border-crossing approval process. This rule covers the hazardous waste export component of this larger International Trade Data System initiative.

In addition, this rule will require mandatory electronic reporting to the EPA, which will enable increased sharing of hazardous waste export and import data with state programs, the general public and individual hazardous waste exporters and importers.

For more information on the final rule on Hazardous Waste Export and Import Regulations, click here. To read the full news release from the EPA, click here.

OSHA Selects Inventors in First-Ever Noise Safety Challenge

Last week, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced it has recognized three inventors for their ideas to reduce work-related hearing loss during the first ‘Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge’.

This challenge was created to inspire creative ideas and raise business awareness of the market for workplace safety innovation. Ten finalists, selected from 28 submissions to Challenge.gov, were invited to Washington, D.C., to present their solutions to reduce workplace-induced hearing loss.

Nick Laperle and Jeremie Voix took home first place in the challenge for their custom-fitted earpiece designed to provide a worker with protection, communication, and monitoring. Brendon Dever came in second place for a wearable sensor technology that affixes to glasses or protective equipment such as hardhats. The sensor detects noise levels and provides warnings and other communications via color-coded light. Madeline Bennett finished in third place for an interchangeable decorative piece that attaches to silicone earplugs. The attachments are manufactured with licensed designs for sports teams, businesses or music festivals.

For more information and pictures from the event, click here. To read the full OSHA news release, click here.