EPA to Develop Process to Evaluate Chemicals for First Time in 40 Years

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is “moving swiftly” to propose how it will prioritize and evaluate chemicals. The EPA is working on a deadline, as the final processes must be in place within the first year of the new law’s enactment, or before June 22, 2017.

When the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in 1976, it grandfathered in thousands of unevaluated chemicals that were in commerce at the time. The old law failed to provide EPA with the tools to evaluate chemicals and to require companies to generate and provide data on chemicals they produced.

The EPA is proposing three rules to help administer the new process, which are:

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OSHA Issues Final Rule to Lower Beryllium Levels

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule that will dramatically lower workplace exposure to beryllium, a strategically important material that can cause devastating lung diseases.

Beryllium is a strong, lightweight metal used in the aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunication, medical and defense industries. Where beryllium can become highly toxic is when materials containing it are processed in a way that releases airborne beryllium dust, fume or mist into the workplace air that can be then inhaled by workers.

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Spill 911 Adds New Products from Advanced Decon Technologies

Spill 911 is excited to announce it has added a new product line to it’s website. Advanced Decon Technologies, a manufacturer of decontaminant, industrial cleaner, disinfectant, detergent and fire suppressant products, has provided us with two new items to help reach an even wider range of product offerings.

The first item is the first all-purpose neutralizer that Spill 911 has been able to offer as a product option. The DF-200 Hazmat Neutralizer will work for the neutralization and decontamination of ALL Hazmat substances, both chemical and biological. Available in a 5-gallon kit size, or in 55-gallon drums, DF-200 is a 3-part system. The formula is biodegradable, non-hazardous, non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-flammable. And it can be used against literally any and all chemical or biological spills. In addition, DF-200 will kill all odors that are present and has no specific waste management treatment upon cleanup. This product also has a 10-year shelf life, so it’s something you can hang on to and have handy for a long time to protect you in the event of a spill.

The 2nd item is the first fire suppressant product Spill 911 has ever had available to it’s customers. The Advanced-3 Fire Suppression Foam is a chemical fire suppressant that can be used for both indoor and outdoor fires. It is specially formulated to suppress chemical and fossil fires. It neutralizes contaminants and prevents flammable gas from catching on fire. Advanced-3 will work with chemical and petrochemical-based fires. Advanced-3 is a 2-part system and is also available in a 5-gallon kit size or in larger 55-gallon drums.

If you would like to view more information on the DF-200 Hazmat Neutralizer, click here. If you would like ti view more information on the Advanced-3 Fire Suppression Foam, click here. If you have any questions on either of 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 today.