Spill 911 Offers a Multitude of Material Handling Truck Options

The ability to move and transport materials is a necessity in many industries. The easiest way to aid in the mobility of materials is by using a truck or cart to assist you in the process.

Spill 911 offers a full line of pallet, platform and material trucks and carts that can be used for almost any application. Whether you are trying to move general items, such as bags, boxes or appliances, or more specific items, there is certainly an option for any type of material.

Below is a list of some of the options available:

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EPA Announces National Limits to Reduce Toxic Pollutants in Waterways

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a rule that will reduce the discharge of toxic pollutants into public waterways from steam electrical power plants by 1.4 billion pounds annually.

This new rule would also reduce water withdrawal by 57 billion gallons per year, which would result in an estimated benefit of $463 million per year to people across the country. Toxic pollutants include mercury, arsenic, lead and selenium, which can cause neurological damage in children, lead to cancer and damage the circulatory system, kidneys and liver.

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Infographic: OSHA’s Position on Online Training

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Have you considered online safety training for your employees but wondered how OSHA felt about it? Here is a quick infographic checklist for your reference. This infographic was created by Atlantic Training (formerly known as Compliance & Safety). You can access more information on online training and other safety training programs by accessing their website here.

US EPA Awards Nearly $800,000 to UC Santa Barbara for Research on Chemical Exposure on Ecosystems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week it will award a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant of $799,723 to the University of California Santa Barbara to develop a model to better understand and predict the biological and ecological consequences of exposures to chemicals in the environment.

This project, titled “Dynamical Systems Models Based on Energy Budgets for Ecotoxicological Impact Assessment”, is expected to enhance our understanding of the effects of exposures to chemicals. Through this research, new mathematical models will be developed to help predict patterns of exposure to metals, nanoparticles and certain flame retardants in industrial and consumer products that could impair human health or the environment.

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US Labor Department Awards $10.5 Million in Workplace Safety and Health Training Grants

Last week, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced that the U.S. Labor Department is awarding $10.5 million in grants for workplace safety and health training to 80 nonprofit organizations.

These one-year federal grants will help provide education and training programs for high-risk workers and their employers and help them to identify serious workplace hazards, implement injury-prevention measures and understand their rights and responsibilities.

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