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September Blog Recap

Woah!  Can you believe how fast September came and went?  October is here and it’s brought some beautiful fall weather, spooky haunted houses and exciting Halloween tricks and treats!
If your September went too fast, and you didn’t have a chance to read our safety tips; check out the summaries below and click on the titles to read our September blogs!



HAZWOPER Training 

September 10th:  Do you participate in emergency response at your lab?  Join our OSHA HAZWOPER training course to learn about hazard and risk assessment and spill response procedure!

OSHA’s hazardous waste operations and emergency response regulation, 29 CFR 1910.120, stipulates requirements for emergency response operations involving releases of hazardous substances.  Employees participating in emergency response are required to be HAZWOPER trained based on the duties and function they would serve in an emergency response situation.



The Revised MWRA Regulations Are Now Effective!

September 18th:  In May, I had written about the proposed changes to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Sewer Use Regulations (360 CMR 10.000) that were published in April 2019. The revised regulation has now been published and is available on the MWRA TRAC website. The changes became effective on September 6th, 2019.



Are your fume hoods equipped with proper airflow monitoring devices?

September 25th:  It’s very important to make sure your fume hoods are properly equipped with working airflow monitoring devices.

Laboratories of all types use fume hoods as a means of protecting their employees from chemical exposure and the processes and experiments that are performed.  A fume hood is generally considered the most important engineering control in any laboratory environment to provide protection from the inhalation of harmful chemicals as well as from fires and explosions.

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