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Today's Highlights from EHS Works:
New Report Says CDC Lab Practices Threaten Its Credibility


An independent report on lab safety at CDC calls the agency's commitment to safety "inconsistent and insufficient." (read more)

EPA Updates Safer Choice Label


EPA’s Safer Choice program is a way for consumers to make smarter buying choices concerning their health and the environment. (read more)

CSB Calls for Increased Focus on Safety Culture, Process Safety Management

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the BP Texas City, TX, explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 170 more. In its final report on the tragedy the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) pointed to a weak safety culture and inadequate process safety management measures as key contributing factors. Ten years later, CSB says those problems persist across the refining industry.


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ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code (Version 3.0)


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Oil & Gas

Report Says Gulf of Mexico at Baseline Again Post Deepwater Horizon Spill


BP has released a report indicating that the Gulf of Mexico has returned to its baseline condition in the 5 years since the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.  (read more)

DOT Considers Overhaul of Aging Oil Pipeline


Federal regulators have quietly proposed a sweeping rewrite of oil pipeline safety rules almost 2 years after an Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline split open and sent Canadian crude oil flowing through a neighborhood in Mayflower, AR.  (read more)


Flooding Preparedness Tips From FEMA


With spring on the horizon and the winter thaw beginning, the threat of flooding becomes more prevalent with changing temperatures.

ASTM Proposes Guide to Green Chemical Alternatives


ASTM International has proposed a new guide to help companies explore alternative chemical use in the life cycle of their products.

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