Community Expert member Eric J Connshares an update on the OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Data Submission and Anti-Retaliation Rule. We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.
OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Data Submission and Anti-Retaliation Rule with member Eric J Conn
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Next steps for ISO 45001 September 2017 by member Chris J Ward
U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently committed to specific reduction targets under the Paris Climate Conference, a legally binding agreement among 195 countries. A significant aspect of their ambitious goal is to reduce methane emissions by 40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025 in oil and gas operations. This target was reaffirmed on June 30 when Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto joined the commitment.
The U.S. has already begun acting on these commitments and this month the EPA issued a mandatory request for information that would help detect, measure, and mitigate emissions from the oil and gas industry. The environmental agency is also aggressively pursuing regulation of methane sources in the oil and gas sector. What does this mean for the industry, and how can companies engage effectively and prepare proactively?
To successfully address these mandates, oil and gas owners and operators must recognize that … Read more...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it will delay releasing the final rules for new power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions. The rules are now scheduled to be released sometime this summer.
The EPA’s 2015 Plan for the Carbon Emissions Rules
The rules for new power plants were expected to be released on January 8, 2015, but the EPA held a press conference on the 7th to announce that they would instead be releasing both sets of rules for new and existing power plants at the same time. “We believe it’s essential to consider these overlapping issues in a coordinated fashion,” said Janet McCabe, the EPA’s acting administrator for air quality.
The EPA will take this time to further review the feedback gathered during the comment period, having received more than 4 million public comments. McCabe also announced that the EPA will begin drafting a “model rule” … Read more...