NIOSH marks 9/11 day of remembrance

NIOSH marks 9/11 day of remembrance

On the 2023 National Day of Service and Remembrance, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a video emphasizing that the memories and impact of 9/11 have not faded with time. NIOSH Director John Howard highlighted the ongoing health impacts experienced by those who responded to the 9/11 attacks, mentioning the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical monitoring and treatment for emergency responders, recovery workers, volunteers, and others affected by the events of 9/11, underscoring their commitment to providing compassionate care for those impacted. To read the article in its entirety, please click here.
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‘Hot, hard’ work: EPA crews begin months-long effort to remove toxic materials from Lahaina

‘Hot, hard’ work: EPA crews begin months-long effort to remove toxic materials from Lahaina

Hazardous waste from the fire-damaged area in Lahaina, Hawaii is being transported to the Ukumehame Firing Range, where it will be temporarily stored before being shipped to specialized sites on the U.S. mainland for disposal. The toxic materials being removed include items like batteries, solvents, pesticides, and more, with the process expected to take several months to ensure the safety of future crews and residents, involving around 80 EPA workers and cultural monitors to safeguard historical and cultural significance. To read the article in its entirety, click here.
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Chemical Safety Board Applauds EPA Hydrogen Fluoride Initiative

Chemical Safety Board Applauds EPA Hydrogen Fluoride Initiative

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) updated National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives (NECIs) for their continued focus on reducing accidental releases at industrial and chemical facilities. For the first time, the EPA's initiatives include a strong emphasis on inspecting and addressing noncompliance at facilities using highly toxic hydrogen fluoride (HF), following recent incidents that put communities at risk. To read the article in its entirety, click here.
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