In Pennsylvania, Metal or Plastic Parts Manufacturers are Subject to Amended VOC Emissions Limits

by Ruth White 26 Oct. 2016

On 22 October 2016, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) published two final rules thereby adopting volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions limits for the following operations: 

Water Contamination Trends Affecting Industry Today

by Enhesa 19 Oct. 2016

This is part two of “Between Flint and a Hard Place: A Confluence of Trends Regarding Water Contamination and Remedial Enforcement”, a three-part series.This post originally appeared on Enablon Insights. The first post identified how lead in the

Global Regulatory Enforcement Trends: More Complex than Dollars and Cents

by Jillian Bernstein 17 Oct. 2016

Regulatory enforcement is often discussed in terms of monetary penalties and jail time headlines that focus on a certain set of facts and circumstances that may not lend themselves to broader, big picture applicability. Enforcement is a complex tool

How Do You Prepare Yourself For Changes In EHS Laws?

by Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford 12 Oct. 2016

Did you know that Finland is in the early stages of proposing a new Act regulating Pressure Vessels?Did you know Argentina is drafting a law to make it compulsory for companies to have a Workers' Control Committee of Occupational Safety, Health and

Enforcement In Finland: Supreme Court Sentences Members Of The Board To Fines For Impairment Of The Environment

by Sonia Lemarchand 05 Oct. 2016

On 9 September 2016, in its Decision KKO:2016:58, the Finnish Supreme Court confirmed the Decision of the Vaasa Appellate Court of 29 February 2012 in a case where two board members of a facility producing potato flakes had been found guilty of

The Future of Chemical Registration Requirements in Asia

by Yuko Dvorak-Miyata 27 Sep. 2016

When combatting globally-acknowledged environmental and/or health concerns, governments rarely come up with a completely new regulatory framework from scratch. There are often pioneer countries that start paying attention to emerging technical or

Making Children Safer: Upcoming Regulatory Changes to the Washington State Children’s Safe Products Reporting Rule

by Paige T. Samson 19 Sep. 2016

In the United States, consumer product safety is undergoing important changes in Washington State that affect manufacturers of children’s products. The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) has started the process of updating its

ISO 45001 – Could it Lead to more Stringent Provisions Around Legal Compliance?

by Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford 13 Sep. 2016

It was announced this summer (in June 2016) that the publication of the much-anticipated ISO 45001 Management System Standard for Occupational Safety & Health is to be delayed by at least a year. Initially, the plan had been for the standard to be

Finally, A Level Electromagnetic Playing Field For All EU Workers?

by Han van Gellecum 06 Sep. 2016

Electromagnetic fields are made up of ‘non-ionising radiation’: the stuff that shakes up a bit the electrons in our bodies but does not actually knock them off our atoms or molecules. The process of removing or adding electrons from and to atoms does

Remote Working in Turkey has been Regulated for the First Time

by Rakibe Kulcur 29 Aug. 2016

It has many different names, such as 'working from home', 'telecommuting', 'teleworking' or 'working remotely'. Remote working is a form of flexible work arrangements, which are accepted as good working practices and said to provide benefits to both