B&C News: OSHA

January 12, 2021
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Quoted in Bloomberg Environment & Energy Report Article "OSHA, EPA to Share Trade Secrets in Joint New Chemicals Work"
On January 12, 2021, Bloomberg Environment & Energy Report featured comments by Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) regarding an agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to share trade secrets about chemicals that manufacturers seek to produce or import. Richard E. Engler, director of chemistry with Bergeson and Campbell PC, said unresolved questions—including who would regulate when—remain. There are situations when either ... read more >
September 3, 2020
Register Now for the All Virtual PSX 2020, September 15-17, 2020
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor of the Product Stewardship Society’s (PSS®) PSX 2020 virtual conference.  With a focus on promoting responsible design, development, and management of products throughout their life cycles, the PSX 2020 virtual conference offers a wide variety of education options indispensable to anyone in the chemical industry.  Registration is open now, with a variety of attendance options.  One does not have to be a member of PSS to register, though premium members do receive a 15% discount for the full event. Lynn ... read more >
January 15, 2020
Bergeson & Campbell’s Forecast 2020
This week, I sat down with my colleagues Sheryl Lindros Dolan, Chris Bryant, and Dr. Richard Engler to discuss our fabulous 2020 Forecast, B&C’s and The Acta Group’s (Acta®) richly detailed overview of key trends in U.S. and global chemical law and policy. This 67-page document provides a comprehensive “one-stop” overview of global initiatives for the New Year of which stakeholders in the global chemical market must be aware. My colleagues provide a spirited overview of key developments, speculate on the impact of the U.S. general elections later this year, ... read more >
February 28, 2019
Comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., included in Bloomberg Environment Article Regarding Worker Safeguards
On February 28, 2019, Bloomberg Environment featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, in the article “Chemical Law’s Worker Safeguards Ditched by EPA, Advocates Say.” Safety data sheets impose obligations on employers, said Richard E. Engler, director of chemistry for the Bergeson & Campbell PC law firm. The firm manages the TSCA New Chemicals Coalition in which chemical manufacturers share experiences with and concerns about the ... read more >
August 3, 2017
Heather F. Collins, M.S., Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Heather F. Collins, M.S., has joined our firms as a Regulatory Consultant.  Ms. Collins has nearly two decades of experience developing, implementing, and managing environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) compliance for global chemical and chemical product companies.  Her prodigious skills in developing biocide and pesticide registration and compliance strategies, safety data sheet (SDS) authoring, and dangerous goods management, coupled with her keen awareness of the ... read more >
May 23, 2017
Lisa R. Burchi Explains “The New TSCA: Impact on States and Worker Safety Programs” at ORCHSE Strategies, LLC’s Western Occupational Safety and Health Group Meeting
On May 23, 2017, Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “The New TSCA: Impact on States and Worker Safety Programs” at ORCHSE Strategies, LLC’s Western Occupational Safety and Health Group meeting. Ms. Burchi’s presentation addressed the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, and its impact on worker safety programs nationwide. Specifically, she discussed the changes in the designation of workers, identified in the new bill as a ... read more >
March 29, 2017
Sheryl Lindros Dolan Presents “Protecting Trade Secrets Around the World Part 1: Comparing CBI Requirements under New TSCA and OSHA HCS 2012” at the SCHC Spring Meeting
On March 28, 2017, Sheryl Lindros Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “Protecting Trade Secrets Around the World Part 1: Comparing CBI Requirements under New TSCA and OSHA HCS 2012” at the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Spring Meeting. Ms. Dolan’s presentation reviewed the requirements for confidential business information (CBI) protection under the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), compared these requirements with those under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ... read more >
December 2, 2016
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environmental Report Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson in “EPA Proposal Threatens Confidentiality, Chemical Makers Say”
On December 2, 2016, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environmental Report on how proposed changes to significant new use regulations would change the way confidential business information is handled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Bergeson & Campbell P.C. law firm summarized a position voiced throughout the trade association comments. “As currently drafted, the proposed modifications would not properly protect legitimate confidential business information claims,” ... read more >
August 4, 2016
B&C Memorandum Quoted In Inside EPA Article “Attorneys Say EPA SNUR Aligning Protection With OSHA May Exceed TSCA”
On August 4, 2016, quotes from the Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®) memorandum “TSCA: Proposed Revisions to Significant New Use Rules Reflect Current Occupational Safety and Health Standards” were included in an Inside EPA article about conflicts between Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). A law firm that frequently represents industry clients is warning that a recently proposed rule that seeks to align EPA requirements for new uses of industrial chemicals with strict Occupational Safety ... read more >
October 28, 2015
Understanding and Complying with HCS 2012 Interactive Webcast and Workshop
November 9, 2015 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST) In-person and via Webcast Although the June 1, 2015, implementation date for hazard classification, label and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) development, and packaging has passed, industry still struggles to comply with the new requirements. Many chemical manufacturers do not understand how to reclassify their hazardous chemicals, develop the appropriate labels and SDSs, or demonstrate "due diligence" to inspectors. Significant confusion remains as to how a firm may be classified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) -- ... read more >
March 5, 2015
Webinar - Avoiding HCS Citations:  OSHA Issues Useful “How To” Guidance
Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  On February 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the "Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard's (HCS) June 1, 2015, Effective Date" (Guidance). The Guidance offers important insights into OSHA's HCS enforcement strategy and is a must read for stakeholders. See Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) memorandum "HCS: OSHA ... read more >
December 1, 2014
NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis
**REMINDER** Webinar Presented by Bloomberg BNA Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) For more information and to register, visit NAFTA Members' GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis. The cost of the webinar is $299, which includes a CD recording of the webinar, or $224 for the webinar only. CPE and CLE credits are available. While the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it is only a tool for other nations to utilize, adopt, and amend as ... read more >
November 19, 2014
NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs:  A Comparative Analysis
Webinar Presented by Bloomberg BNA Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) While the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it is only a tool for other nations to utilize, adopt, and amend as appropriate for their country-specific needs. There are substantial differences among the approaches taken by Canada, Mexico, and the United States in GHS implementation, and professionals responsible for compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and labels in these ... read more >
November 13, 2014
Webinar Series - The Globally Harmonized System Of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS): Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities
REMINDER Join Gradient and Bergeson & Campbell for a webinar and online discussion series regarding the scientific, legal, and business implications brought on by the widespread implementation of GHS principles. Major changes for chemical manufacturers and importers are in store on June 1, 2015, when the key provisions of US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ("HazCom" 2012) take effect. HazCom 2012, which mandates alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals ... read more >
November 4, 2014
Webinar Series - The Globally Harmonized System Of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS): Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities
Join Gradient and Bergeson & Campbell for a webinar and online discussion series regarding the scientific, legal, and business implications brought on by the widespread implementation of GHS principles. Major changes for chemical manufacturers and importers are in store on June 1, 2015, when the key provisions of US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ("HazCom" 2012) take effect. HazCom 2012, which mandates alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), adds the ... read more >
October 3, 2013
December 1, 2013: Fast Approaching Deadline to Train Employees under OSHA GHS Ruling
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule aligning its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) became effective on May 25, 2012. The rule includes a December 1, 2013, deadline for employee training on safety data sheets (SDS), which is fast approaching. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. offers comprehensive global solutions for complying with GHS regulations: Substance classification to conform with GHS;   SDS preparation and/or review to ensure ... read more >
March 8, 2013
Materials from Successful B&C and CPDA Workshop to Explore Agricultural Product Challenges with GHS
On February 28, 2013, the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) jointly sponsored a workshop on Global Harmonization System (GHS) labeling requirements for agricultural chemicals. The workshop featured speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Department of Transportation (DOT), and Lynn L. Bergeson, and explored OSHA's final rule modifying its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the GHS for chemicals, which was published in ... read more >
April 20, 2012
EPA Recommends Registrants Include Label Information on Safety Data Sheets
The April 20, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s April 19, 2012, memorandum concerning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) 2012-1, on material safety data sheets as pesticide ... read more >
April 4, 2012
OSHA GHS Webinar Invitation
April 18, 2012 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (EDT) Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and The Acta Group, L.L.C. will hold a complimentary webinar on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) final rule revising the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) issued on March 26, 2012. The final rule aligns the HCS with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System for Chemical Classification and Labeling (GHS). OSHA estimates the rule is expected to impact some five million U.S. workplaces and have an annual cost of approximately $97 million. The webinar will ... read more >
August 1, 2011
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Speak at the Fifth International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on August 9, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson will speak in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Fifth International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health (NanOEH) on key policy and regulatory considerations related to nanotechnology. The program will focus on life cycle assessment: what assessment tools and options are appropriate for nanomaterials; nanoinformatics: how to get the needed ... read more >

 
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