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Fall protection training is critical to the safety of workers who perform jobs at height, and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is making it safer...The U.S. EPA released its annual report on air quality...OSHA has issued a Notice.. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, EPA more

People Going Places

Among the standards and regulations set for industry by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), risk and technology reviews may be among the most challenging. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

On the 500th day of the Trump administration, EPA touted its "notable policy achievements," highlighting nine such achievements in a "promises made, promises kept" format. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator said on Tuesday he would follow up the work of his predecessor to overhaul the nation’s biofuel policy, including pursuing changes strongly opposed by the powerful corn lobby. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Many of you loyal readers know already that BIC rarely speaks to political parties or specific candidates. We do, however, support policy that fosters our industries and free enterprise in general. more

From the Publisher

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must reconsider its denial of small West Virginia refinery Ergon’s application for an exemption from U.S. biofuel laws after it relied on an “error-riddled” analysis. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined partners across federal, tribal, state, and local governments in preparation for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed setting a blending mandate of 19.88 billion gallons for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), 3 percent higher from this year’s and in line with expectations. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Employers considering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for their workforce must weigh many factors as they make their decision. Because an EAP addresses sensitive issues such as mental health and substance abuse, understanding how to best frame.. more

Training & Human Resources

EPA's enforcement presence has been reduced over the past several years. This trend will continue during the Trump administration as EPA redefines its relationship with states and tribes. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Andeavor, one of the largest U.S. refining companies has reported saving $100 million over the past two years due to lower compliance costs related to the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Global energy giants Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil have asked U.S. regulators for exemptions to the nation’s biofuels policy that have historically been reserved for small companies in financial distress, according to sources familiar with the matter more

Refining/Petrochemical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its 2016 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Celanese Corp.'s Bay City, Texas, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and Frankfurt, Germany, polyoxymethylene (POM) manufacturing facilities have been recognized by the U.S. EPA for achieving the ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry in 2017. more

Renewables

The rule, also known as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, was widely criticized for expanding jurisdiction over tributaries and wetlands. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The Environmental Protection Agency has exempted one of the nation’s largest oil refining companies, Andeavor (ANDV.N), from complying with U.S. biofuels regulations - a waiver historically reserved for tiny operations in danger of going belly up. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Flower Baking Company and Marathon Petroleum, earned ENERGY STAR certifications for their superior energy performance in 2017. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

U.S. demand for high octane gasoline could decline if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) changes fuel efficiency rules established under the Obama administration. more

Natural Gas

A U.S. bankruptcy judge approved Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ plan for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware court on Monday, clearing the path for the largest and oldest refinery on the U.S. East Coast to begin its latest recovery. more

Refining/Petrochemical

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