Welcome to Daylight Savings Time! It’s “that” week again, so as HSE professionals, it’s our job to be alert for employees that may be suffering from the disjointed reaction to the change “Spring Forward” in particular can engender for some people. Let’s make sure that no one suffers and injury because they feel a little off for a few days. Meanwhile, here’s the latest regulatory news:
The agency announced a special meeting of the Rail Safety Advisory Committee, an industry group that advises FRA on such issues. This meeting, to be held March 27th, 2023, will focus on the recent derailment and subsequent release of hazardous materials in East Palestine, Ohio on the Norfolk Southern Railway. The derailment has caused a political uproar and it may be a catalyst for further regulation of hazardous materials transport by rail—only time will tell.
The agency also announced an update to its civil penalty fee schedule.
The agency published an ICR related to the bioaccumulation potential of some chemicals listed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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