DG Digest: OSHA seeks renewal of HAZWOPER program and UNECE published a Corrigendum to the EU ADR

It’s the first week of February and regardless of whether the trusty groundhog did or didn’t see his shadow where you live on Sunday, it’s likely that you and your employees are still facing a considerable stretch of winter weather before things start to brighten up and get warmer.  Be sure your team stays focused on winter season safety as long as they need to!  It was a quiet week in the regulatory world, with only a light dusting of news.  Here’s the latest:


The agency requested a renewal of an ICR related to the Federal HAZWOPER program governing response to hazardous waste spills and emergencies. OSHA uses the information to review the standards for any needed changes. See the ICR here

A second ICR will collect information about current uses of benzene in general industry.  Benzene, widely used in manufacturing, can be harmful if not properly handled and stored. See the ICR here

Finally, a third ICR will update the collection regarding lead.  Although not nearly as common in use as it was in the past, lead still sees use in limited applications and as one may guess, must be carefully handled to avoid harm. See the renewal here


The UNECE published a Corrigendum to the EU ADR—the regulations governing ground transport in the EU as well as other countries (now including the UK) that are signatory to the treaty and enforce the regulations.  This corrigendum is quite limited and minor.  It consists mostly of technical corrections to the language of a few sections.  Nevertheless, ADR users should have a look and make sure that they update their copy accordingly. Here’s a link to the new corrigendum

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