California Air Resources Board (CARB) to Survey Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings, Consumer and Commercial Products, and Aerosol CoatingsTuesday, August 26, 2014
OSHA Seeks Additional Information on Proposed Rule for Improved Tracking of Workplace Injury and IllnessesTuesday, August 26, 2014
On Aug. 13, OSHA published a request for supplementary information as a follow-up to its proposed rule released on Nov.8, 2013 that amends its recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information.
AkzoNobel has broken ground on its new decorative paints site in Chengdu, China.
PPG Industries has appointed Michael H. McGarry as chief operating officer.
Novomer Inc. has appointed Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH, a distributor of specialty chemicals, as its distributor of polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols in Germany.
Axalta Coating Systems will invest $10.5 million in expanded capacity in Tlalnepantla, Mexico.
Benjamin Moore & Co. will open a new distribution center in Oakland, Calif. by early 2015.
Specialty paint and wallpaper stores (NAICS 44412) are a key sales outlet for architectural coatings, along with the more general retailer building material and supply dealer channel (NAICS 4441).
On Aug. 11, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Reverse Logistics — the safe return of goods from the consumer/marketplace to the vendor, manufacturer, or supplier for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
On Aug. 12, the American Coatings Association (ACA) along with eight other trade associations sent a letter to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) petitioning the agency to provide relief from the implementation dates for labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) under the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for chemical product formulators.
Executive Order 13650 Update: EPA Releases Request for Information on Risk Management Plan ModernizationMonday, August 18, 2014
On July 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Request for Information (RFI) with proposed modernizations to the Risk Management Programs (RMP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Executive Order on “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” will Require Government Contractors to Disclose Labor Law ViolationsMonday, August 18, 2014
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has announced that it will expand capacity at its Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) production facility in Nanjing, China.