Category: REGULATIONS

Lead Safety and Environmental Regulations Standards

 OSHA’s standard for protecting workers from lead (29 CFR 1926.62) celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.   United acknowledges the NEED to be up-to-date on the many environmental regulations and the standards that keep workers and building occupants safe. The links provided below, offer quick reference …

A Timeline of Lead

The following timeline is an excerpt from a more extensive list of dates and information.  3000 BCE – First significant mining and refining of metallic lead. 500 BCE-300 AD – Roman lead smelting produces dangerous emissions. 400 BCE – Hippocrates describes lead poisoning. 100 BCE – Greek physicians give clinical description …

Banned in Europe, Not in America

Hundreds of years ago, Europe began banning known toxins and poisons such as asbestos, lead and other harmful chemicals. These bans were, years later, banned from the US—some taking 100+ years to enact. When government regulations to ban ingredients and chemicals take lengthy …

New EPA Pesticide Labels

To protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present. The EPA is states they are concerned about declines in pollinator health, and are …

Lead in the Air You Breathe

Lead was banned twenty years ago in automotive gasoline, yet continues to pollute our air. Currently, aviation fuel is the largest source of lead emissions in the U.S. and will continue to be for the next four years. In June 2013, the Environmental …