Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The EPA Reveals National Enforcement Initiatives Ahead of 2016 Election

Date of Release: 
Mar 11 2016

If you thought you had to wait until after the 2016 election to learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) next iteration of National Enforcement Initiatives—think again. The EPA has announced that, as of Oct. 1, 2016, it will focus on two new enforcement initiatives (and expand one existing initiative) during the next three years. The agency also announced the continuation of four prior enforcement initiatives and the conclusion of its initiative for reducing pollution from mineral processing operations.

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Criteria for ‘air pollution days off’ detailed by OSHA

Date of Release: 
Sep 7 2015

Criteria for “air pollution days off” have been announced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The Ministry of Labor organization said that working outdoors should be halted when the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) exceeds 500 or the concentration level of airborne pollutants measuring less than 2.5 micrometers — PM2.5 —is above 500 micrograms per cubic meter.

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