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Finding Safer Alternatives to Methylene Chloride-Based Paint Strippers

Image: LNI and SHARP logos Methylene chloride exposure caused the death of 13 bathtub refinishers. L&I's SHARP program is working with businesses in Washington to find safer products and methods for refinishing bathtubs.

Article courtesy of Washington State Labor and Industries (L&I) Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) program


TurboWaste Changes Will Slow Report Submission—Plan Ahead!

Photo: 3 systems for report submission New federal data requirements will add steps to how you submit your Dangerous Waste Annual Reports beginning January 2017. Learn how your business can plan ahead to ease delays.

Mariusz Twardowski and Janna Ryan, Washington State Department of Ecology



Training and Education on Identifying Safer Chemicals

Image: lightbulb with educational symbols If you're interested in learning about safer chemical alternatives and green chemistry, Ecology promotes a variety of opportunities to suit all schedules and skill levels.

Saskia van Bergen, Washington State Department of Ecology



Canyon Creek Cabinet Company Saves $100,000/Year With Virtual Paint Training

Photo: virtual paint system Do your employees spray paints or coatings onto metal, plastic, or wood? Read about how this Monroe company saved money and waste, and check out opportunities to train your employees.

Janna Ryan, Washington State Department of Ecology



Ecology Proposes Amendments to the Dangerous Waste Regulations

Photo: Dangerous Waste RegulationsThe EPA's proposed new pharmaceutical regulations prompted us to adopt new rules as well. Read about the changes and the timeline for commenting.

Rob Rieck, Washington State Department of Ecology



Safer Alternatives to Copper Boat Paint

Photo: sailboatThe phase-out of copper bottom boat paint challenges chemists and industry leaders to evaluate alternatives that will work for boaters and the environment.

Alex Stone, Washington State Department of Ecology



Ecology Proposes Amendments to the Hazardous Waste Fee Regulation

Image: webinar icon We're hosting a webinar and accepting informal comments on these draft rules. Learn about the proposed changes and how you can give input.

Rob Rieck, Washington State Department of Ecology



EPA Proposes Rulemaking on Hazardous Waste Manifests

Image: EPA logo Some users of EPA's e-Manifest system will be affected by these proposed rule changes. Get your comments in by September 26, 2016.

Tom Cusack, Washington State Department of Ecology