Industry News

>>Science Advisers Question California AA Guidance Lack of Specificity
Several members of an advisory group to California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) agree with industry representatives that guidance for conducting alternatives analysis under the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) programme lacks specificity.

>>OSHA Launches Application to Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Data
he Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched on Aug. 1, 2017, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The Web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The application will be accessible from the ITA webpage.

>>US Labor Department Announces $10.5M Funding Opportunity
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards.

>>Op-Ed: The Stock Market is Sending an Early Warning Sign about Housing
Single-family home prices keep hitting records. New home sales are rising, but existing home sales have been sluggish, housing inventory is low and some stocks that trade off housing have been showing signs of weakness.

>>Minnetonka Home Makeover is Family-Friendly by Design
Minnetonka makeover accommodates kids, cooking and casual modern living. Other energy-saving features include triple-paned windows, spray-foam insulation, deep roof overhangs, a high-efficiency furnace and LED lights. 

>>Ultimate Linings Introduces New Polyurethane Spray Foam Product Line, LiftThane
Ultimate Linings® LTD., (UL) a leader in the development and application of protective coatings & linings, today announced the launch of LiftThane, their newest Polyurethane Spray Foam product line. UL spent significant dollars investing in infrastructure project based research to develop the new spray foam products.