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Regulatory Radar

Delivered monthly, the Regulatory Radar is a briefing on emerging regulatory issues produced by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.  These summaries of recent regulatory decisions keep you apprised of the actions that may impact your corporate citizenship efforts. Each edition includes summaries of and links to the latest items we’ve added to our Resource Library.

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EU cracks down on corporate environmental claims

The European Parliament has approved a directive to improve environmental marketing practices and ban misleading environmental claims.

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OSHA issues updated process for management of hazardous chemicals

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its updated Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Instruction.

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EPA strengthens the standards for particulate matter

The EPA has strengthened the annual health-based national ambient air quality standard for fine particulate matter from a level of 12 micrograms per cubic meter to 9 micrograms per cubic meter.

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WHO publishes guidance for ethics, governance of AI in healthcare

The World Health Organization (WHO) published guidance on the use of generative AI in the healthcare sector.

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Governor Murphy signs off on a New Jersey-India Commission

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order to establish a commission between the state and India to advance bilateral trade and investment and encourage economic development.

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EPA issues updated residential soil lead guidance for hazardous waste sites

These refreshed guidelines are a key part of the agency’s overall Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities.

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DOL issues final rule on classification of independent contractors

The final rule aims to prevent wage theft and protect workers’ rights to minimum wage and overtime pay by reducing employee misclassification.

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HHS publishes final rule regulating use of AI in certified health IT

This regulation creates transparency for the AI and machine learning technologies used in health care decision-making and safeguards health equity by preventing algorithms from contributing to health disparities.

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