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Estimating the cost of accidents and ill-health at work
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The costs of work-related injuries and illness can be substantial. In the EU-28 in 2012, 3 515 accidents at the workplace resulted in death and there were just under 2.5 million non-fatal accidents that resulted in at least four calendar days of absence from work. Establishing an accurate overall estimate of the cost to all stakeholders at a national or international level with regard to ...

Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out
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As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate - so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say. To quench that demand, cities across the seven emirates that make up the UAE rely on desalinated ...

EU -Non-binding guide to good practice for implementing Directive 2013/35/EU Electromagnetic Fields has been published
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The Directive 2013/35/EU lays down the minimum safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to risks arising from electromagnetic fields (EMF). This practical guide has been prepared to assist employers, particularly small to medium sized enterprises, to understand what they will need to do to comply with the Directive. However, it may also be useful for workers, workers representations ...

Exciting opportunities for the recycling industry in Asia
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The Electronics Recycling Asia 2015 conference, organised by the World Recycling Forum (WRF), took place in the scenic surroundings of the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, where the presidents of China and Taiwan had shaken hands at the very same location just a few days earlier. Although the number of participants in the conference was slightly lower than in previous years, their quality was ...

NPL supports launch of International Graphene Centre, Beijing
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The China-UK collaborative effort to support the development an international graphene standards and testing centre was officially launched at Zhongguancun Fengtai Science Park, Beijing, China, in October 2015. As the demand for international standards for testing graphene increases, the Centre in Beijing will lay the foundation for the development of graphene industry and high-end applications ...

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    Through the heat strategies and subsequent publications the Government has set out the scale of ambition it has for heat. A less wasteful, lower carbon affordable system. The scale of change is huge and, unlike the power sector, involves millions of different users, each changing the way they do business and live their lives. At the start of a new Government, Heat 15 is a time to examine sector by sector what Gove

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    Air quality compliance for chemical manufacturing facilities has always been a complicated endeavor. Large chemical facilities are subject to complex federal regulations and have been a key focus area for EPA enforcement for over a decade. Smaller sources that are HAP and Title V minor sources have been subject to less scrutiny over that time. However, their complexity for compliance can be just as great, as

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