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Preview: 2015 Safety in Action Guide - 8 Issues Shaping Safety Now

by Behavioral Science Technology, Inc. (BST)  (Jan. 23, 2015)

Safety leaders have a lot to be proud of in today's workplace. Across industry, organizations are enjoying record low injury rates. Safety now has a place on the organizational agenda and there is greater safety literacy across more employees in more places than ever before. The journey that safety has been on the past 30-plus years has helped ...

Ducted or Ductless Fume Hoods? Is this the real issue?

by Camlab Limited  (Feb. 2, 2015)

Most laboratories will need some form of fume cabinet at some point. The type of cabinet is usually the starting point of the process, and the choice of either ductless or ducted cabinet is made. With the ever increasing need to save money and to be environmentally responsible there are other considerations that need to be explored before a ...

Intelex Blog: Electric Utilities & Safety Culture in an Aging Workforce

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Electrical power-line installers and repairers regularly appear on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of the top ten most dangerous jobs. According to the Fallen Linemen Organizationan average of 45 linemen a year lose their lives on the job in the U.S. alone. This is despite a workforce that is predominantly made up of seasoned ...

Rapid assessment of occupational health and safety measures for personnel handling healthcare waste in the Gaza Strip, Palestine

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 9, 2015)

Proper healthcare waste (HCW) management practices and precautions are crucial to avoid occupational and environmental health problems amongst healthcare workers. This study aims to assess the occupational health and safety of healthcare workers involved in medical waste handling in two hospitals in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. This study was ...

Gold mine cover structure improves environmental protection while increasing worker safety case study

by CST Covers  (Dec. 31, 2014)

Located in northern Ontario, near the Town of Cochrane, Detour Lake has more than 15 million ounces of gold in reserves and an expected annual production of over 650,000 ounces. Detour Gold Corporation, a Canadian gold exploration and development company, is the developer. Detour Lake is on track to becoming Canada’s largest operating gold ...

The cooperative approach in managing safety issues for Halal industrial parks in Malaysia: embracing opportunity

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 7, 2015)

The progressive development of Halal Industrial Park is to realise Malaysia's aspiration to become a global Halal hub champion. The purpose of this paper is to provide an initial framework linking the literature on how cooperative approach would bring improvement to the safety management performance at Malaysia's Halal Park. The cooperative ...

Investing in Workplace Safety - Before It`s Too Late

by WasteStrategies  (Oct. 28, 2014)

Whether we’re talking about safety violations in retail store like Dollar Tree or an unsafe lab environment at an educational institution like ...

Establishing environmental baseline case study

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Challenge: A major integrated oil company, intending to divest a portfolio of 68 retail petroleum facilities in the northwest United States, requested the services of Antea Group to conduct Phase II Environmental Site Assessments in order to establish an environmental baseline prior to selling the assets. Among the project-specific challenges were ...

Sovereignty of states, peaceful nuclear energy and principles of international environmental law

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 1, 2014)

The sovereign right of states to peaceful nuclear energy is analysed on the basis of principles of international environmental law. The exercise of this right depends on the implementation of certain obligations under international law. The notion of sovereignty as independence and superiority does not serve the challenges of peaceful nuclear ...

Aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) has low chronic toxicity to Daphnia magna and Pimephales promelas

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Feb. 17, 2015)

Aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) is the simplest member of a class of compounds known as aminomethylenephosphonates and the only environmental metabolite measured in significant amounts during the degradation of the herbicide glyphosate in soil. However, there are additional sources of AMPA in the environment, originating from organic ...

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