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When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us

by Ensia  (Oct. 13, 2014)

Recent analyses raise disturbing questions about the health and environmental effects of the stuff that encases our edibles. It’s almost impossible to imagine life without flexible, transparent and water-resistant food packaging, without plastic sandwich bags, cling film or shelves filled with plastic jars, tubs and tubes, and durable bags ...

A Cleaner Energy Future

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and competition ...

This Month’s Featured Report – Spotlight On Ups

by Global Reporting Initiative  (Oct. 1, 2014)

Founded in 1907, United Parcel Service of North America, Inc. (UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Why did you decide to start issuing sustainability reports? The rationale for why we published our first report in ...

In-depth workplace noise risk assessments

by Pulsar Instruments plc  (Sep. 29, 2014)

Don’t miss a thing with a custom-made noise measurement kit Pulsar Safety Professional System: the-all-in one solution to noise measurement Pulsar Instruments’ Safety Professional noise measurement system offer Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) experts a custom-made solution for resolving their complex workplace noise ...

New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

by DESMI A/S  (Sep. 29, 2014)

A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter ...

Cost savings for Healthcare Estates delivered through improved waste management

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 23, 2014)

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest White Paper for the Healthcare Sector. The whitepaper “Cost savings for healthcare estates delivered through improved waste management“ seeks to educate FM and Estates Directors of the savings that are available through improved waste management. Click ...

Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions

by Pulsar Instruments plc  (Sep. 22, 2014)

Controlling Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions Pulsar Instruments are the experts when it comes to noise at work measurement. The company was formed 45 years ago and, over the years, the team has answered numerous phone calls or met new and existing customers at Trade shows, professional meetings or in their place of work to answer their ...

Intelex Blog: National Farm Safety Health Week, OSHA Announces Top 10 FY2014 Violations, Study Shows the Cost of Regulations, and more on EHS This Wee

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Sep. 19, 2014)

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: National Farm Safety Health Week highlights electrical safety OSHA announces the top ten FY2014 violations Revised OSHA rule tightens reporting requirements for serious injuries Study shows safety regulations cost ...

Radiological safety and environmental monitoring aspects of mining and processing of uranium ore at Jaduguda, India

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 23, 2014)

Low–grade uranium ore is mined and processed in India since the early 1970s. To adhere to the regulatory compliance monitoring of external gamma level, radon and long–lived alpha activity of ore dust is carried out in uranium mines. Apart from this, surface contamination is also monitored in radiologically important areas of ore processing plant. ...

Special Report: Achieving Safety Excellence

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Mar. 18, 2014)

For airline operators, airports and ground support organizations around the world, complete, sustained compliance with standards and regulations related to safety and quality is of paramount importance. Yet ensuring ongoing conformance to all key requirements can be a challenge for many aviation and aerospace organizations, especially those that ...

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