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AutoPumps keep the power on for thousands of Florida Homes - Case Study

by Geotech  (Apr. 10, 2015)

Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates 'green' energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. Most of the ...

Heavy Metal(s)

by Arrow Electronics  (Apr. 7, 2015)

“Heavy metal” isn’t associated only with rock music. In sustainability, it refers to real metals like cadmium, mercury and lead. And we can all agree that while a little heavy metal ringing in our earphones is OK, we really don’t want to find heavy metals in our water or soil. However, they’re in the electronics ...

The World’s Largest Gas to Liquids Facility Runs on Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS

by Thermo Fisher Scientific, LIMS & Laboratory Software  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Established by Shell and Qatar Petroleum in 2006, Pearl GTL is the largest gas to liquids facility on the planet. Gas to liquids (GTL) is the conversion of natural gas to liquid fuels and other products, including gasoil, naphtha, kerosene, normal-paraffin and lubricants. Pearl GTL has a capacity of 140,000 barrels per day of these products and ...

Onsite Meteorological Data - Everything You Need To Know

by BREEZE Software and Data / Trinity Consultants  (Mar. 23, 2015)

Most AERMOD dispersion modeling is conducted using meteorological data from a nearby airport.  As long as the airport is reasonably representative of your source location, there is nothing wrong with that: airports are often a source of high quality data and located near major population centers and thus, major air pollution ...

A review of the global pesticide legislation and the scale of challenge in reaching the global harmonisation of food safety standards

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Mar. 12, 2015)

Pesticide use is important in agriculture to protect crops and improve productivity. However, they have the potential to cause adverse human health or environmental effects, dependent on exposure levels. This review examines existing pesticide legislation worldwide, focusing on the level of harmonisation, and impacts of differing legislation on ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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