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All quiet on the workplace-noise front: keeping employees protected from the risk of noise induced hearing loss

by Casella  (Feb. 17, 2015)

It’s a decade since the ‘Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’ was passed before coming into force in April 2006, putting in place a more stringent cap on ...

EPA Revised Chlorpyrifos Assessment Shows Risk to Workers

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 5, 2015)

Today, EPA is releasing an assessment for public comment on the potential for human health risk of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. This assessment shows some risks to workers who mix, load and apply chlorpyrifos pesticide products. When used in large amounts, chlorpyrifos has the potential to pose risks in limited geographic areas when drinking water ...

Canada`s New Substances Program Publishes Risk Assessment Summary for Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Canada announced on January 9, 2015, that the New Substances Program has published six new risk assessment summaries for chemicals and polymers, including a summary for multi-wall carbon nanotubes. Environment Canada and Health Canada conduct risk assessments on new substances. These assessments include consideration of ...

Queensland Delivers First-of-its-kind Assessment of Critical Assets in Australia

by Pure Technologies  (Jan. 6, 2015)

In 2013–2014, Queensland Urban Utilities developed and implemented a first-of-its-kind risk-based assessment program in Australia utilising innovative technologies and engineering assessment techniques to assess critical sewer mains. This work was in line with Queensland Urban Utilities’ industry-leading approach to risk-based asset ...

AECOM Wins Leading Environmental and Climate Change Industry Awards

by AECOM  (Feb. 5, 2015)

AECOM has been awarded three major environmental and climate change industry Awards from the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) and Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ). AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with a leading global environmental practice. The company won the awards for ...

Changes Coming to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Puerto Rico

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Dec. 15, 2014)

This past fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule with changes to site assessment standards that will go into effect October 6th, 2015.  The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard E1527-05 will be replaced with ASTM E1527-13.   People potentially affected by this action are those ...

Texas Indoor Air Quality Professionals Identify Legionella Risks

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Jan. 12, 2015)

In December, multiple media outlets reported on the tragic case of a Texas newborn who developed Legionnaires’ disease and passed away early last year.  The infant was born during a water birth that some health experts believe may have exposed the child to the bacteria that causes the disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Gartner names Enablon a visionary in operational risk management

by Enablon  (Dec. 19, 2014)

Enablon, the world's leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Operational Risk Management Software, announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a “Visionary” in its “Magic Quadrant for Operational Risk Management ” report based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute. Enablon, the ...

EPA Announces Final Decision to Register Enlist Duo, Herbicide Containing 2, 4-D and Glyphosate/Risk assessment ensures protection of human health, including infants, children

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 15, 2014)

The EPA is registering the herbicide, Enlist Duo with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds. The pesticide is for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically-engineered (GE) to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate. The agency’s decision reflects a large body of science and an understanding of the risk ...

EPA`s FY 2016 Budget Proposal Increases Support for Communities to Deliver Core Environmental and Health Protections

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 2, 2015)

The Obama Administration Fiscal Year 2016 budget announced today for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lays out a strategy to ensure that all Americans benefit from the economic recovery we are seeing today. The proposed EPA FY 2016 budget of $8.6 billion provides resources vital to that overarching vision and the request is $452 ...

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