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3 Safety Risks to your Business
Health and safety related incidents are more commonplace at work than you may think. According to the International Labour Organization, 153 workers have a work-related accident every 15 seconds. Think about that for a moment. No matter the industry within which you operate, there is a very real risk that something could go wrong at any given moment. And, from small to significant incidents, the impact on businesses and their employees can be profound. We think safety risks for businesses fall broadly into two...
Are the Government doing enough to protect communities from flooding?
Despite it being the official start of British summer, many locations have continued to be hit by severe flooding in the last few weeks. Locations all over the UK have been struck by severe weather warnings, and many properties have been left damaged by the continued rainfall. Unfortunately this is not considered remarkable. The UK has already seen heavy flooding since the year started, following on from years of previously high flood levels. With such severe damage to properties and livelihoods being commonplace,...
Enduramaxx registered on an Achilles community
nduramaxx is pleased to announce that they are now fully registered as a supplier on the Achilles UVDB Community (Utilities Vendor Database). Achilles UVDB is a business community for the UK utilities industry and major contractors enabling the sector to use the Achilles supplier pre-qualification system to manage risk and comply with EU procurement regulations. Achilles provides a fair, open and transparent method of supplier selection for potential buyers. UVDB is managed by a Steering Group consisting of...
Arsenic from community water fluoridation: quantifying the effect
Community water fluoridation is a WHO recommended strategy to prevent dental carries. One debated concern is that hydrofluorosilicic acid, used to fluoridate water, contains arsenic and poses a health risk. This study was undertaken to determine if fluoridation contributes to arsenic in drinking water, to estimate the amount of additional arsenic associated with fluoridation, and compare this to the National Sanitation Foundation/American National Standards Institute (NSF/ANSI) standard and estimates from other...
Assessing clarity of message communication for mandated USEPA drinking water quality reports
The United States Environmental Protection Agency mandates that community water systems (CWSs), or drinking water utilities, provide annual consumer confidence reports (CCRs) reporting on water quality, compliance with regulations, source water, and consumer education. While certain report formats are prescribed, there are no criteria ensuring that consumers understand messages in these reports. To assess clarity of message, trained raters evaluated a national sample of 30 CCRs using the Centers for Disease...