community right-to-know Articles

  • The Hazard Communication Rule: Their Right to Know; Your Duty to Inform

    Untitled Document More than 32 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemical hazards on the job. If you find that ...


  • Occupational health and safety - right to know Vs right to understand

    On the heels of yet another federal investigation attributing chemical-related deaths and injuries to defective hazard communications systems in the workplace, few would question that a public health crisis is afoot. More than 30 million American workers are exposed each day to hazardous chemicals at the workplace, with upwards of a halfmillion chemicals being stored and used in today's ...

  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Implements Handheld Technology for Onboard Oil Testing in New Cutters - Case Study

    With a motto of “Always Ready,” the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has 11 missions specified by law including drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense. The USCG’s newest ships include 22 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) which recently entered service, and 36 more are currently on order. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Commentary on community-led total sanitation and human rights: should the right to community-wide health be won at the cost of individual rights?

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set out to halve the proportion of the population without access to basic sanitation between 1990 and 2015. The slow pace of progress has lead to a search for innovative responses, including social motivation approaches. One example of this type of approach is ‘Community-led Total Sanitation’ (CLTS). CLTS represents a major shift for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Communicating sustainability

    Communicating sustainability Continuing the conversation building loyalty and trust Many companies report at a fixed point and then there is a lull in communication until the next reporting cycle, but smart communication can help engage and inform key stakeholder groups such as customers and employees. Investment in ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • Corporate sustainability communications

    Many companies are beginning some sort of sustainability program, recognizing its financial benefits. While many companies are instituting programs, many do not realize the importance of developing metrics and properly communicating progress. What type of data needs to be collected? Should sustainability be communicated at all or should it be delayed until after most goals are achieved? Many ...


  • Communicating the climate challenge

    New York Times’ Andrew Revkin shares lessons with MIT faculty, students at Earth Day colloquium. Written by Vicki Ekstrom.You can read the original new in MIT NewsUsing new ways to confront persistent challenges is one of MIT’s greatest strengths, and an idea ...

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • A guide for multi-cultural community groups

    No one knows your community better than you do. As a community-based organization, community leader or  activist, you are in a unique position to take the lead in raising awareness about resource conservation, good solid waste management, and safeguarding the environment for future generations. Did you know that: Over 230 million tons of garbage are produced annually in the United ...

  • UN Global Compact Communication on Progress

    Within its sphere of influence, Waterlogic supports and respects the protection of all human rights. Exceptional work conditions are maintained in Waterlogic’s Chinese manufacturing facility, resulting in an extremely low employee turnover rate of less than 1%, a very important indicator reflecting the positive working conditions. These exceptional working conditions are the result of careful ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • Community–Industry Contracting over Natural Resource use in a Context of Weak Property Rights: The Case of Indonesia

    Decentralization in Indonesia has resulted in an increased influence of local communities over the terms of logging agreements with timber companies. The outcomes of such community–company negotiations vary significantly across communities. What are the conditions that cause this variation, and how can the outcomes be more effectively and efficiently influenced by third-party actors such as the ...


    By Springer

  • The Human Right to Water

    More than a billion people in the developing world lack safe drinking water – an amenity those in the developed world take for granted. Nearly three billion people live without access to adequate sanitation systems necessary for ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Getting communications “on track” #611 case study

    To put communications on the “right track” for a leading railcar lessor, G&S worked with the client’s marketing team on key messages that would resonate with the industry and reestablish the company’s leadership position. Through a targeted communications program, which included media relations, leadership positioning, advertising, Web site redesign and sales ...


  • The hazard communication of fragrance allergens must be improved

    Contact allergy is a global health problem that could be alleviated considerably if the general public could reduce contact to sensitizers. Efficient hazard communication would be a valuable instrument to achieve this. What do current regulations concerning fragrance sensitizers in cosmetic products in Europe contribute? There are for example bans and restrictions according to the Cosmetic ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • On climate change adaptation, put local communities first

    How can we make climate change adaptation measures more effective? I recently traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to discuss ways to address that very question. I took part in the 7th annual Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA7), hosted by the International Institute for ...

  • Trust and Hospitality in the Chicorral Community, Ixtahuacán, Sololá, Guatemala

    For those who have all the basic services, it may be hard to conceive of the extreme poverty faced by the indigenous K'iche communities. My first experience in the Bio-rights initiative was to visit Chicorral, the most remote and difficult to access community, and smallest with only 20 families. In ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Species‐specific mercury bioaccumulation in a diverse fish community

    Mercury bioaccumulation models developed for fish provide insight into the sources and transfer of Hg within ecosystems. Mercury concentrations were assessed for 16 fish species of the western reach of Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan, Canada. For top‐predators (northern pike Esox lucius, walleye Sander vitreum), Hg concentrations were positively correlated to δ15N, and δ15N to fish age ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Leveraging communication: clarity – consistency – continuous - celebrate

    In today's wireless world, there are numerous ways to communicate, yet, we oftentimes overlook, misinterpret or take for granted how important the gift of communication is, especially from our senior leadership team. A real "game changer" for an organization is how effectively the CEO and other senior leaders communicate the importance of workplace excellence initiatives through actions, words ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Employee Health and Safety Involvement - Communicating with your Workforce

    Part of a recognised management system such as HSG65 or ISO 18001 is the requirement that companies strive for ‘continual improvement’. On the face of it this seems like an unquestionable positive, but its pursuit is not without pitfalls. These are intended to be productive exercises aimed at improving systems and safety. Unfortunately some companies tend to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Sound Absorption for All Saints Church Community Centre

    Acoustic specialists, Sound Reduction Systems (SRS Ltd) were approached by All Saints Church with a view to treating the poor acoustics within their community centre. They had recognised that high levels of reverberation and echo were affecting the various groups that used the space, and were looking for a solution that was both effective and decorative. Initially, Mr Les Munns (Church Building ...


    By Sound Reduction Systems Ltd

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