community right-to-know Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • How to “Right” the Environmental Movement

    It seems unconscionable to me that it was almost 18 years ago that then presidential candidate George H. W. Bush declared “I want to be your environmental president.” What has changed over the last two decades? How did we get to where we are today? Where government has rolled back many landmark environmental laws, and businesses view environmentalists only as legal obstructionists? I know the ...

  • Getting CPOE Adoption Right

    Chris Snyder, a speaker at the marcus evans National Healthcare CMO/CMIO Summit 2013, on effective CPOE adoption. Interview with: Chris Snyder, Chief Medical Information Officer, Peninsula Regional Medical Center The adoption of ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • 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

  • From the right to be informed to the right to participate: responding to the evolution of European legislation with ICT

    In this paper, we review the European legislation on environment, health and safety in relation to the involvement of citizens. We follow its evolution from the "right to be informed" to the "right to participate". A case study of participative research is presented, stressing the role of innovative and interactive information and communication technology (ICT). We report on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Know your Enemies - workplace hazards

    What’s at Stake If you and your buddies were facing a dangerous, deceptive enemy, you’d want to find out all you could about it and share any information you come up with. The fact is you do have such a treacherous enemy - the workplace hazard. What’s the Danger An unnoticed hazard can take your life in an instant, or cause you a lifetime of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 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 ...

  • I Know, Let’s Make A Video!

    Back in the 1930s, a young Andy Rooney and Judy Garland made feel-good films for Depression-era audiences. One of the kids would tell a sad tale about someone in the neighborhood needing new glasses, new false teeth, or an operation. Andy or Judy would say, “I know. Let’s put on a show. We can charge everyone a nickel to get in. Mrs. Jones has that barn in her back yard, and we can clean it up ...

  • Monitoring an employee’s emails and the right to privacy

    In January this year (see “Monitoring employees’ use of the internet – the reality” from 31st January 2016 for the details) we reported on the European Court of Human Rights decision in Barbulescu v Romania surrounding the monitoring of employee emails and the right to privacy. The UK Employment Appeals Tribunal has also now considered the interaction between an ...

  • Safety Leadership: Right people, right place: Getting and growing safety talent

    “How can I have a strategy in place to hire the right leaders to take safety forward?” This question was raised by Carlos, a senior leader at a company I recently visited. It is emblematic of the challenge facing many leaders around the world: Experts and skilled employees are retiring in droves, taking with them critical knowledge organizations need to stay safe. What can ...

  • Your rights under the Environmental Legislation of the EU

    1. WHAT IS THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION? Three international organisations emerged shortly after the end of the Second World War, namely the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the European Economic Community (EEC). The first of these, the ECSC, was founded in 1951 for a period of 50 years and expired in July 2002; whereas the ...

  • Property rights regimes in protected areas and the development of local communities: what is the way forward? The case study of Sariska Tiger Reserve in India

    The property rights regime forms the backbone of India's national conservation strategy, but its success in social terms has not been always evident. In particular, the consequences of the creation of protected areas, in which forests within these boundaries were nationalised resulted in local populations losing customary access rights. The paper analyses the implications of two approaches to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate Change - Right response for the wrong reasons?

    Simple questions don’t always have simple answers. Why is our climate warming? Clearly the most popular answer lies in the theory that a rise in greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide is escalating the atmosphere’s insulating effect. We have Al Gore’s graph of CO2 increases to prove it, with recent years’ data climbing ladder high ...


    By Evolve Coaching

  • 6 Things You Should Know About Legionella

    Just last August, about 120 people in the South Bronx were infected with Legionnaires’ Disease and 12 people died. At the time, up to 5 cooling towers in the area tested positive for Legionella, a fatal bacteria that grows in warm, damp environments and can spread once contaminated water has become aerosolized and the vapor is inhaled. In this post, we’ll be discussing where ...

  • Creating more value from what we know

    The Energy Institute’s Knowledge Manager Gareth Parkes explains the thinking behind the EI’s new knowledge platform, and how the array of information it contains is organised. In 2010 it was decided that the Energy Institute (EI) should work to capture and make available the energy expertise and knowledge available within its membership. In 2012 the EI Knowledge Service (EIKS) was ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • What you need to know about Lone Working

    Staying safe and being prepared for the unexpected With lone working on the rise lately a lot of people may be wondering; exactly what constitutes this practice and what are the health & safety requirements? A lone worker is essentially defined as an employee who works by themselves without direct supervision, perhaps on a remote site, in their own home or on the move. It can ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

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