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 ...


  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • MSW Management: Safely Countering the Rise of Landfill Odors

    One of the core challenges of landfill and compost site management is fighting the rise of foul odors. In addition, as communities expand further out from previous areas, they eventually become neighbors to landfills – calling for a comprehensive odor-control approach to countering odor complaints. In fact, compared to other industrial applications such as wastewater treatment and asphalt ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Case study - Wall leakage testing in the lab with acoustic camera

    Problem Facade insulation testing is usually performed by using a loudspeaker in the sending room, and record the sound pressure level (SPL) with microphones in both the sending and receiving room. The difference in SPL adjusted for the size of the dividing wall element will then give an estimate of the sound reduction quality of that element. However these measurements will not say ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • The climb to the top

    Back in the late 1980’s when market drivers created the cost-effective option of using above-ground circular tanks for industrial activated sludge processes, there were some early valuable lessons for both aeration equipment manufacturers and plant operators. As production plants got away from in-ground basins, one of the more simple innate operational checks became more challenging; ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation

    Innovation in the water management industry is born from the collaboration between water managers, operators, engineers and manufacturers who set out to resolve problems or improve service levels that impact all parts of the supply chain. This is usually the result of early adopters either at the field level or in engineering ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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.

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