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  • Anti-fungal compounds: emerging environmental contaminants

    Azole fungicides are active ingredients in a range of pharmaceutical and personal care products, and are also used in agriculture. This study reviewed the sources, presence and risks of these compounds in the environment, finding evidence of toxic effects on aquatic organisms. The researchers provide directions for future research and warn caution should be exercised until more toxicity data ...

  • Safety expertise in extreme environments

    Emergency safety showers are the first line of defence in the event of chemical spills and accidents in industry and a wide range of products has evolved to accommodate specific hazards. Meeting the needs of companies operating in extreme environments can be particularly challenging for the specialist suppliers of this vital equipment. Workers in the oil and gas industry frequently face extreme ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • Choose wise and save lives

    Emergency Safety Showers are now an essential part of any first aid strategy providing a fast and effective method of washing chemicals and contaminants from the body or clothing in the event of accidental contact. Corporate manslaughter legislation re-enforces the need for such equipment and the importance of making the right choices. Finding the right shower To some extent, the same ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • Raising awareness to prevent legionella

    Understanding the dangers of contracting legionella Understanding certain facts about legionella is essential when selecting and furthermore maintaining emergency safety showers and eyebath/facewash units. Hughes equipment is designed to minimise the risk of legionella. “Employers are legally responsible for the health and safety of their employees and have a duty of care to the wider ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • El Paso community detoxification facility case study

    When the El Paso County’s Lighthouse Detoxification Facility was closed due to fund and staffing problems, hospitals started experiencing a major increase in patients needing detox services in their emergency rooms. On February 23, 2009, Sheriff Terry Maketa presented a proposal to the board of County Commissioners and the citizens of El Paso County for the Sheriff’s Office to build ...

  • Bicycles pedaling into the spotlight

    The world produced an estimated 130 million bicycles in 2007—more than twice the 52 million cars produced. Bicycle and car production tracked each other closely in the mid-to-late 1960s, but bike output separated sharply from that of cars in 1970, beginning its steep climb to 105 million in 1988. Following a slowdown between 1989 and 2001, bike production has regained steam, increasing in each of ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Why Does Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention Require a Different Approach?

    For some years, safety leaders have seen a troubling disparity between significant decreases in overall injury rates and relatively flat fatality rates. A study conducted in 2011 helps show why: traditional safety efforts often fail to reduce serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) because they just weren't designed to. SIF events usually have different causes and correlates than less serious ...

  • Flint Michigan Water Crisis

    The situation in Flint Michigan has been steadily deteriorating and there’s still some time before experts predict an end in sight. It’s reached the point where celebrities such as Cher and Pearl Jam have donated water or money for the affected towns and people living in them. But what exactly happened? In April 2014, it was decided by a ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Day Trip to Porterville

    As a whole, EcoloBlue‘s mission is to provide safe and clean drinking water to those who do not have it. That’s the bottom line. And what is one of the worst hit areas in California? East Porterville. One of our Sales Representatives, Dexter Fernandez, and myself, Heather Jepsen (Operations Manager), decided to take a road trip down to Porterville ...


    By EcoloBlue

  • An EHS Checklist for Low-Risk Technology Facilities

    For environment, health and safety (EHS) managers at technology companies, identifying, assessing and prioritizing potential risks in a lower-risk environment - from offices to call centers - is part of the job. And when it comes to EHS programs, compliance is just the start. The following EHS checklist can serve as an assessment guide for EHS managers of low-risk ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Compressed Gas Safety Guide

    Use and storage of any compressed gas under high pressure can be extremely dangerous if proper gas handling procedures are not observed. Moreover, chemical characteristics of specialty gases themselves can pose serious health hazards if containment is not tightly controlled. Paying close attention to a compressed gas product’s technical and safety information is invaluable for maintaining a safe, ...

  • A fresh approach to water practices

    Science is meeting the challenge of finding ways to reduce Australia's wasteful water practices and improve the way we use and manage this finite resource. In the regional NSW town of Goulburn, just down the road from Australia’s national capital, water supplies earlier this year fell to less than 10 per cent of capacity. In most of Australia’s major cities demand is close to or equalling supply ...

  • Legionella Prevention

    Legionella Pneumophila Legionella has been identified as a major problem in multioccupancy buildings such as hotels, hospitals, hostels, schools, military establishments, nursing homes and office blocks. Worldwide thousands of people become seriously ill or die through infection by this potentially deadly disease. The costs if a buildings water system becomes infected can be substantial not only ...

  • The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

    The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water. The research team ...

  • How to deal with asbestos exposure in your workplace: advice for industrial workers

    At one point, more than 75 different industries exposed workers to asbestos. Even though these industries have been made safer by regulations from the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, many workers still come in contact with asbestos products that remain at their jobsites. Although most industrial employees face some form of asbestos exposure risks during their career, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How to Repair Pipes Quickly with Minimal Service Disruption

    If this has not yet happened to you, it will. The time is 5:30 a.m. and your guests are just beginning to wake when you get an emergency call informing you that a pipe has sprung a leak. What are your options? Will you shut down the water for a few hours, leaving your guests without water to brush their teeth, take their showers, or flush the commodes while you cut out and replace the bad ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Photovoltaics: Basic Design Principles and Components

    If you are thinking of generating your own electricity, you should consider a photovoltaic (PV) system—a way to generate electricity by using energy from the sun. These systems have several advantages: they are cost-effective alternatives in areas where extending a utility power line is very expensive; they have no moving parts and require little maintenance; and they produce electricity ...

  • The Asbestos Management and Maintenance Program

    STEP ONE: ASSESSMENT AND SURVEYThe first step of the Asbestos Management Program is to do an asbestos survey to assess the location, identify the type of asbestos, the condition of the asbestos and identify a maintenance record. This asbestos inventory or assessment is usually carried out by an independent consulting firm. This assessment or survey will include: Identification and location of the ...


  • Drop By Drop, It All Adds Up

    New, Green conservation product saves and reuses water in the home   In many parts of our country and throughout the world, clean, drinkable (potable) water is an expensive natural ...


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