environmental training Articles

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • December BioCycle World

    Economic Impact Of Recycling In Texas The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released its recent study on the economic impact of recycling activities in the state. Approximately 9.2 million tons of MSW designated materials were recycled in Texas in 2015. Typical recyclables (paper, plastics, metal, and glass), organics (yard trimmings, brush, green waste, and food and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Safety Training and Environmental Safety for Workers

    Safety training is a necessary part of an employment environment since it helps workers to remain free from harm and injury while performing their duties in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency that mandates, educates and enforces workplace safety practices for specific fields of employment. Employees typically learn how to safely ...


    By OSEA

  • Environmental Training at Bell Canada: Reuse, Recovery and Recycling

    Bell Canada provides a comprehensive environmental training program, known within the company as the Internal Environmental Evaluation (IEE) training program, to it’s employees. The program addresses all of the major environmental programs and policies within Bell which include: Hazardous Material Management, Non-Hazardous Material Management, Zero Waste/Municipal Recycling, ...


  • Best Practices concerning Training and Qualification for Environmental Inspectors

    This report describes the results of an IMPEL project on best practices concerning the training and qualifications of environmental inspectors. The project was based on the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 April 2001 providing for minimum criteria for environmental inspections in the Member States (2001/331/EC). The objective of the project was to examine the ...


  • Health and environmental training in mercury-contaminated areas

    In 50 countries small-scale miners recover gold by amalgamation process, using excessive quantities of mercury. Fifteen million artisanal gold miners apply this process and 100 million people might depend upon these activities. Small-scale mining adds extensively to the worldwide release of mercury into the environment. The University of Munich assessed the health of people living in mining ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable Goods Movement: Environmental Implications of Trucks, Trains, Ships, and Planes

    Consumers today have a hard time avoiding products manufactured and transported overseas, as economic globalization moves more goods from factories to major markets throughout the world. For example, in 2005, imports and exports represented approximately 25% of the U.S. economy, up from 15% in 1990.1 Increased goods movements to and from international markets generate increased domestic freight ...

  • Surveying the Food Safety Training Needs of Environmental Health Specialists in the U.S.

    The ultimate responsibility to produce and process safe foods at the retail level lies with the operator. The high percentage of establishments found to be out of compliance with food safety standards, however, suggests that the retail food service industry needs help. Many regulators offer help in the form of food safety training and education. An online survey of food safety education and ...

  • Meeting the Environmental Health Training Challenges of the Local Public Health Workforce in Massachusetts

    In Massachusetts, the public health delivery system is mainly decentralized with 351 municipalities providing a large array of environmental and public health services through their local health agencies (boards of health or health departments). In many other states these services are delivered at the county or state agency levels, but in Massachusetts they are provided by each city and town. In ...

  • Assessing Emergency Response Training Needs of Local Environmental Health Professionals

    The Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness collaborated with environmental health (EH) professionals at the local, state, and national levels to develop and conduct a state-wide study to identify the preparedness-training needs of local EH professionals in Michigan. The specific aims of the study were first, to determine the self-rated level of confidence among Michigan’s EH professionals ...

  • A Training Manager’s Guide to Tracking Training for Measurable Results

    Though some businesses view training as an essential aspect of business performance, others approach it as something they should do; that simply having employees ‘sit in a classroom’ is equivalent to building actual, proven competency, when nothing could be further from the truth. Download this free whitepaper to learn more about the world of contemporary training and how to commit to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Grand Central Train Wreck - If not done properly, centralizing environmental organizations can lead to a train wreck

    I recently discussed the aftermath of two environment, health, and safety (EH&S) organizational restructurings with several senior professionals who were privy to the details. In one case, the vice president of EH&S was fired after the business units revolted. In the other case, the jury is still out and the internal politics and turf battles rage on. Both restructurings involved a ...

  • ClarityNet® Improves Field Training

    Virginia Department of Environmental Services, Arlington, VA 'I like the way online training measures an employee's retention span and understanding of the programs,' says Dennis Cuddy, Safety Specialist. Employees also like the 24/7 access. 'The employees like going on the computer because it's more convenient for them to fit safety training into their work schedules,' he adds. ...

  • Is your trained employee competent?

    Is your trained employee competent? It happens all the time. A worker makes a misstep in his or her day-to-day duties. The mistake leads to a serious injury, compromised product quality, negative environmental impacts, or even a fatality. “But they were trained,” the supervisor responsible for the employee in question objects. Trained, indeed – but were they competent in their ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Mold Prevention Training

    Mold –It’s All About Water! How is mold controlled on a construction project? By controlling water intrusion – that’s the answer! Mold has been around for a long time, and has always been a challenge on construction projects. However, with new construction materials being even more mold susceptible, and record-breaking lawsuits for exposure to mold growing, it is now more important than ever ...

  • `Train`-ing the waste management industry

    For the past 15 years, the waste management industry has done a commendable job in responding to public concern over environmental issues, especially the demand for more recycling. However, while waste reduction strategies are crucial, Canada's booming economy has meant increased production of construction and demolition (C&D) and institutional, commercial and industrial (IC&I) waste. As ...

  • [Training] Noise & Vibration Training Courses from Cirrus Research

    Noise & Vibration Training Courses from Cirrus To help you get the best from your noise and vibration measurement equipment, Cirrus provides a range of training workshops, courses and online resources. In addition to the planned workshops and courses, we can also offer bespoke training so please get in touch if you have ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Ohmsett Trains Oil Spill Responders

    Abstract Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Test Facility, located in Leonardo, New Jersey, is dedicated to providing independent and objective performance testing of full-scale oil spill response equipment; improving technologies through research and development; and for providing realistic training to response personnel. The U.S. Minerals Management Service manages the ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Easy Access to Environmental Classroom / Workshop Training to Expedite Goals and Reduce your Budget

    Professional, Personal, Interactive, Learning Environment – Bringing the Classroom to You A dynamic growth area in the United States is coming from the telecommunications industry. It is becoming increasingly apparent that ...


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