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  • Respiratory protection in the face of a pandemic

    If 2009’s recent media coverage regarding the spread of the H1N1 virus caused your organization to reconsider whether you need a respiratory protection plan for your employees, you were not alone. David Lahoda, Managing Editor of OSHA Watch and contributor to OSHA Healthcare Advisor, recently blogged on the wake-up call many of us have received as we rush to get our respiratory protection plans ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Facing the New Emission Standards for Hydrochloric Acid Pickling

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a new regulation to reduce hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from facilities that pickle carbon steel using hydrochloric acid (HCl) solution as well as from associated HCl regeneration plants. This regulation, the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Steel Pickling – HCl Process Facilities and HCl Acid ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • CSP faces new California siting limits in DRECP

    The publication of the Preferred Alternative draft of the much-awaited Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) brings both hope and consternation to supporters of clean energy in California. DRECP would close approximately 20 million acres of a 22 million acre area of California desert lands to large-scale renewable energy development, while still allowing renewable development on ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • The Changing Faces of Europe`s Coastal Areas

    Executive Summary This report provides information on the state of the environment in the coastal areas of Europe, and provides evidence of the need for a more integrated, long-term approach. Since 1995, concern about the state of Europe's coastline has led to a number of EU initiatives, which build on the concept of integrated coastal zone management (ICZM). ICZM attempts to balance the needs of ...

  • Nanomaterials: Challenges facing industry and policy makers

    Expectations are that nanomaterials will be critical to the UK and Europe’s long-term growth and sustainability. Many expect they will underpin major technological advances in automotive, aerospace, communications, energy products, medicines food and consumer goods. Remediation of land is a further example where nanomaterials have the potential to provide a highly effective solution to ...


    By NANO IRON s.r.o.

  • Biokinetics and metallothionein‐like proteins response in oysters facing metal challenges in an estuary

    Discovery of colored oysters in an estuary in Southern China raised questions on how these oysters could survive in such an unpredictable estuary. In the present study, we conducted a transplant experiment using oysters Crassostrea hongkongensis in the estuary to quantify the changes of metal biokinetics (cadmium and zinc) and the responses of metallothionein‐like proteins (MTLPs). Oysters in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • U.S. faces a week of extreme weather and signs of climate action

    Another season of extreme weather events is upon us. A severe storm, with winds up to 70 miles per hour, whipped its way from Illinois to Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Colorado is experiencing one of its ...

  • The Priory Group protected by shentongroup

    The Priory Group, has ensured that it will not face potential hazards caused by a blackout at its clinics and hospitals by using the services of the shentongroup to provide it with emergency generator cover, standby generators and maintenance. The Priory Group is the UK’s leading, independent provider of care for mental health conditions, psychological and psychiatric services ...


    By Shenton Group

  • Legislation looks to protect consumers

    In 2008, 48,700 Western New Yorkers spent more than $230 million. The only trouble was, they didn't know it. During a conference call New York State Senator Charles Schumer presented legislation that he hopes will better inform consumers who have been victim of identity theft, as well as create requirements for companies who may withhold information from those victims. 'It's a problem affecting ...


    By Ameri-Shred Corp.

  • Excavator height measurement, protects power supplies, protects drivers

    In a change from their more usual applications controlling and measuring flow and level of all sorts of materials, Pulsar Process Measurement Ltd have supplied non-contacting ultrasonic level measurement to the North Level District Internal Drainage Board to measure the height of the arm of the jib arms mounted on hydraulic excavators used to keep the drainage channels clear. As the ...

  • Pandemic preparedness - Respiratory protection 101

    Has the recent media coverage regarding the spread of the H1N1 virus caused your organization to reconsider whether you need a respiratory protection plan for your employees? If so, you’re not alone. David Lahoda, Managing Editor of OSHA Watch and contributor to OSHA Healthcare Advisor, recently blogged on the wake-up call many of us have received as we rush to get our respiratory protection ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Brassica protection products – case study

    Brassica Protection Products LLC (BPP) is a successful marketer of broccoli-based antioxidant ingredients to food and dietary supplement makers. BPP was established in 1996 to license technological innovations discovered by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. By 2000, BPP was facing challenges meeting its production and supply requirements. The company had demand that exceeded its ability to ...


    By POS Bio-Sciences

  • From experiences to institution: the management of Jiuzhaigou Valley Biosphere Reserve faced with institutional transformation and upgrading

    Unlike most biosphere reserves in China, Jiuzhaigou Valley Biosphere Reserve (JBR) has achieved immense success in natural resources protection and economic development given the difficult conditions such as modest government appropriation for protection, a serious shortage of investment funds in the initial development stage and a flawed legislation and regulation system. Its successful ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Retaining wall for riverbank protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama)

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as ...


  • A nature-inspired camouflaging approach to protect nuclear secrets

    Nuclear weapons laboratories face a frequent challenge when they have to grant access to classified information (secrets) on a need-to-know (NTK) basis. Currently such access decisions are subjective – leading to risks of releasing classified information to non-deserving information-seekers. This paper suggests a nature-inspired simulation model 'Discerning Nuclear Intentions (DiNI)?NTK' based on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • PORT PROTECTION - Port and harbour ROV inspection system

    “PROTECTING SEAPORTS AND PORT facilities against the threat of terrorism is imperative. The terrorist attacks have resulted in a renewed focus on the security of our transportation systems.” Dept. of Transportation - Maritime Administration. [Port Security Grants news release, June 17, 2002]. Terrorism is a real and hidden danger that regrettable confronts all aspects of Western society. The ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • The Revised Personal Protective Equipment Standards for General Industry

     Over the years, the OSHA Standard regarding personal protective equipment has changed as times have changed. Most recently, in the early 1990's, OSHA conducted a comprehensive review of their Personal Protective Equipment Standard for General Industry. That study showed that the practices set forth in the existing regulation were outdated, and that they focused primarily on workplace issues ...


  • Flood Protection: Chew Magna, North East Somerset

    Client: Bath & North East Somerset Council Houses Protected: 69 Project Detail: The village of Chew Magna, to the south of Bristol, has suffered eight flood events within the last 40 years. The village is a designated conservation area, having a number of listed buildings. With two main watercourses flowing into Chew Magna and ...


    By UK Flood Barriers Limited

  • Expanding marine protected areas to restore fisheries

    After World War II, accelerating population growth and steadily rising incomes drove the demand for seafood upward at a record pace. At the same time, advances in fishing technologies, including huge refrigerated processing ships that enabled trawlers to exploit distant oceans, enabled fishers to respond to the growing world demand. In response, the oceanic fish catch climbed from 19 million tons ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Protecting reputation across your supply chain

    In the words of Benjamin Franklin:  "It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it." Some of the key risks that can expose businesses to reputational damage are: health and safety, environmental performance, operational disruption and commercial problems. While many companies have these risks well controlled within their own business, there can be ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

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