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 ...

  • Harmony’s Proven Process

    Many companies have a proven process that outlines their product development, testing, manufacturing, and quality control measures.  Some even go as far as to have these processes put under intense scrutiny by outside agencies.  Even with these processes documented and evaluated, very few are able to conform to high international standards like those set forth by ISO. What about the ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Understanding the iSeries Totalizer

    Do you have questions about the iSeries Totalizer App? We get many support questions regarding the app, generally covering the same few points, so let’s spend a few minutes and discuss how to use and understand the power of the iSeries Totalizer. What is a Totalizer Simply put, a totalizer is a running total of how much fluid (gas, liquid, steam) has passed by the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Sewage pollution in New York, USA: impact of the ‘Right to Know’ Act

    In 2012, New York, USA enacted the Sewage Pollution Right to Know (SPRtK) Act, which requires public notification of untreated and partially treated sewage discharges. With the passing of this law, New York joined 12 other states that have similar laws but none as comprehensive as New York's. As part of the SPRtK Act requirements, aggregated sewage discharge reports (SDRs) are made available ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...


  • One by one, states are giving consumers the right to know about chemicals in products

    From Vermont to Washington, an increasing number of states are requiring companies to report their use of chemicals of concern When evidence started to mount a few years ago around the adverse health effects of bisphenol A, an endocrine-disrupting chemical that’s used in many plastics, the marketplace took note. Companies found themselves under pressure to stop using BPA ...


    By Ensia

  • The Right Chart for the Right Time

    One of the biggest challenges for all professionals, including those in EHSQ, is determining the best way to leverage data to support your decisions and ideas. Data is the driving force behind most business decisions today, and it’s imperative that we all be able to use it to strengthen rather than confuse our positions. Data visualizations are a great way to turn confusing data into ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Image rights ? a right worth having?

    We are currently living in an age where celebrity endorsements have become part of the norm. For celebrities such as David Beckham, Kim Kardashian and Cheryl Cole, product endorsements are a significant source of income. However there are situations where the celebrities' images have been used to promote products or services that they have not authorised. There are some states which do offer ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The right connections

    Employers like it. That's the short verdict on Workplace Health Connect (WHC), the government's ambitious £20-million two-year pilot project to help small and medium-sized businesses tackle key workplace health issues, just as its funding comes to an end.The HSE launched WHC in February 2006, calling it an 'exciting' project on a 'scale unlike anything we have done before'. With less than 3% of ...


    By LexisNexis

  • The right to work versus the right to income

    Since the mid-1970s, restrictive monetary and fiscal policy have led to persistently high unemployment and rising underemployment in Australia. This paper compares two policy responses to income insecurity resulting from these trends, in the form of a universal Basic Income (BI) and a state-provided Job Guarantee (JG). The paper examines how the problem of income insecurity is constructed in each ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Did you know?

    Sweed Machinery has been manufacturing choppers since 1956 and dryer infeed equipment since 1957. Currently, Sweed has attained prominence in recycling equipment in a wide range of industries (don’t worry, we won’t bore you with a long list). In addition to the chopper line, Sweed has taken steps to solidify its manufacturing systems and modernized its veneer handling equipment to ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Pump Maintenance Know-How

    It’s no secret that a pump that runs at peak efficiency uses less fuel, experiences less downtime and costs less to operate. The time you spend maintaining your pump is actually an investment in its lifetime performance and value. In fact, there are many ways that a diligently maintained pump can reduce your costs, while increasing efficiency. For instance, by ensuring your pump investment ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • Know the Air You’re Breathing

    How concerned are you about your health? Have you ever tried to lose weight, eat healthy, and be active in order to prevent or eliminate any health risks? If so, you’ve left out one critical factor, AIR. Yes, you read it right; it’s the air that you breathe. All these factors contribute to your health and wellbeing. In order to be healthy, you need take control to eliminate or ...

  • 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 ...

  • Women and labour rights in China

    Domestic service workers in China, 96% of whom are females, have few labour rights due to the lack of appropriate laws. A survey of domestic service workers and companies in 2006-2007 found a predominance of low wages, long working hours, lack of training, and limited vacation days. The domestic service industry in China is characterised by a lack of government oversight, legal contracts, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • A REC is a REC, right? Wrong!

    A Recognized Environmental Condition, or REC for short, is a term everyone involved in a commercial property transaction is familiar with. It is a potential problem area for the perspective commercial property buyer, a red flag to the lender, and often a headache for the seller and buyer both. Officially defined by ASTM International (ASTM, E-1527-05) as “the presence or likely presence of any ...

  • 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

  • Instrumented Safety: The right balance

    The different functional safety guides and standards such as IEC61508/511, which impose formal schemes for the safety instrumented functions (SIF), have brought significant safety gains to the process industry over the last 30 years. Still, we can observe a drift in the application of those standards, which often leads to increased costs, loss of operability, and, more worrying, a false ...

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