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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • `Standards are desperately needed for plastic and pesticide contamination in soil´

    In addition to plastic in the oceans, plastic contamination in arable land throughout Europe and other parts of the world is a growing problem. No standards exist for these types of soil pollutants, nor for pesticide residues or their degradation products. For this reason, Professor Violette Geissen is calling for standards to be implemented. On 15 June, Geissen will deliver her inaugural address ...

  • Customer Testimonial: BE&K Building Group for US Pharmaceutical Install

    At Catalytic Products International (CPI), each project we work with is different. Regardless of the differences, we use our experience and expertise to work with all our end users and their engineering / construction / environmental partners to ensure they are addressing their air pollution control needs as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. We want to share those stories through ...

  • Developing a Novel Device for Accurate Biogas Concentration Measurement

    Due to increasing awareness on the impact of fossil fuels on the environment, and heavier taxes on carbon emissions there is a worldwide effort to seek renewable sources of energy – alternative energy sources that increase energy efficiency and security.  A renewable source that’s gained significant attention in recent years is biogas, one of the most ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Modeling for NAAQS Part 1: How to select the appropriate output for NO2

    The U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for 1-hour SO2, 1-hour NO2, and 24-hour PM2.5 use a very particular format. It is very important for all modelers (both within and outside of the U.S.) to understand how AERMOD handles this. In particular, U.S. users need to be familiar with the ...

  • Sölden (Austria) Municipal WWTP - Case Study

    Number of tanks: 4 Total Volume: 8,448 m³ Water Depth: 8.0 m SOTR Standard Oxygen Transfer Rate: 2,800 kgO2/h Total Airflow: 20,640 Nm3/h No. of AEROSTRIP® Diffusers: 880 Sölden, one of the famous ski resorts in the world, is situated in the Austrian Alps. A ...


    By Aquaconsult Anlagenbau GmbH

  • A quick guide to oil analysis for engine test applications

    Reliability testing is a very important component of new engine development. Engineers need to fully understand and chart the engine lifetime performance under a variety of conditions before mass production may be considered. Many important performance data parameters are collected in real time through the many different types of sensors that are connected to the engine in the test cell and oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Data Centre CRAC unit efficiency improvements

    One of the main types of project Munters look at is energy efficiency improvements within the thermal management side. One of the easiest changes that can be made is swapping out the old AC powered motors for EC powered impellors. the reductions in energy is considerable, with some older belt drive unit changes measuring a saving of over 60% this is due to the design of the new impellors and the ...


    By Munters

  • Innovative Project for Hydrocarbons Contamination

    Baioni Crushing Plants, leader in the aggregate crushing sector has been operating for 40 years, have recently developed equipment and methods for environmental control. Several plants have already been supplied to third parties, now Baioni have full know-how of the technology and can ensure correct conception of the line based on the specifications of the soil to reclaim and can provide ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Hazardous waste and not, Baioni-Dicatech system

    The identification, characterization and restoration of contaminated areas now represent a big environmental issue, both at European and national level. In the major industrialized countries the issue of contaminated land has come out in all its gravity in the late seventies when, against a widespread awakening of environmental consciousness, important pollutions events emerged. Consequently, in ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Water Rights

    The term "water rights" refers to the right (formal or informal entitlement) of a user to use water from a water source, e.g., a river, stream, pond or source of groundwater. In areas with plentiful water and few users, such systems are generally not complicated or contentious. In other areas, especially arid areas where irrigation is practiced, such systems are often the source of conflict, both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

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