Health Articles

  • Health & Safety in a Modernized Mining Environment

    Dr. Deonie Botha, Head of Research & Development at NOSA, explores new and emerging occupational safety and health risks and challenges as identified by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)'s in their recent foresight report. These identified risks and challenges are: The impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on work and OSH; ...

  • Special report health case study

    co2balance special report on the health effects of indoor smoke pollution from unregulated indoor cook stoves. Pneumonia accounts for nearly one fifth of childhood deaths worldwide, with approximately 2 million children under five dying each year. The majority of deaths occur in Africa and South-East Asia. Source WHO/ UNICEF. Acute lower respiratory infections {pneumonia) fn young children are ...


    By co2balance UK Ltd

  • Health and wellbeing award for Renishaw collaboration

    Additive-manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment (ADEPT), a project that enables the widespread use of 3D printing to produce bespoke maxillofacial implants, has won the Health and Wellbeing category at The Engineer magazine's Collaborate to Innovate Awards held on September 7th, 2016. The collaborative project draws on the academic and industrial expertise of several UK partners, ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • 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 ...

  • Health & Safety Legislation Post-Brexit

    There has been much talk about the impact of Brexit on UK Health, Safety & Environmental legislation. The think tank ‘Open Europe’ for instance calculated that two-thirds of OSH-related regulations introduced between 1997 and 2009 originated in the EU. As an HSE professional for a number of years I’ve had the opportunity to work with both UK-driven and EU-driven legislation ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Managing uncertainty in health risk assessment

    The process of risk (safety) assessment used to determine negligible-risk levels of human exposure to toxicants is subject to a number of sources of uncertainty. In addition to the common uncertainties related to high-to-low-dose extrapolation, interspecies extrapolation and intraspecies extrapolation, there can be uncertainty associated with extrapolation to alternative routes and durations of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The 10 Pillars of a Health and Safety Program

    The challenges inherent in managing health and safety within an organization are numerous, but an effective EH&S program will reduce injuries, incidents and can improve the quality of products that are shipped. For a health and safety program to be effective, it needs to address the challenges that threaten failure. It should be planned, include goals and be based on the on-going measurement ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Harmful Effects of Arsenic on Human Health

    Arsenic can pose a serious risk to your health. It is very important to detect any traces of it and have it removed from your water as soon as possible. Detecting any potential arsenic contamination in your water can ensure that you have a fresh, trustworthy supply to drink from. If you don’t, these are some of the health risks you could experience. Skin Changes ...

  • Environmental health & safety: compliance rules!

    Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)compliance is fast becoming a major concernthat spans virtually every industry, impactingthe entire supply chain, from raw material andfinished goods to transportation, distribution,and retail. As directors, we are responsible forensuring corporate compliance with a myriadof local, state, federal, and international regulationsgoverning the handling of ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Considering the Olympics – Health vs. Safety

    What the workplace can learn from Rio 2016 Like many, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Olympics in Rio over the past few weeks and would like to congratulate team GB on their brilliant performance alongside all the other nation’s exceptional athletes. That said, anyone who has been watching this year will have seen their fair share of falls in the cycling, injuries in ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • European Union Targets Health Hazards

    Last summer, the European Commission adopted the so-called European Environment and Health Strategy, which is better known as the SCALE Initiative. Its objectives are to reduce the disease burden caused by environmental factors in the European Union (EU), identify and prevent new health threats caused by these factors, and strengthen policymaking capacity in this area. A strong link The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Issues and Framework of Environmental Health in Malaysia

    Environmental health problems in Malaysia are mostly attributed to atmospheric pollution, water pollution, climate change, ozone depletion, and solid waste management, as well as toxic, chemical, and hazardous waste management. The Ministry of Health, Malaysia, has been vigorously pursuing the environmental health agenda by collaborating with other agencies at district, state, national, and ...

  • The CaroMont Health Ozone Laundry System

    Abstract Ozone generating equipment was retrofit into the laundry washroom of the Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, NC, and began operating in the early part of July, 2010. Three ozone generating systems service six washer-extractors in the washroom. The performance of this fine-bubble ozone diffusion laundering system has been monitored since that time, with various adjustments made ...


    By ClearWater Tech LLC

  • Contamination of groundwater and the risk to human health

    Groundwater is a major source of drinking water in many parts of the world. In industrialised countries, there is increasing concern that groundwater reserves are being contaminated by industrial effluents and the chemical pesticides and fertilizers used in intensive farming. This paper compares some of the existing guidelines for acceptable concentrations of certain common contaminants in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Guided-Inquiry Learning in Environmental Health

    The field of environmental health requires the knowledge of many facts and terms, and it also requires mastery of an array of concepts that can be difficult for many students to thoroughly comprehend. Guided-inquiry learning is a process by which students “discover” basic concepts through active investigation. In this article, the authors describe several guided-inquiry learning modules used in ...

  • Health and safety pay survey 2007

    The love of money may be the root of all evil, but in a market economy health and safety professionals cannot be blamed for taking a healthy interest in what price their services command.To help satisfy that natural curiosity, HSW has teamed up for a second year with recruitment specialists Principal People to present a snapshot of salaries for health and safety jobs.In September, Principal ...


    By LexisNexis

  • Tracking disease clusters and environmental health

    On March 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled “Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health.” Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, ranking member of the Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health Subcommittee, introduced the Strengthening Protections for Children and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • All About Health and Safety Software

    The many different health and safety laws and regulations can be understandably difficult to get to grips with it, but do the tools to help you implement them have to be? With the right health and safety software suited to you and your business, you can look forward to an educated and, most importantly, safe working environment. Health and safety ...


    By Safety Media Ltd.

  • Health and environmental impacts of energy systems

    The assessment of health and environmental impacts of energy production has undergone a major evolution in recent years, reflecting progress in the underlying scientific domains. This paper reviews these developments and draws conclusions. The paper begins with a discussion of the relation between purpose and scope of an assessment. The following sections describe the methodology, with particular ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Christopher Golden: Global Health and the Environment

    Christopher Golden’s fascination with lemurs first led him to Madagascar at the ripe old age of sixteen. Years later he’s still splitting time between the island nation and Boston where he serves as the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages, or HEAL Program, and conducts ...


    By Ensia

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