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  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses chrysotile and various other forms of asbestos and asbestiform minerals recognized by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Rick Perry “regrets” proposing to eliminate DOE while pledging to protect agency mission

    Incoming Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry told Senate lawmakers that he “regrets” a past proposal to eliminate the agency he intends to lead, saying he now has a clearer understanding of the DOE and the critical work it performs. Perry, while speaking before a Senate confirmation hearing last week, addressed his controversial call to eliminate the DOE while running for ...

  • 2016 reveals deadly dangers of air pollution

    Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the cities that have drawn attention for their dangerously high air pollution levels in 2016 - but they're not abne. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that 92 percent of the world's urban population now live in cities where the air is toxic. In India, a study found that 41 Indian cities of more than a million people faced ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Knowledge Sharing with Cutler Community Forum

    Knowledge Sharing on air quality with the Cutler Community Forum, South Africa Dr Ian James of WKC Group’s Durban office presented on air quality to members of the Cutler Community Forum in November 2016. This included representatives from industry, community and local Government members. The Cutler complex forms part of the Durban harbour and ...


    By WKC Group

  • New Merck Products Bring Ease of Use to Single-Use

    Merck, a leading science and technology company, is launching three Mobius products that deliver improved efficiency and ease-of-use for biopharmaceutical manufacturing workflows. Launching products at INTERPHEX 2016 include 1000-liter bioreactor for greater flexibility and continuity for scale-up 2000-liter mixer for difficult-to-mix buffers and media Large volume transport ...


    By Merck

  • National Radon Action Month: What You Need to Know

    January has been designated as National Radon Action Month by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are many risks that come from radon, and this consumer information month is designed to inform homeowners, businesses, and schools about ways they can protect themselves. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Climate change threatens global financial crash

    A warning that climate change might make the world’s stock markets and banks unstable and lead to a financial crash has come from Mark Carney, chairman of the G20 countries’ Financial Stability Board. Carney, who is also Governor of the Bank of England, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The Analox team head off to the Underwater Centre

    A group of Analox team members were invited to The Underwater Centre in Fort William to undergo training similar to that delivered to Commercial Divers and ROV pilot ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • WWF7 Update - Cities and Regions Commit to the Sustainable and Inclusive Management of Water

    This year’s 7th World Water Forum has reaffirmed the crucial need for the international community to adopt Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to ensure access to water and sanitation for all through sustainable and ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Managing psychosocial risks in the private security sector

    The private security sector can sometimes be a dangerous line of work. People employed in this field are regularly exposed to psychosocial risks. These can include third party violence, job insecurity, and strenuous mental and emotional workloads. But tools exist to help employers minimise risks and keep their staff healthy and motivated. By identifying psychosocial risks and implementing ...

  • Safe shredding of dangerous waste

    Efficiency and economy as well as innovation are buzzwords that many claim for themselves these days. Service- and maintenance-friendly “eco”-shredders are advertised as the latest invention everywhere. We’ll have to wait and see whether there really is “eco” behind these “eco”-labels. Lindner-Recyclingtech has invested in these attributes for their ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • NCEC to provide 24/7 chemical risk support for UK Ministry of Defence

    The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), has won a three year contract to provide the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) with emergency telephone advice – the contract includes global, multilingual support 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as access to the NCEC’s hazardous chemicals database The MoD handles and transports various chemicals, such as fuel, as part of its ...

  • EU agrees on safer, cleaner lorries - but by 2022

    The 28 EU governments and the European Parliament last night reached a deal to end brick-shaped lorries, which are inefficient and very dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians. The agreed law gives manufacturers the ability to produce more streamlined, safer and fuel-efficient lorries but, amid heavy lobbying by industry, sets a delay until 2022 [1] before redesigned lorry cabs are allowed on ...

  • IPCC: Climate change threatens irreversible and dangerous impacts, but options exist to limit its effects

    Human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed on all continents. If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems. However, options are available to adapt to climate change and implementing stringent mitigations activities can ensure that the impacts of climate change remain ...

  • Ensure your ladders are safe to use during the Ladder Exchange 2014

    Lee Calver of Workplace Law urges contractors to take advantage of Ladder Exchange 2014 to reduce the risk of falls from height. It has been estimated that over two million ladders are in daily use in the UK. With falls from height still one of the main causes of death and injury in the ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Transportation Safety Board reviews actions since Lac-Mégantic derailment

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released its assessment of Transport Canada’s response to recommendations made on 23 January 2014 in the wake of the Lac-Mégantic train derailment. “There are risks to carrying more and more oil by rail and the Board’s recommendations are aimed at bringing those risks down,” said Wendy Tadros, Chair of the TSB. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hazmat 2014 review

    The Hazmat event has continued to demonstrate itself as one of the leading forums for hazardous materials response, chemical exposure and monitoring, and emergency planning. Attendance at this year’s event was the highest in the last 5 years. Attendees were able to experience the usual mix of keynote presentations from industry stakeholders and practical workshops. The presentations ...

  • 4 Safety Considerations For Anyone Storing, Handling, or Transporting Substances

    4 Safety Considerations For Anyone Storing, Handling, or Transporting Substances By Daniel L. Theobald, Environmental Services Substances regulated or substances unregulated may ultimately impact the environment, health, and water supply of others. The following safety considerations are advised for those who store, handle, or transport potentially dangerous substances. ...

  • NCEC help emergency services with large scale incident excercise

    Two of NCEC’s Emergency Responders, John Wilkinson and Tom Baker, attended Operation Rosedale, a major, multi-agency exercise simulating the derailment of a passenger rail carriage and a dangerous goods train carrying molten phenol. The excercise was organised by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and also involved the NCEC, Network Rail, British Transport Police, Nottinghamshire ...

  • New Report Sets a Course for Cleaner Freight Transportation in California

    A report released today outlines solutions for overhauling the state’s freight system to protect public health, meet air quality standards and slow the pace of climate change. Freight transportation in California creates air pollution that harms the health of communities ...

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