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  • 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 Millipore

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • NRDC: Dangerous Chemical in Soaps and Toothpaste Facing Closer Scrutiny

    Acting under pressure from a Natural Resources Defense Council lawsuit, the U.S Food and Drug Administration today proposed a federal rule that, if finalized, would remove the potentially hazardous chemical triclosan from consumer body washes and hand soaps. “This is a good first step toward getting unsafe triclosan off the market,” said Mae Wu, an attorney in NRDC’s health ...

  • EPA Completes Cleanup of Former Lead Smelter Site in Pilsen

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced that EPA has finished cleaning up Loewenthal Metals, a former lead smelter site in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. In response to community concerns, EPA removed high concentrations of lead in the soil to ensure that the property is safe for residential use in the future. Last June, EPA began the removal ...

  • United Kingdom – Republic of Korea joint statement on climate change

    The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea on the occasion of the State Visit by ROK President Park Geun-hye to the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea recognise that the challenge of tackling climate change presents an opportunity to build the model of strong, sustainable long-term economic growth. ...

  • Proposal would allow shale gas waste on barges

    The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comments on a proposal that would allow barges to transport shale gas wastewater, a drilling byproduct that can include chemicals, radioactive material and heavy metals. Some states, such as Texas, have large numbers of underground wells where the wastewater can be disposed. But Pennsylvania - where a recent boom in shale gas drilling is producing tens of ...


    By Associated Press

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