Health & Safety News

  • Issue of the “AWE International” magazine

    In the December 2017 / January 2018 issue of the “AWE International” magazine ECO PHYSICS has published an application report on ECO PHYSICS one-channel NOx-detectors that are implemented to monitor china’s traffic ...


    By Eco Physics Inc.

  • Cold Stress and Work Environments Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how cold temperatures can impact both outdoor workers during the chilly months and indoor workers who are in cold manmade environments year-round.  “Workers exposed to extreme cold or who work in frigid environments may be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • BLM suspends and delays parts of Hydraulic Fracturing Waste Prevention Rule

    The Bureau of Land Management on December 8 suspended requirements that leaking storage vessels receiving hydraulic fracturing flowback wastewater be upgraded promptly if not replaced. BLM is also delaying leak detection, repair, and reporting requirements for sites and equipment used to store, measure, or dispose of flowback water on federal or Indian leases until January 17, 2019. ...

  • Indoor Air Quality Issues and People’s Health in Puerto Rico

    Last month, USA Today published the article, “Is your home or office affecting your health?” One of the areas of focus in the column was the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and minimizing indoor pollution. Indoor air quality was addressed from both the perspective of better health and from the business perspective of how it can increase productivity and decrease sick ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • IAQ Video Network Celebrates 2.5 Million Views and 3,300+ Subscribers

    This week, the IAQ Video Network celebrated the 2,500,000th view of their collection of educational videos on the company’s YouTube channel.  The growing channel is home to over 525 videos covering a wide range of environmental, indoor air quality, health, safety and occupational exposure topics. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • FERC Proposes to Require Expanded Cyber Security Incident Reporting

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently (12/21) proposed development of a revised Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standard to improve mandatory reporting of cyber security incidents, including incidents that might facilitate future attempts to harm reliable operation of the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Successful Startup and Acceptance of a Pacific Northwest Plant Vent Radiation Monitoring System – October, 2017

    HI-Q Environmental Products Company, Inc. (HI-Q) and VF, a.s. (VF) have completed the Site Acceptance Test for a Northwestern Nuclear Generating Station Plant Vent Radiation Monitoring System.  Energy Northwest has now started a two-month confidence run for the system after which it will become operational.  ...

  • Price increase for water and paper treatment chemicals in EMEA

    Kurita Europe, a leading provider of technologies for water, paper and process treatment, is forced to increase prices from 5-20% depending on the product range and geographical region. This price increase, which will be effective as of 1. January 2018. For further information please contact ...


    By Kurita

  • Envirosuite acquires Canadian-based technology provider Odotech

    Envirosuite is pleased to announced that it have acquired the assets of Odotech Inc, the Montreal-based environmental technology company specialising in the monitoring and management of odours, gaseous contaminants and dust. This acquisition will further bolster Envirosuite’s offering and enable it to compete more effectively on a global scale through a product platform that will integrate ...


    By Envirosuite

  • Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Australia, EU, Brazil Making Moves in 2018 on Chemical Regulation”

    On December 19, 2017,  Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report included comments by Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), regarding future chemical regulations in Brazil. Big questions remain, among them: Will Brazil recognize industrial chemicals registered through other systems like the Toxic Substances Control Act in the U.S., or ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • UL and DGN sign collaboration agreement on standards

    UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) and the Dirección General de Normas (DGN) of the Ministry of Economy in Mexico are pleased to announce the signing of a Collaboration Agreement between their organizations. The Agreement, signed in November 2017, is intended to advance standards solutions that improve safety, security, and well-being while meeting the needs of industry for greater North ...


    By UL LLC

  • Fragrances and Work-Related Asthma Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how exposures to perfumes and fragrances in the work environment could aggravate some people’s existing asthma or perhaps even lead to new cases. “The California Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program (WRAPP) has ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Harden hazardous waste disposal project in Shandong, China

    As the largest city excelling at chemical industry province in China, Shandong province has a hazardous waste disposal center which is located in Circular Economy Demonstration Park in Dezhou City. It is the only comprehensive solid hazardous ...

  • The Guide to Instrument Valves

    Instrument Valve Introduction: Instrument valve is an attachment on the pipeline, usually a micro-control device, as the media off or change the media flow. Main types of instrument valves are: needle valve, needle valve, needle gate valve, micro-solenoid valve. In order to meet the factory live, many manufacturers are developing instrument valve ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Tune Your Industrial Evaporation!

    Tune Your Industrial Evaporation. Faster. Easier. Application specific. Achieve better results by optimizing your rotary evaporator For a successful fast and efficient evaporation and concentration, it is important to know the influencing process ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • New solution for separating single-layer PET trays from PET bottles

    TOMRA has made it possible to separate single-layer PET trays from PET bottles, enhancing the previous capability of its AUTOSORT machine to separate multi-layer trays. This breakthrough is commercially significant because small but critical differences in the chemical properties of PET food trays and PET bottles mean that they have to be separated for equivalent-product recycling. The key to ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Explore high-quality products for environmental testing

    We can support your environmental testing workflow from sample collection, preparation to analysis whilst supplying all your lab essentials and water needs. Quality is assured with our matrix standards and proficiency testing expertise. Our complete solution includes: Extraction and analysis of organic materials Digestion and analysis of metals Conventional wet chemistry ...

  • ABIH® Elects New Chair, Vice Chair and Several Board of Director Members

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® is pleased to announce the start of Jeffrey R. Miller’s term as Chair of the ABIH® Board of Directors. The Board also elected a new Vice Chair and four new Board members during its annual Fall meeting.   Jeffrey R. Miller, PhD, CIH, CSP is a Senior Scientist with Oak Ridge ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Schneider Electric Accelerates Fight Against Climate Change at One Planet Summit

    Schneider Electric will join other sustainability leaders to support and accelerate the common fight against climate change at the One Planet Summit. Two years to the day after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, and following COP23, President of France Emmanuel Macron is organizing the milestone summit to convene those involved in public and private finance to deliver ambitious and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • RecoMed takeback scheme for medical devices wins 2017 CIWM recycling award

    RecoMed, the expanding PVC takeback scheme for medical devices, has won the Chartered Institute of Waste Management’s (CIWM) Sustainability and Resource Award for Best Recycling Project 2017. It’s the scheme’s fourth award since it was established in 2014. Having grown year-on-year, RecoMed now operates in 11 hospitals across the UK with more than 10 ...

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