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  • ECHA Releases New Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles

    The European Chemicals Agency has released a new guidance document aimed at assisting stakeholders in fulfilling their obligations under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • ´Clearing the Air´ News Round Up: Massive Water Infrastructure Investment Needed; Odors Impact Local Business; and Valentine’s Day

    Welcome to the “Clearing the Air” News Round Up post from OMI Industries. We have compiled the latest industrial odor control news stories for your reference, arming you with the right information to keep your facilities odor-free. If you have any news that you would like our team to cover, please send us a message here. EPA: ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • 1,4-Dioxane Bioremediation in Groundwater Update

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in late 2016 that 1,4-dioxane was included on the list of the first 10 chemicals slated to receive safety reviews under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform. Making the TSCA “Top 10” highlights concerns over 1,4-dioxane, a probable carcinogen commonly detected in groundwater due to its widespread use as a solvent and solvent ...


    By SIREM

  • Medgate Enhances Compliance Management with RegScan™

    Medgate, the global leader in providing enterprise-grade, SaaS-based Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) risk management solutions, is delighted to announce a partnership with RegScan to integrate regulatory content. The importance of proper Compliance Management has been well documented. The Regulatory landscape continues to update and change and companies need to not only keep up with them ...


    By RegScan, Inc.

  • ADEQ Announces Plans to Test for Lead in 7,000 School Buildings

    Last month, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced the agency was coordinating with multiple state and local agencies, public water systems and public schools to proactively conduct a statewide screening program for the presence of lead in the drinking water of schools. ADEQ is funding this six-month, fast-track screening program in an effort to collect and test 14,000 ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Measure Partners With AES To Deploy Drones At Record Scale for the Energy Industry

    Measure recently announced a global partnership with The AES Corporation to scale and leverage its industry-leading drone service to inspect AES' energy infrastructure in 17 countries. The use of the drone technology is expected to help AES improve safety and avoid more than 30,000 hours of hazardous work per year with safer and more efficient aerial inspection services. "This is the year drone ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Advanticsys introduces its first Industrial IoT gateway

    As part of the continuous improvement of products and services Advanticsys provides within its catalog, the evolution of best-selling MPC-330 data concentrator is released today. This enhancement converts MPC-330 into a truly industrial gateway bridging the gap between industry and Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. For some years, IoT is spreading throughout our world, from our smartphones to ...

  • Draft REACH Guidance Documents on Nanomaterials Move to CARACAL for Review

    According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website, several Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) guidance documents concerning nanomaterials have moved to the next step in the consultation process.  The draft recommendations for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DEFRA U-turn on European Environmental Legislation

    Tetronics International were unfortunately informed that DEFRA Ministers have taken the decision not to remove the derogation that allows Air Pollution Control Residues (APCRs) that are three times above Landfill Directive waste acceptance criteria (3xWAC) to be landfilled. The announcement cited a “lack of alternative disposal solutions” as the primary reason for not phasing out the ...

  • atg UV Technology Working With The Offsite Management School to Develop Innovative DfMA Solutions

    We’re looking forward to working with the Offsite Management School to develop our innovative DfMA solutions. The need for more efficient and innovative installation options is becoming a priority for both operators and M&E contractors throughout the UK. In response to industry requirements for reducing the necessary time spent on site for installation, and a drive for greater ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Pulsar Collaborates With Costain On Noise Health Issues

    To promote an increase in the use of personal hearing protection of construction workers in a complex and ambitious railway station development and comply with the noise regulations and local authority Section 61 agreement, Costain have invested in PulsarSafeEar Max noise activated signs. The Costain Construction ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • atg UV Technology Working With The Offsite Management School to Develop Innovative DfMA Solutions

    We’re looking forward to working with the Offsite Management School to develop our innovative DfMA solutions. The need for more efficient and innovative installation options is becoming a priority for both operators and M&E contractors throughout the UK. In response to industry requirements for reducing the necessary time spent on site for installation, and a drive for greater ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Express Integrated Technologies IP Acquisition Fortifies Innova’s Market Position

    International emissions and noise control leader Innova Global Limited (Innova) has fortified its preeminent market position by acquiring key liquidated intellectual property assets of commercial rival Express Integrated Technologies (EIT). Innova President and CEO Mr. Harry Wong said EIT was a well-established and recognized brand among customers ...


    By Innova Global Limited.

  • Airspace proposals promise better community engagement but limited noise reduction

    The Department of Transport has launched a major consultation on reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace. The proposals follow intense community pressure over recent years for the Government to act to prevent significant airspace changes being implemented without either consultation or ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Axion Consulting launches Fire Prevention Plan service

    Axion Consulting has launched a new Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) service aimed at helping waste site operators to minimise fire risk at their premises and meet regulatory requirements. Introduced by the Environment Agency (EA) in 2014, FPPs aim to reduce fires on waste sites by 50% from their 2011 levels. FPPs are now a compulsory requirement of the agency’s application process for new ...

  • New York Firm Protects Workers from Exposure Hazards to Welding Fumes

    Of the more than 500,000 workers in U.S. that are involved in welding, cutting, and brazing, many are employed in occupations in New York City and the surrounding tri-state region.  These can be dangerous occupations according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which reports that the risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Three Construction Workers Lose Their Lives after Entering Manhole

    In 2015, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it had issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces.  The new rule provides construction workers with similar protections to those of employees from other industries who have had them for over 20 years.  Tragically, three workers in Florida lost their lives last ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • IRSST Project Measures Nanoparticle Penetration into Protective Gloves

    The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) published a news item on January 16, 2017, entitled “Nanoparticles — to handle with care.”  IRSST states that although research is still in development, it ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EnerNOC Japan is Awarded Its First Commercial-Scale DR Contract

    EnerNOC recently announced that after successful pilots with several Japanese utilities, EnerNOC Japan has been awarded its first commercial-scale contract for 60 megawatts of turnkey demand response capacity starting this summer. "This is a significant milestone for our Japanese operations. Over the past several years, the Japanese market has slowly been working its way through a period of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Manganese Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses manganese (Mn) and both environmental and occupational exposures to this element.  “Consuming a small amount of manganese as a trace element from food or water is necessary to stay healthy,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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