Safety Awareness News

  • U.S. State & Federal Variances in Environment, Health & Safety Enhesa No-Charge Webinar June 23rd

    On June 23rd, Enhesa will continue its informative webinar series exploring EHS topics of interest with The Environmental Health and Safety Audit Solution to U.S. State & Federal Variances. Navigating between state and federal regulations with regard to environmental, health and safety  oftentimes feels like attempting ...

  • B.C. TerraSphere technology passes food safety audit

    Converted Organics Inc. has announced today that the British Columbia facility operated by TerraSphere, a subsidiary of Converted Organics, has passed the last step in the rigorous CanadaGAP certification process. CanadaGAP (Good Agricultural Practices) is the name of the Canadian Horticultural Council's (CHC [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) On-Farm Food Safety Program which was launched in 2008. The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EMBARQ joins launch of `Decade of Action for Road Safety`

    This week marks the official launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, a worldwide effort declared by the United Nations to save 5 million lives over a ten-year period. Following is a statement ...

  • India tightens nuclear safety regime

    India has announced that it will set up a new, independent nuclear regulatory authority and invite international experts to conduct safety audits of its nuclear power plants, The steps to allay public fears following Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant breakdown in March were announced this week (26 April) at a joint media briefing by three ministers. It included a minister from the prime ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • OSHA issues enforcement guidance on personal protective equipment to protect general industry workers` safety, health

    WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued the Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry*, a directive that provides enforcement personnel with instructions for determining whether employers have complied with OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) standards. The directive was effective Feb. 10. OSHA issued a final rule on ...

  • Coca-Cola Hellenic signs the European road safety charter

    Coca-Cola Hellenic has become a signatory of the European Road Safety Charter, a European Participatory Platform, initialised by the European Commission that aims at the reduction of road fatalities. The signing event, which took place on Tuesday 1 February in Brussels, was attended by the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Transport, Siim Kallas. Invitees and ...

  • AWWA, WEF sign collaboration agreement

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) today announced an agreement to more closely collaborate on programs, services and major policy issues. The resolution states that the organizations “resolve to support and lead as necessary an effort to develop a cohesive voice for the water community by encouraging collaboration between our members, ...

  • Audit Criteria Database Expands Again! 2010-09-01

    Our Audit Criteria Database for EHS Auditor continues to expand into new jurisdictions and industry sectors. Recent additions to our Audit Criteria include Environmental, Health and Safety criteria for the US states of Wisconsin and Mississippi. We also continuously update our audit criteria with the latest regulatory amendments, thus our customers always have regulatory audit checklists based ...


  • Be aware of electrical hazards in office settings

    The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is encouraging employers to promote electrical safety this May, which is National Electrical Safety Month, by increasing employee awareness of the electrical hazards that may exist in an office setting. The modern office environment has changed dramatically in recent years as a result of new office technologies and an increased reliance on ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Norit and PUB Singapore to Sign MOU

    SIWW, Singapore, June 28, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Recognizing the potential scientific and technological benefits a joint strategic alliance can bring, Norit X-Flow and its local affiliate Norit Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Norit), and PUB, Singapore's national water agency will embark on a comprehensive co-operation aimed at performing knowledge-intensive R&D programs and test-bedding projects.Norit ...


  • Vermont fifth-grader wins sun safety poster contest

    A fifth-grade student from Springfield, Vt. has won a national sun safety poster contest for creating a poster to raise peoples’ awareness to protect themselves from harmful ultraviolet rays. The student, Kayla Thibideau of Springfield, won the 2010 “SunWise with SHADE” poster contest because her poster received the most votes out of more than 20,000 votes cast on-line between ...

  • Enhesa Brings Multinationals Together to Enhance EHS Audit Programs

    In response to the needs of their clients to maximize the value of their audit programs while minimizing the costs from a monetary and resource perspective, Enhesa created The Global Audit Partnership. In a recent survey conducted by Enhesa of 83 companies, over 75% said current economic conditions have resulted in decreased budgets for auditing. At the same time, 91% said that ...

  • A quarter of Greater Manchester construction sites fail safety inspections

    More than a quarter of the construction sites visited in Greater Manchester last week failed safety inspections. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors carried out checks at 163 construction sites in Manchester, Salford and Trafford during two days of intensive inspections. They issued a total of 56 enforcement notices at 42 sites, either stopping work immediately or requiring improvements ...

  • Fire leaders back plan to strike the right balance on health and safety

    Leading fire and rescue figures are backing efforts to strike the right balance between protecting fire-fighters and ensuring they can properly respond to emergencies. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has agreed a new policy statement with the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the government's Office of the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser (OCFRA). It ...

  • BNA releases spanish/english bilingual safety talks, posters, and playing cards

    Specialized news and information  publisher BNA is pleased to announce the addition of Spanish/English    bilingual safety talks, posters, and playing cards to its EHS product  line. These bilingual materials help safety professionals build a comprehensive safety program by addressing the potential hazards most  likely to cause serious incidents in the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • OSHA supporting crane `safety stand down` day organized by members of Florida Crane Safety Alliance

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has joined forces with several construction organizations throughout Florida to actively support crane safety at construction sites in the state on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 a.m. EST. The Florida Crane Safety Alliance will conduct its first Florida 'Crane Safety Stand-down.' The stand-down will be a meeting ...

  • DNV and GFSI standard owners host workshop on the latest developments in certification audits

    To help food industry professionals better understand and get the latest information about the GFSI Benchmarked Standards, DNV is offering a low-cost, information-packed workshop on July 17 in Chicago featuring representatives from BRC, IFS, SQF and CIES. Food Industry professionals from across the US are invited to attend this one-day event to be held at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook. 'This ...

  • Karza provides organisational assessment and audit services

    Karza Pty Ltd, an Australian owned consultancy, provides an extensive range of experienced auditing resources to help you run your business.Karza can assist you in developing, implementing and continually improving both your internal and third party management system audit programmes, including:•Risk Management (AS/NZS 4360);•Environmental Management (ISO14001); •Quality Management (ISO9001); ...


    By Karza Pty Ltd

  • Giving back to the small business community, one safety course at a time

    SafetySkills™ Direct allows small businesses to experience the benefit online safety training and a learning management system without having to purchase or install software. “Consumers have smartened up.  Whether you’re looking for online safety training or music for your iPhone, there are a million companies that all claim to be your end-all solution,” said Trey Greene, CEO of ...


    By SafetySkills

  • Affordable, small business safety learning management solutions, from noodleStream

    SafetySkills™ Direct allows small businesses to experience the benefit online safety training and a learning management system without having to purchase or install software. “Consumers have smartened up. Whether you’re looking for online safety training or music for your iPhone, there are a million companies that all claim to be your end-all solution,” said Trey Greene, CEO of ...


    By SafetySkills

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