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  • New Year, New Rules: Oil and Gas Transportation Industry Faces New Safety Protocols, Increased Scrutiny

    Many recent conversations about the North American oil and gas industry have been preoccupied with slumping prices and the impact on the stock market. Yet the oil and gas industry is also facing a year of increased public scrutiny and new safety requirements, particularly in the midstream sector. U.S. and Canada Reviewing Crude Oil / Rail Safety Standards The tragic 2013 ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • BC implements new rules for oil and gas development

    New regulations that come into effect today will move B.C. to the forefront of the petroleum and natural gas sector in North America says Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Bill Bennett. These changes will support growth and jobs in a vibrant industry, while protecting the province's natural beauty, said the Minister as he announced the formal implementation of the Oil and Gas ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canadians warned About Chevron`s Machinations, Says environmental group

    The internationally-respected Canadian and Brazilian courts can "put an end to Chevron's rope-a-dope strategy" to evade accountability for the widespread human suffering it caused in the Ecuadorian rainforest by illegally discharging billions of gallons of toxic waste, a worldwide environmental group said today in a ...

  • Enviro-Log Urges Campers to Practice Fire Safety

    Enviro-Log®, Inc., an eco-friendly, consumer products and recycling company, offers some valuable campfire safety tips to reduce the risk of injury and environmental and property damage while camping. According to a report by the Outdoor Foundation™, camping was the third most popular outdoor activity among American adults (age 25+) in 2010 with approximately 25 million participants. As ...


    By Marketwire

  • Home Depot Inc. fined $150,700 by US Department of Labor`s OSHA for repeat safety hazards at Reynoldsburg, Ohio, store

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Home Depot Inc. for eight safety violations, including seven repeat, carrying proposed penalties of $150,700 after an inspection at its Reynoldsburg store. The inspection was initiated under the site-specific targeting program that directs enforcement resources to workplaces where the highest rates of injuries ...

  • Preparing Workers for Upcoming Changes to WHMIS

    The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is changing as Canadians prepare to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). To help educate workers about the upcoming changes, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a new e-course, in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Preparing Workers for Upcoming Changes to WHMIS

    The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is changing as Canadians prepare to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). To help educate workers about the upcoming changes, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a new e-course, in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of ...

  • Centre for excellence for mining launched

    The Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility was officially launched at a press conference in Ottawa today. Part of the Canadian Government's action plan on CSR - Building the Canadian Advantage - announced last March, this initially web-based resource will provide access to relevant CSR-related information, tools and networks worldwide. 'This new website will create a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global harmonization: What you need to know and do to prepare for the upcoming changes

    On October 25, 2011, OSHA sent the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final rule to adopt the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) as its hazard communication standard (HCS). OMB now has up to 90 days to review and finalize the rule before it is published in the Federal Register. GHS introduces a set of criteria for ...


    By 3E Company

  • Pipelines, New Governments and the Psychology of Risk

    On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: Rethinking the context of risk and influencers Tightened regulations for Canadian pipelines Remember ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • EPA adopts strong standards for large ships to curb air pollution

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule setting tough engine and fuel standards for large U.S.- flagged ships, a major milestone in the agency’s coordinated strategy to slash harmful marine diesel emissions. The regulation harmonizes with international standards and will lead to significant air quality improvements throughout the country. “There are enormous ...

  • Elsevier MDL launches fully automated OHS document distribution service

    Nashville, TN and San Ramon, CA-March 14, 2006-Elsevier MDL's OHS unit, one of the world's leading authorities of independently researched material safety data sheet (MSDS) authoring, distribution and database services and products, has launched a fully-automated Document Distribution Service capable of meeting international regulatory requirements. It provides distribution services to both ...


  • Wisconsin Central Limited ordered to pay more than $352,000 in back wages, damages to injured conductor after OSHA whistleblower investigation

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found Wisconsin Central Limited railway in violation of the Federal Railroad Safety Act for terminating a conductor following the reporting of a workplace injury that occurred in Manitowoc, Wis. "The majority of complaints received by OSHA under the Federal Railroad ...

  • Federal government releases draft legislation to reform federal regulatory system

    On April 26, 2012, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-38, the 2012 Budget Bill. Part 3 of Bill C-38 contains the Federal Government's proposed legislative changes to the federal regulatory system. The most significant change is the complete repeal and replacement of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), the central piece of federal environmental legislation. Its replacement, the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Elsevier MDL launches fully automated OHS document distribution service

    Nashville, TN and San Ramon, CA-March 14, 2006-Elsevier MDL's OHS unit, one of the world's leading authorities of independently researched material safety data sheet (MSDS) authoring, distribution and database services and products, has launched a fully-automated Document Distribution Service capable of meeting international regulatory requirements. It provides distribution services to both ...


  • Continental environmentalism - is it coming apart?

    Last month environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States, acting as the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), issued a communiqué following its annual meeting stressing the importance of tri-lateral cooperation in pursuing market-based solutions to improve environmental performance in North America. But a number of cross-border environment-related ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

    At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions. The derailments released almost 3 million gallons of oil, nearly twice as much as the largest pipeline spill in the U.S. since at least 1986. And the deadliest wreck killed 47 people in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

    Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest. A state investigation of five small tremors last month in the Youngstown area, in the Appalachian foothills, found the injection of sand and water ...


    By Associated Press

  • Canada’s experience moving oil by tanker on the east coast could be applied to increased west coast tanker traffic, IHS study says

    Canada has extensive experience moving crude oil by tanker, with policies and regulations similar to other major shipping nations, says a new IHS study that reviews oil tanker activity and regulations in light of proposed new pipeline projects to accommodate increased oil production led by the growth in oil sands. The proposed projects could more than double oil tanker traffic on Canada’s ...


    By IHS

  • Oil and gas industry: Analysts criticise lack of future-proof planning

    Munich, 4 July 2006 – in its latest study, oekom research puts the spotlight on the world’s 19 largest listed oil and gas companies and assesses how future-proof the companies’ activities are in relation to the environment and society. The Canadian company Suncor Energy and Norsk Hydro from Norway came out as the best-performing companies, closely followed by the UK-based BG Group. Overall, ...


    By oekom research AG

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