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  • Transporting dangerous goods safely in Canada

    Whether by road, rail, water or air, goods move across Canada every day. MTS Allstream is one of those movers. As an integrated national provider in Canada, MTS Allstream's core businesses include its Enterprise Solutions Division, which offers a portfolio of solutions tailored to the needs of medium and large businesses - Internet protocol-based communications, Unified Communications, voice and ...

  • Californian’s Who Turn to Urban Gardening Need to be Aware of Lead Dangers

    LA Testing provides lead testing services to ensure urban gardens have not been planted in soils contaminated with high levels of lead or other heavy metals. This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s is recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 24–30, 2010, to raise awareness of lead poisoning in children. Approximately 50% of the world’s ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • HSE launches crackdown on dangerous construction sites

    HSE inspectors are to launch an intensive inspection initiative aimed at stopping dangerous practices on building sites across Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) wants to raise awareness of construction site risks and prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths. Construction is one of Britain's most dangerous industries. During 2008/09, 53 workers died and 11 264 were injured, ...

  • 2016 reveals deadly dangers of air pollution

    Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the cities that have drawn attention for their dangerously high air pollution levels in 2016 - but they're not abne. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that 92 percent of the world's urban population now live in cities where the air is toxic. In India, a study found that 41 Indian cities of more than a million people faced ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • EU removed 53% more dangerous products from market in 2007

    The number of dangerous products removed from the EU market rose by 53% in 2007 compared to in 2006, the Commission's annual report on the Rapid Alert System (RAPEX) reveals. This rise from 1,051 notifications in 2006 to 1,605 last year shows that Member States' surveillance capacities are improving year on year, and that European consumers are better protected today than ever before. Toys were ...

  • California to set drinking water level for dangerous chemical hex chrome

    Hexavalent chromium (hex chrome), the notorious cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film Erin Brockovich, contaminates drinking water in over 500 California communities, according to environmental and public health experts. The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) held a hearing to take public comment on a proposed level for hex chrome in drinking water. Although the state ...

  • National Asbestos Awareness Week Reminds the Public of Potential Hazards

    Federal lawmakers designated the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week.  The purpose of the designation is to increase awareness with the general public of the dangers associated with exposure to asbestos fibers.   Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. According to ...

  • Marsh, Inc. Joins Pew Center on Global Climate Change: Leading Insurance Services Firm Raises Awareness of Global Environmental Risk

    Marsh, Inc., insurance services firm, joins The Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council as part of a long term effort to address global warming. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 13, 2006 -- The Pew Center on Global Climate Change announced today that Marsh, Inc. has joined the Pew Center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) and its efforts to understand and address ...


    By Marsh Inc.

  • EPA opens drop-off site for hazardous waste, white goods and electronic equipment from joplin tornado; curbside pickup also an option

    As the process of debris removal from the Joplin, Mo., tornado continues, EPA has established a special drop-off site for household hazardous waste, white goods and electronic equipment. Those materials and items will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily at the city’s former Lone Elm Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2310 North Lone Elm Road, in Joplin. Residents of tornado-affected areas ...

  • E-learning for small package shipping, whenever or wherever

    When most people hear the term “transportation of hazardous materials,” they think of large quantities, such as tank trucks and railway tank cars. But many shippers deal primarily with small packages, such as paint cans or aerosol sprays. Shippers still require training in transportation of hazardous materials, but find that typical hazardous materials courses concentrate on larger shipments.To ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Free 24 page GHS Booklet and Webinar from ICC The Compliance Center Inc.

    ICC The Compliance Center prides itself on its vast regulatory knowledge and diverse range of products and services. Part of our mission continues to be educating and building strong relationships with our customers.In an effort to prepare customers for the extensive changes that the Global Harmonization System will bring, ICC The Compliance Center is pleased to provide two FREE tools to educate ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Global`s TEAM Principles Stand out in Alaska Anode Project

    Construction work and diving are two inherently dangerous professions by themselves, and when they’re combined on a job site the risk for injury or incident goes up. Teamwork, trust, and awareness are crucial to staying safe on the job. That’s why everyone at Global is trained in our TEAM principles – Together Everyone Achieves More. With safety, honesty, and hard work as our ...

  • Health and safety work is a question of balance, says UK HSC Chair

    Judith Hackitt, CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety will tell a group of safety professionals that they must balance their own important role with ensuring that others show responsibility and leadership to make Scotland a safer place to work. Speaking at the Edinburgh Branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) today, 10th January, 2007, Ms Hackitt said, “People have ...

  • Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining

    Despite knowing full well the dangers of mercury, millions of small-scale gold miners across the globe continue to use the metal to separate gold from ore- usually because they have little other choice. The dangerously toxic mercury vapour is often inhaled by the miners and their families, since these activities are usually conducted in their homes, or by the owners of gold shops who will process ...

  • 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 ...

  • Homeowners Warned of Formaldehyde Exposure Following Chemical Spill

    Last month, residents of North Bay in Ontario were warned of potential formaldehyde dangers in their home.  This resulted following a tanker truck crash that spilled its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake that provides drinking water for many area residents.  The truck driver died during the accident and investigators are working to determine if his death was caused by the accident or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Headaches That Birds Can Cause an Airport

    Birds can be a beautiful sight but they can also be looked upon as a serious problem. These problems are even more prevalent in airports. Not only can birds cause headaches and health hazards to workers and customers, but they also are threats to the aircraft. Dangers Involving An Aircraft A bird strike involves a collision between an individual or flock of ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • EPA`s Lead-Safe Certification Program Important for Consumers

    Home repairs that create even a small amount of lead dust are enough to poison your child and put your family at risk. If you live in a home or apartment that was built before 1978 and are planning a renovation or repair project, make sure you renovate right with a Lead-Safe Certified contractor in accordance with EPA guidelines. He or she will know how to protect your family. Common renovation ...

  • EPA`s Lead-Safe Certification Program Important for Consumers

    Home repairs that create even a small amount of lead dust are enough to poison your child and put your family at risk. If you live in a home or apartment that was built before 1978 and are planning a renovation or repair project, make sure you renovate right with a Lead-Safe Certified contractor in accordance with EPA guidelines. He or she will know how to protect your family. Common renovation ...

  • Prepare for a harmonious future with chemicals

    Niagara Falls, NY --- November 29, 2005 --- For many of us, planning ahead two or three years may be a seemingly arduous task amalgamated with varying factors. However, for businesses, strategic planning and long-range forecasting is common practice for success. Without it, status quo quickly descends into ambiguity. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

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