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  • Warning on handling hazardous materials after HSE prosecution

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has told companies, particularly those in the major hazard sector, that they must ensure their workforce follows approved company safety procedures. The warning comes after BAE Systems Land Systems (Munitions and Ordnance) Ltd was ordered to pay £50,000 in fines and costs of £15,000 at Cardiff Crown Court after a worker was severely burned at its site in ...

  • Illinois Residents Warned of Asbestos Hazards in Popcorn Ceilings

    Removing popcorn ceilings is a common home improvement project for many Illinois residents.  This surfacing technique, used in many residential properties, is no longer in style and can even lower property values.    Many homes and apartments that were built between the 1960s and 1980s used popcorn ceilings as a standard method of texturing ceilings.  Today, many property ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Floridians Warned of Asbestos Hazards in Popcorn Ceilings

    Hundreds of thousands of homes, apartments and condominiums were built across Florida from the 1960s through the 1980s.  During this same time frame, a favorite ceiling texturing technique used by many builders is the now outdated look of popcorn ceilings.   Many of these older homes have been remodeled over the years and one of the favorite projects for homeowners to tackle is removing ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Floridians Warned of Endotoxin Exposure Hazards after Flooding & Sewage Contamination

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Isaac brought heavy rains and flooding to parts of Florida.  When large storms bring heavy rains and flooding to the region, a number of environmental concerns are left after the storm has moved on.    One such area of concern is the potential presence of endotoxins.  Endotoxins are a type of bacterial toxin that is located in the cell wall component ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Leading Environmental Experts Warn of Asbestos and Microbial Hazards following Hurricane Sandy

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction across many parts of the East Coast.  In addition to numerous deaths caused by the historic storm, countless homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.   Some estimates have put the cost of the property damage caused by Hurricane Sandy at close to $20 billion. Many of the damaged properties are beginning the process of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Building Experts Warn Residents of Puerto Rico to be Aware of Asbestos Hazards

    Up until the late 1970s, many different types of building products and materials commonly used in residential and commercial buildings contained asbestos.  Today, many of these properties still contain these materials that could be causing a health threat to any building occupants.   As these materials age or become disturbed, asbestos fibers can be released into the air. Exposure to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Building Science Experts Warn of Indoor Hazards following Historic Colorado Floods

    In September, what some experts have called a thousand year flood ravaged large parts of Colorado.  In addition to the floods destroying roads and bridges, several thousand homes and numerous commercial buildings are likely beyond repair.  Thousands more suffered flooding and can be rebuilt, but area residents are being cautioned over the potential for exposure to a variety of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Carbonetworks issues statement of support for EPA greenhouse gas health hazard warning

    Carbonetworks™, a leading software company that provides performance management for energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability solutions, has announced its support for the Environmental Protection Agency's declaration that carbon dioxide is a health hazard.Issued on December 7, 2009, the EPA’s statement allows the agency to issue rules to govern heat-trapping pollution ...


  • Government Health Agency Warns of Benzene Hazards Posed by Attached Garages

    Millions of homes across Canada and the United States have attached garages and last month, reports began to surface that Health Canada has proposed a new guidance document that warns people about benzene hazards due to vehicle emissions in attached garages. The agency has expressed concerns over benzene from vehicle exhaust infiltrating into people’s homes and increasing the risk of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Multi-hazard early warning systems vital for managing growing risks

    As climate change and demographic change boost the number of people exposed to floods, heatwaves and other hazards, improved early warning systems and greater coordination of disaster management activities will be needed to manage risks and protect lives and property, according to the World Meteorological Organization. ...

  • Early warning system for pluvial flooding

    An early warning system for pluvial flooding caused by surface water runoff has been developed and could be implemented in the near future. The method offers greater warning and better targeting of resources. Pluvial flooding occurs when large volumes of surface water, typically from heavy rainfall, accumulate causing overland flow and ponding which is unable to drain away. Urban underground ...

  • Ontario Residents Warned of Formaldehyde Dangers

    North Bay residents on a private water system near Trout Lake in Ontario were warned last month not to drink the water.  The warning followed an accident that caused a tanker truck to crash and spill its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake which provides drinking water for some area residents. The driver of the crash died and investigators are working to determine if he died because of the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Past presents warning on greater warming

    If the distant past is anything to go by, then climate scientists may have under-estimated the hazards of greenhouse gases, and future global warming could be a lot worse than anybody thought. The calculation rests on two things. One is a detailed reconstruction of rising greenhouse gas concentrations and an interlude of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • AWWA to Receive National Award for WARNs

    DENVER, CO – The American Water Works Association (AWWA) today announced that regulatory and security analyst Kevin Morley will be presented with The Infrastructure Security Partnership’s (TISP) Private Industry Award for Distinguished Leadership in Critical Infrastructure Resilience. Morley, 35 will receive the award during a luncheon at TISP's Sixth Annual Congress March 28 at the Crystal ...


  • Global education Campaign launched to warn fire fighters and first responders of occupational hazards of `the silent killer`

    Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), jointly announced today the launch of "The Silent Killer" educational campaign aimed at raising awareness of the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and reducing the known risk factors that unnecessarily kill or injure fire fighters each year. ...

  • Hurricane Victims and Restoration Contractors Warned of Potential Hazards While Drying Out Properties

    Many homes, businesses, and schools across the Northeast were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  Some estimates have put the cost of the property damage at approximately $20 billion.    Now, weeks after the storm, communities in the affected areas are rebuilding.  One of the first tasks typically addressed is drying out a water damaged property.  Water damage in a ...


    By Future Environment Designs

  • OSHA warns that worker exposure standards are out-of-date

    Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a news release that stated, “While many chemicals are suspected of being harmful, OSHA's exposure standards are out-of-date and inadequately protective for the small number of chemicals that are regulated in the workplace.” In response, OSHA has created a toolkit to identify safer chemicals that can be used ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Seafood Processors Receive Warning Letters from the FDA

    EMSL’s laboratory provides histamine and other testing services to identify dangerous seafood that could threaten the nation’s food supply. Cinnaminson, NJ, July 21st, 2010 Last month a seafood processor in the Unites States, and another in Taiwan, received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding adulterated seafood due to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • Caribbean region needs a tsunami warning centre

    Caribbean countries urgently need a regional tsunami warning centre to protect their densely populated coastlines, according to an article in Science today. There has been significant effort over the past six years to improve tsunami preparedness, but more funds and research are needed ...


    By SciDev.Net

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