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  • Screening tool developed to assess seismic risks from geothermal energy projects

    A new screening tool to assess the potential seismic risks (earthquake activity) from deep geothermal energy projects has been outlined in a recent study. The tool provides categories of seismicity risk for projects, which are dependent on factors including geological aspects, as well as social concern and location in relation to urban areas. The development of a range of low-carbon technologies ...

  • New online oil spill risk tool provides local, specific information for coastal managers

    A new oil-spill risk-management system has been developed by researchers, which shows the likely effects of a coastal spill on the environment and economic activities for specific locations. It provides maps of oil-spill risk through a web portal and could help decision makers and emergency-response authorities protect the local environment and businesses through targeted and efficient planning ...

  • 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry to Review Challenges and Best Practices for Safety and Health Professionals

    The 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry is scheduled for Aug. 14-16, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. This annual event, sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, is designed specifically for poultry ...

  • Assessing the ecotoxicological risks of nanoparticles

    A new study highlights the need for more research aimed at understanding the effects of nanoparticles on the environment. Efforts should focus on developing more sensitive analytical methods for characterising and detecting nanoparticles, say the researchers. The study discusses engineered nanoparticles (ENPs), a diverse class of nanoscale particles that do not occur in nature, including ...

  • EU observatory for nanomaterials launched

    The EUON offers a unique web-based information point with factual and neutral content about nanomaterials on the EU market. The observatory is targeted at a wide audience including consumers, workers, regulators and scientists. On the website, you can read about what nanomaterials are and where they are used. Information on health and safety issues, research, regulatory and international ...

  • OSHA’s New Fall Regulations To Affect 112 Million Workers

    As an employer, one of your most important responsibilities is to provide a safe, injury-free environment for your workers. Your job is not done simply after rolling out a safety program and spearheading training sessions. Each year, OSHA releases new rules and modifies its safety standards. As a result, it is crucial for businesses and construction companies to stay up-to-date with these ...


    By IMEC Technologies

  • OiRA—the Online interactive Risk Assessment project—risk assessment made easy

    Discover OiRA tools developed to make risk assessment simple and easy. OiRA tools are free and available for all online. Intended for use by micro and small organisations, the tools enable a quick and efficient risk assessment process, reducing the costs that result from accidents and illness at work and improving overall business ...

  • New Framework for Assessing Metals Risks

    Many EPA programs make decisions on regulation of metals, particularly controlling releases to the environment and establishing acceptable levels in air, water, or land. To assess better the hazards and risks from metals exposure, the agency has developed a new document that lays out the latest and best science available on metals risk assessment. The agency today released the final Framework for ...

  • Technical Leadership in Ecological Risk Assessment

    A leader in environmental and ecological risk assessment, CH2M maintains a strong technical presence at leading environmental forums including the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), one of the world’s most comprehensive conferences dedicated to environmental risk management being held November 6-10, in Orlando, Florida. Our technical experts’ ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Ecolab and Trucost Expand Water Risk Monetizer to Include Revenue at Risk Assessment

    The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now provides users with insights into how water scarcity impacts ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • House Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Chemical Risk Assessment

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on October 6, 2011, on "Chemical Risk Assessment: What Works for Jobs and the Economy?" The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. The witness list is not yet publicly available. We ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Support grows for European risk assessment campaign

    Eight more pan-European and multinational organisations have signed up to support the Healthy Workplaces campaign organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). This brings the number of official campaign partners to 17. The campaign aims at reducing work-related accidents and illnesses by focusing on the assessment of health and safety risks, as it is the first ...

  • EPA Announces Availability of Draft Chemical Risk Assessments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on January 4, 2013, the availability of the first draft risk assessments developed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan. The draft risk assessments are for particular uses of five chemicals found in household products: methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint stripper products; ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA releases public database on risk assessments

    EPA is releasing the Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO) database, a milestone in transparency.  HERO provides access to the scientific studies used in making key regulatory decisions, including EPA’s periodic review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for six major pollutants.  It is part of the open government directive to conduct business with ...

  • GM mosquito risk assessments `deficient`, says review

    Decisions to release genetically modified (GM) insects into the wild should be made more openly and based on better science, according to a review. The authors say that, so far, the environmental impact assessments for such releases have been "scientifically deficient", and that without timely, publically available risk assessments the public may turn hostile to the GM mosquitoes before "it is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New software to standardise risk assessment of pesticide pollution

    Researchers have developed a computer tool to help standardise risk assessment procedures for pesticides across Europe. The software combines climate, soil and crops data specific to each location to help understand the potential impact of each pesticide used. Pesticides used in farming can contaminate surface and ground waters through a number of means: runoff, infiltration and leaching, for ...

  • EPA Revised Chlorpyrifos Assessment Shows Risk to Workers

    Today, EPA is releasing an assessment for public comment on the potential for human health risk of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. This assessment shows some risks to workers who mix, load and apply chlorpyrifos pesticide products. When used in large amounts, chlorpyrifos has the potential to pose risks in limited geographic areas when drinking water from small watersheds. There were no additional ...

  • A global risk assessment of river and coastal flooding

    A new study provides the first global estimates of river and coastal flooding, highlighting past and future trends, and indicates that Asia and Europe are two of the regions that are worst affected. The researchers suggest that their methods could be useful in developing a global framework for flood risk assessment. Although millions of people worldwide are affected by floods every year, ...

  • Summit of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign on risk assessment

    The importance of risk assessment in the workplace, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises, will be the focus of a high-profile event being held in Bilbao, Spain, on 17 November 2009. Organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the Swedish EU Presidency, the summit marks the close of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign on risk assessment, which for the last ...

  • The Environmental Risk Assessment and the Law on Environmental Liability

    Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage has been transposed in the Spanish legal order by means of Law 26/2007 of 23 October on Environmental Liability. The purpose of Law 26/2007 is to establish aframework of environmental liability based on the ...

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