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  • Health and Safety Regulations in the Netherlands

    Due to EU regulations established in 1994, each country part of the union is required to incorporate laws that allows a national authority to oversee health and safety for its workers. It is mandatory for this authority or institution to consider the point of view of social partners in order to come to national ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Changes in Vietnamese Safety Regulations

    Photo: Participants recieved their course certificate after the FLACS-I training in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Here with FLACS trainer Franz Zdravistch.  Key stakeholders and Vietnamese authorities have shown great interest in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and particularly FLACS, Gexcon’s consequence modelling tool. We recently completed the ...


    By GexCon AS

  • Safety regulator continues probe into shutdown Australian reactor

    The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation said this week that further information had been provided to the nuclear safety regulator ARPANSA on ANSTO's application to modify its reactor fuel design. ANSTO has completed providing responses to 95 questions or requests for information on the application. The answers were provided in three separate packages progressively over a ...

  • Leadership key to securing offshore safety, say regulators

    Over 50 of the most senior managers of companies operating in the North Sea offshore oil and gas industry were today reminded that leadership is the key to securing offshore safety. At an international summit organised by the North Sea Offshore Authorities Forum ( NSOAF) regulators and industry discussed health and safety challenges facing the offshore industry and the essential role leadership ...

  • Nuclear regulators to review environmental modelling for radiation safety

    Issues of radiation safety and environmental protection go hand in hand. At the IAEA last week, experts from 40 countries examined the transfer of radionuclides to plant and animal life, to improve how risks are assessed and ultimately reduced. 'All nuclear facilities and uranium mines, in their day-to-day activities, release some amount of radioactive effluents into the environment, transferring ...

  • California regulations to improve chemical product safety

    In the wake of celebrations where millions marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, California has taken a significant step toward fulfilling the vision of a world safe from toxic harm by releasing a blueprint for safer products. The Department of Toxic Substances Controls (DTSC) outline of Regulations for Safer Products gives the public its first look at how the regulatory arm of Governor ...

  • CDM Regulations - what next for construction health and safety?

    A major  overhaul of the CDM regulations is anticipated in  2014, but it is unlikely that it will come into force before April 2015.  The HSE are planning to hold a three month industry consultation period in 2014, with the following changes expected to be included. Removal of the CDM Co-ordinator role and bringing the functions into the ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • NFU Comments on Food Safety Regulations, Deadline Extended

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted comments today regarding concerns with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FDA also announced today that it has extended the comment period to Nov. 22. “NFU supported passage of FSMA, the first major overhaul of food safety ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • New Irish quarry safety regulations come into effect

    The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarries) Regulations 2008 come into effect from today (Thursday 1stMay). The new regulations are made under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and cover a broad range of quarry activities including records of inspection and maintenance, safety equipment, traffic routes, fire and explosion hazards, prevention of unauthorised entry and ...

  • Environment Health and Safety Regulations on the Rise in Africa

    Enhesa presented a webinar in March on the explosion of EHS regulations throughout Africa.  As a result of increasing opportunities for investment, many companies have decided to open facilities in African countries.  Over 250 EHS professionals from a broad spectrum of industries attended the webinar.   Participants were asked to complete an on-line questionnaire. ...

  • EC welcomes adoption of feed regulation that will further strengthen food safety in the EU

    Farmers and pet owners will soon get better information on the feed they buy, a step that will further strengthen food safety in the EU, after the Council of Agriculture Ministers adopted today a regulation replacing the current legislation on marketing and the use of feed. The new legislation, based on a Commission proposal from 2008, considerably simplifies the existing procedures and it will ...


    By European Commission

  • UK health & safety agency introduces new noise-at-work regulations

    The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (Noise Regulations) will come into force for the music and entertainment sectors on 6th April bringing them in line with all other sectors where the regulations have been in force since April 2006. The noise regulations will now apply to pubs and clubs, amplified live music events, orchestras and other premises where live music or recorded music is ...

  • Nuclear safety in EU gets strong boost by commitment of nuclear regulators

    Nuclear safety regulators from all 27 EU Member States have reached agreement on steps to further strengthen nuclear safety, radioactive waste management and decommissioning arrangements in EU. These areas are under the jurisdiction of individual countries and as part of their continuous self improvement drive they are seeking better ways to learn from each other. At the meeting of the European ...


    By European Commission

  • EPA’s ethanol regulations pose serious safety, environmental concerns for consumers

    In a conference call with reporters today, API Downstream Group Director Bob Greco discussed ...

  • New Safety Regulations to Require Defibrillators in Mines, Will Save Lives

    The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that underground coal mines will soon be required to install automated external defibrillators on the surface near the mine entry and underground in each working mine section. The requirement comes as part of a regulatory rulemaking that will appear in the Dec. 8 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin and take effect March 8, 2013. "This ...

  • Bloomer, Wisconsin, roofing contractor endangers workers, ignores safety regulations

    For the fourth time in three years, a Bloomer roofing contractor was found ignoring laws - twice by federal inspectors and twice by state inspectors - and putting them at risk by allowing them to work without fall protection equipment. In the latest instance, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors ...

  • Biffa charged with breaching health and safety regulations after man`s death

    Biffa has been charged with breaching health and safety regulations after a member of the public was killed at its Newbury household waste recycling centre. The case was brought after the Health and Safety Executive investigated the death of Dennis Krauesslar at the site in 2007. According to media reports, 58-year-old Krauesslar was allegedly hit by ...

  • Drinking Water Inspectorate Water regulation - Regulation 31

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) under the umbrella of the UK Government’s DEFRA (Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs) states that; “Protection of public health of consumers through safeguarding the quality of drinking water is a key aspect of the drinking water quality regulatory framework. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • New CDM regulations

    Revisions to the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations (1994) (CDM 94) are expected to come in to force in April 2007. Forthcoming legislation Construction remains a disproportionately dangerous industry where improvements in health and safety are urgently needed. The improvements require significant and permanent changes in dutyholder attitudes and behaviour. Since CDM 94 ...


  • New regulations for 2011

    A number of new domestic (both State and Federal) and international regulations are in effect in 2011. The new Emergency Response Guide Book, released in 2008, is now available with Chemical Safety’s Environmental Management Systems (EMS) software, as are new Building Code rules and regulations, international labeling requirements under the Global Harmonized System for labeling and ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

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