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    Natural Flood Management and the role of environmental monitoring

    Flooding is a natural process, but it can cause heavy economic loss and endangers lives.  Flood risk is expected to increase with climate change and increased urbanisation, so a heavy responsibility lies with those that allocate funding and formulate flood management strategy. In the following article, Nigel Grimsley from OTT Hydromet in the UK explains how the success of such plans (both ...


    By OTT HydroMet

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    Filtermist International announces business restructure to deliver single-source ‘clean air’ solution to customers

    Filtermist International Limited has restructured its UK business operations to ensure it delivers a single-source solution for customers looking for cleaner, safer and more productive work environments. The industrial air filtration specialist has completed a number of acquisitions over the past three years, which have significantly expanded its product and service offering in dust extraction ...


    By Dustcheck Limited

  • Electronic Cigarettes and the Work Environment

    In October of last year, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) released a white paper about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).  Electronic Cigarettes in the Indoor Environment discusses the growing popularity of e-cigarettes worldwide and concerns about the limited information about these products and potential exposure concerns for their users and others through second-hand ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Working with the UK Environment Agency

    In this last year Flood Ark has been busy working with the Environment Agency to help people protect their homes against flooding. One of the worst hit area’s was in Cumbria and the Environment Agency has taken a very proactive approach and helped flood victims protect their properties by giving some funding towards flood protection. The enclosed link discusses Flood Ark and the work that ...


    By Flood Ark Ltd

  • Flexible working saves money and the environment

    Allowing staff to work from home reduces pollution, waste and even helps to reduce a company's carbon footprint but beyond these strong environmental arguments there can be competitive advantages.  'There are a lot of environmental benefits if you cut down in people commuting to the office,' said David Horwood, managing director of Ihotdesk, an IT support company which champions flexible ...

  • Advances in technology that create safer working environments

    Technology is changing how organisations measure every aspect of their business, from financial performance to how well we interact with clients. But how can technology be used effectively to create safer workplaces? Join the  ...


    By DEKRA Insight

  • Portable FTIR verifies safe working environment

    One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies recently employed a new portable FTIR multiparameter gas analyser from Quantitech to check air quality in an office for which there had been a number of odour complaints. Monitoring up to 25 compounds simultaneously, the FTIR was able to demonstrate compliance with occupational safety limits. Many gases are odourless, however, it is important ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Working environment safe from hazardous conditions

    PVM V819 technology provides microscope quality images in process environments The probe-based PVM (Particle Vision & Measurement) is designed for easy installation directly into a pipeline, reactor or other vessel in order to capture real-time particle and droplet images as they naturally exist in processes at full process concentration and under typical process temperatures and pressures. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Risk assessment – the key to a better work environment

    “With better risk assessment practices, we can prevent many workplace accidents that occur every day all around Europe”, says Dr Jukka Takala, Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Dr Takala will be visiting Sweden next week, as a speaker at the high level conference on labour market inclusion under the Swedish Presidency of the European Union. The conference is ...

  • Conservation and agriculture must work together

    Conservationists and agriculturalists must harness new, integrated approaches to achieve biodiversity and agricultural goals, argues Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environment Programme. Agricultural development is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Working towards a greener postal sector

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) have agreed to work together to slash the CO2 emissions caused by members of the postal sector. Under the agreement signed in Berne last week by Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, and Edouard Dayan, Director General of the UPU, UNEP will help the UPU calculate the volumes of greenhouse gases generated by ...

  • New Canadian program in the works for tire recycling

    A new tire recycling program is under development by Waste Diversion Ontario. The province has directed the group to: develop a program that will recycle 90 per cent of Ontario’s used tires by its fifth year design a plan to clean-up existing tire stockpiles as quickly as possible ensure that the program is self-funding, with an industry organization collecting program fees from ...

  • Global Agreement on Mercury Pollution In the Works

    The soaring price of gold may be increasing mercury pollution locally and worldwide. The poisonous heavy metal is used to extract gold from ore in many artisanal mining operations which involve millions of workers and their families. Experts also worry that the increased burning of coal, which naturally contains mercury, is causing the toxic to be released into the air and spread around the ...

  • Achieving environment, health & safety compliance with the work of ART

    Ted Polakowski, Citation Technologies’ Vice President, will be speaking on “Achieving EHS Compliance with the work of ART” during ESS EXPO.09 at The Westin Riverwalk hotel in San Antonio on Tuesday, October 6th, at 2:30 p.m. Companies invest in an EMIS to reach a goal of EHS compliance. Once installed, many companies do not achieve the level of success expected. This lower compliance achievement ...


    By Citation Global, Inc.

  • Mold Exposure in the Work Environment Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses mold exposure that may take place in the work environment.   “While many government agencies have released documents that address mold exposure, there are currently no federal standards for airborne concentrations of mold or mold ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Low-sulphur marine fuels work!

    Requiring ships to use low-sulphur fuels and slow down makes a massive difference to air pollution, according to a new study from America. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took emissions readings from a commercial container ship using high-sulphur fuels, and then compared them to readings from the same ship using low-sulphur fuels and reducing its speed from 22 knots to 12 ...

  • Occupational Allergens in Work Environments throughout Puerto Rico

    It may sound odd, but for some workers in Puerto Rico, they may actually be allergic to their work.  An occupational allergy occurs when a worker is exposed to a substance or substances that cause them to have an allergic reaction.  Sometimes this can be due to environmental allergens already in the workplace.  These could include mold or dust mites in a humid or a water ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Environment/industrial policy: Live and work in better buildings

    Today the Commission adopted new proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of new and renovated buildings by increasing resource efficiency and improving the information available about the environmental performance of buildings. The results should be: good for the environment. Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted ...

  • Cold Stress and Work Environments Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how cold temperatures can impact both outdoor workers during the chilly months and indoor workers who are in cold manmade environments year-round.  “Workers exposed to extreme cold or who work in frigid environments may be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Working with waste contractors

    In October, we visited a materials recovery facility to fi nd out more about how our construction waste is diverted from landfill. MSK Waste Management and Recycling has provided waste management services on a number of our projects, including the fi tout of 201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower. MSK segregates, re-uses and recycles a wide range of waste streams at its £10 million facility in ...

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