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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Two new small balers for easy waste compaction

    We have redesigned our B3 and revived our B4. Two small balers for recycling in Small Format Retail Stores and in hotels and restaurants. The balers offer you a lot of advantages and their small sizes make them easy to install even in tight spaces. 1. Low overall height Less than 2 meters (1885 mm) ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Scientists remove reliance on seasonality in new lines of broccoli, potentially doubling crop production

    Scientists at the John Innes Centre are developing a new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that goes from seed to harvest in 8-10 weeks. It has the potential to deliver two full crops a season in-field or it can be grown all year round in protected conditions, which could help with continuity of supply, as growers would no longer be reliant on seasonal weather conditions. The part of the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Accurate Dosing Pumps Enable Welsh Water To Maintain Strict Phosphorus Limits And Reduce Maintenance Costs

    To help overcome the repeated blockage of diaphragm pumps when dosing ferric sulphate at wastewater treatment plants, a number of Welsh Water sites now feature Qdos 30 peristaltic pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG). The investment is expected to achieve a quick return thanks to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Accidents at work

    59 families were devastated by fatal injuries in the UK construction industry in 2005/2006. • 24 deaths were as a result of a fall of more than 2 metres • The majority were employed in small companies• An effective H & S management system, like the newly updated BS OHSAS 18001, is seen as necessary to reduce impact further There is a demonstrable improvement in the ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Maintain a Safe Working Environment with TargetSolutions’ Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

    The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says more than 11,000 charges of sexual harassment were filed as recently as 2011. According to the United States Department of Justice, claims amount to more than one billion dollars in annual losses. Sexual harassment creates an environment of ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Lead Exposure Risks in the Work Environment Discussed in New Video

    Today (Feb 28, 2016), the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses potential lead exposure risks for workers.  “Many people worry about lead in their homes or in the environment, but for some workers, occupational exposure risks may be their greatest ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Green teens: more than half are interested in working in the environment

    Survey results released today by Canon Canada reveal that 56 per cent of Canadian teens are interested in a career in the environment, but close to the same amount (51 per cent) aren't clear on the career opportunities available to them. The survey, conducted by Harris/Decima on behalf of Canon Canada, polled 1,001 teens across Canada and marks the kick-off to the annual Canon Envirothon, one of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Dürr campus dedicates new modern working environment to 1,500 employees

    In the presence of Baden-Württemberg's minister president, Günther Oettinger, and 200 guests, Dürr has dedicated its new headquarters in Bietigheim-Bissingen today. The Dürr Campus stands for open communication, efficient operational processes, and an energy-saving approach to resources. About 1,500 people are employed at the site, of whom about 900 moved there a few weeks ago from the company's ...

  • Brothers Work Together to Rid Homes of Junk Mail and Save the Environment

    Ferndale, Mich.—Did you know that the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year? With over 62 billion pieces (four million tons) of junk mail being produced annually, imagine what all of that waste is doing to the environment. Three Ferndale, Mich. brothers know, and have combined their efforts to eliminate both problems with the same solution, forming a company appropriately ...


  • Testing Environment

    During the summer of 2012 I was one of the lucky, if undeserving, torch bearers for the London Olympics. The fact that a UN bureaucrat was given such an honour owes much to the growing importance of the environment in sport worldwide. Since 1994, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has been working ever closer with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to raise the 'green' bar of the summer ...

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