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USEPA Issues Final Wastewater Effluent Guidelines for Steam Electric Power Generating

Oct 26th, 2015 | By
USEPA Issues Final Wastewater Effluent Guidelines for Steam Electric Power Generating

This article was adapted from the USEPA web site. Contact the editor if you would be interested in writing an easy-to-read analysis of this rule for publication in the EHS Journal. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on September 30, 2015, finalized a rule revising the regulations for the Steam Electric Power Generating category. The rule sets the
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Vehicle Safety: Cars and Motorcycles

Sep 3rd, 2015 | By
Vehicle Safety: Cars and Motorcycles

Take a break and watch these short public safety announcements regarding vehicles and motorcycles. These are great clips for safety talks.



BP Agrees to Settle Deepwater Horizon Claims for $18.7 Billion

Jul 4th, 2015 | By
BP Agrees to Settle Deepwater Horizon Claims for $18.7 Billion

BP announced July 2, 2015 that its United States Upstream subsidiary has executed agreements with the U.S. federal government and five U.S. Gulf Coast states to resolve claims made by federal, state, and more than 400 local government entities. In the agreement, BP has committed to paying up to US$ 18.7 billion spread over 18 years. Settlement terms are as follows:



OSHA Publishes Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers

Jun 12th, 2015 | By
OSHA Publishes Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers

From the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers was published by U.S. OSHA on June 1, 2015. The publication provides guidance to employers on best practices regarding restroom access for transgender workers. The guide was developed at the request of the National Center for Transgender Equality,
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EPA Clean Water Act Infographic – Great for Training

Jun 7th, 2015 | By
EPA Clean Water Act Infographic – Great for Training

The USEPA has published a simple infographic providing interesting facts and figures associated with clean water. The infographic could be used for annual environmental training, Earth Day events, etc. to stimulate a discussion about the importance of clean water. http://www2.epa.gov/cleanwaterrule/why-clean-water-rules   Photograph: Trippy by James Farmer, Soka, Saitama, Japan.   Return to the EHS Journal
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Welding Gas Truck Explosion

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
Welding Gas Truck Explosion

Take a break and watch this short video of a truck carrying welding gases, oxygen and acetylene, that crashes on the highway.         http://www.youtube.com/embed/FG1LGKieTxY?rel=0   Photograph: Gas Bottles by Esra Su, Frankfurt, Germany.   Return to the EHS Journal Home Page



The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms (2013 – 2014)

Feb 15th, 2015 | By
The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms (2013 – 2014)

Editor’s Note: This article, published in February 2015, provides information on company performance from 2013. For an updated list of the world’s largest environmental consulting companies, click here.   The world’s 25 largest environmental consulting (EC) companies accounted for 46% of the total EC market according to the latest data released by Environment Analyst. The data,
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Emergency Survival: Start a Fire with a Gum Wrapper

Jan 5th, 2015 | By
Emergency Survival: Start a Fire with a Gum Wrapper

Take a break and watch this 30-second video that shows you how to start a fire with a gum wrapper and a flashlight battery.   Video uploaded by the King of Random.com. Photograph: Bonfire 5 by Garret Voight, White Bear Lake, Minnesota, U.S.A.   Return to the EHS Journal Home Page



Safety Accident Prevention Videos

Jan 2nd, 2015 | By
Safety Accident Prevention Videos

Take a break and watch these powerful accident prevention videos developed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in Ontario, Canada.     The videos, which were developed as part of the WSIB’s Prevent-It.ca campaign, were designed to stimulate discussion among employers and workers, inspiring a “change in the mindset that says workplace injuries and
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New Reporting Requirements for Serious Injuries and Fatalities Announced by U.S. OSHA

Sep 11th, 2014 | By
New Reporting Requirements for Serious Injuries and Fatalities Announced by U.S. OSHA

On September 11, 2014, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced new requirements for reporting severe injuries and fatalities. It also updated the list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements. The new reporting requirements go into effect on January 1, 2015.   Summary OSHA’s final rule* requires employers to notify
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