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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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Health Canada Seeking Comments on Proposed GHS Regulation

Aug 15th, 2014 | By
Health Canada Seeking Comments on Proposed GHS Regulation

Canada’s efforts to implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) moved forward on August 8th with Health Canada’s release of proposed Hazardous Products Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I, for public comment. Interested parties may submit comments in writing to Health Canada by September 8, 2014. Comments on affected
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Solar Roadways: Revolution or SciFi Fantasy?

Jul 27th, 2014 | By
Solar Roadways: Revolution or SciFi Fantasy?

Take a break and watch this entertaining video about solar powered roadways. Developers hope to use this technology to convert parking lots and roads to solar collectors with programmable lane markings, sport court outlines, etc.



Heat Stress Training – Free Presentations Evaluated

Jun 18th, 2014 | By
Heat Stress Training – Free Presentations Evaluated

There’s no shortage of free safety training presentations on the Internet, but as we all know, the quality varies greatly. Compliance and Safety, a U.S.-based consultancy, reviewed 7 free heat stress presentations and provided comments and ratings for each one.



India E-Waste Market and Vendors

Jun 8th, 2014 | By
India E-Waste Market and Vendors

Electronic waste (E-Waste) is generated from old, discarded or obsolete electronic products. E-Waste can be toxic in nature because it contains hazardous metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. In India as well as other developing countries, the majority of electronic products are not recycled, which poses a serious environmental and health risk. E-Waste in
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U.S. Power Plants Required to Cut Carbon Pollution

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By
U.S. Power Plants Required to Cut Carbon Pollution

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released on June 2, 2014 the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the
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