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How Effective is OSHA?

Mar 2nd, 2013 | By

Here’s an interesting information graphic comparing the achievements and disappointments of the U.S. Occupational, Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Is OSHA a wasteful regulatory nightmare or a common sense program that saves lives?



Eye Protection Video

Jan 6th, 2013 | By
Eye Protection Video

Take a break and watch this 60-second clip that uses a tomato and a nail to demonstrate the importance of wearing eye protection.



Revised PM2.5 Standard Issued by USEPA

Jan 4th, 2013 | By
Revised PM2.5 Standard Issued by USEPA

In response to a court order, the U.S. EPA finalized on December 14, 2012 an update to its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution (PM2.5), setting the annual health standard at 12 micrograms per cubic meter. This announcement has no effect on the existing daily standard for fine particles or the existing daily standard for coarse particles (PM10)…



2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index Results Released

Sep 16th, 2012 | By
2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index Results Released

  Results of the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) review were released on September 13, 2012 by SAM, the investment boutique focused exclusively on sustainability investing, and S&P Dow Jones Indices. Forty-one companies were added and 41 companies were deleted from the DJSI World index resulting in a total of 340 component companies for
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UK Environmental Consulting Market Stabilizes

Aug 7th, 2012 | By
UK Environmental Consulting Market Stabilizes

Adapted from the Environment Analyst After two successive years of decline, the environmental consultancy market in the United Kingdom halted its downward trend in 2011, and even secured a modest 0.7% increase, according to research undertaken by Environment Analyst. The small but welcome growth, following contractions of 8.8% and 7.7% in 2009 and 2010 respectively,
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Donald Duck Safety Video

Aug 5th, 2012 | By
Donald Duck Safety Video

Take a break and watch this historic safety video featuring Donald Duck. Released in 1959, this 6-minute clip contrasts safe behavior at home with safety in an industrial setting.



Diesel Engine Exhaust Declared a Carcinogen by IARC

Jul 8th, 2012 | By
Diesel Engine Exhaust Declared a Carcinogen by IARC

Diesel engine exhaust was classified on June 12, 2012 as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The reclassification of diesel engine exhaust from probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A) to carcinogenic to humans was based on evidence showing that exposure to diesel exhaust is associated with an
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The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

Jun 17th, 2012 | By
The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

ExxonMobil’s view of the world’s energy future through the year 2040 was recently published in The Outlook for Energy. According to The Outlook for Energy, the future of energy use and development will vary by region, reflecting diverse economic and demographic trends as well as the evolution of technology and government policies. ExxonMobil predicts that
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Hard Hat Safety Video – Watermelon and Falling Brick

Mar 20th, 2012 | By
Hard Hat Safety Video – Watermelon and Falling Brick

Take a break and watch this short video on hard hat safety.



Safety Advice from the Simpsons

Feb 25th, 2012 | By
Safety Advice from the Simpsons

Spice up your safety training with these 13-second video clips from the Simpsons: Homer’s first aid kit and Homer performs CPR.