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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.



Canada: Audit Report Criticizes Transport Canada and National Energy Board

Feb 4th, 2012 | By
Canada: Audit Report Criticizes Transport Canada and National Energy Board

According to an audit report released by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada in December 2011, Transport Canada has not designed and implemented the management practices needed to effectively monitor regulatory compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992. Key audit findings included …



U.S. EPA Releases 2010 Toxics Release Inventory Analysis

Jan 25th, 2012 | By
U.S. EPA Releases 2010 Toxics Release Inventory Analysis

The EPA released its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for 2010 on January 5, 2012. The TRI program publishes information on toxic chemical disposals and other releases into the air, land, and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the country. Total releases including disposals for the latest reporting year, 2010, are higher than the previous two years but lower than 2007 and prior year totals . . .