Health and Safety

How to Remove a Tick

Apr 6th, 2014 | By
How to Remove a Tick

Take a break and watch this short video that shows the best way to remove a tick using narrow-pointed tweezers.



GHS Compliance for U.S. Facilities

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By
GHS Compliance for U.S. Facilities

The revised Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard promulgated by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) implements changes to promote worker safety through the adoption of three primary tenets of the United Nations-sanctioned Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, otherwise referred to as GHS. This article outlines key compliance requirements pertaining to
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Hazardous Materials: 4 Common Shipping Mistakes

Jan 21st, 2014 | By
Hazardous Materials: 4 Common Shipping Mistakes

People often make mistakes when shipping hazardous materials, and this article provides strategies for hazardous materials offerors in the United States to avoid four common shipping errors: failing to understand regulatory differences between modes of transportation; mistakenly assuming that common articles and substances are non-hazardous; failing to understand the regulatory implications of returned and self-transported
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The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms (2012 – 2013)

Jan 18th, 2014 | By
The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms (2012 – 2013)

Editor’s Note: This article, published in January 2014, provides information on company performance from 2012. For an updated list of the world’s largest environmental consulting companies, click here.   The value of the global environmental consulting (EC) market reached US$27.4 billion (£16.7 billion) in 2012, up 3.6% over the previous year, according to the latest report
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Company President Sentenced to Prison for Safety Violations

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By
Company President Sentenced to Prison for Safety Violations

A company president in the United States has been sentenced to serve up to 20 years in prison for his role in safety deficiencies that caused the death of two men. The prison sentence is in addition to a US$ 1.2 million penalty levied against the company in 2010 and a personal penalty of US$
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ISO 45001:2016 – New Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard

Dec 11th, 2013 | By
ISO 45001:2016 – New Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard

ISO recently announced that ISO Committee ISO/PC 283 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems, has been formed with an objective to develop and publish an international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) based on OHSAS 18001. The new standard will be known as ISO 45001. At the first meeting of the committee ISO/PC
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PSM Changes Considered by OSHA

Dec 10th, 2013 | By
PSM Changes Considered by OSHA

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comments to address possible changes and updates in the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard; Explosives and Blasting Agents standard; Flammable Liquids standard; and Spray Finishing standard. OSHA is also considering changes to its PSM enforcement policies.   Possible PSM Changes According to the
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Where Have You Gone, Ernest Hemingway?

Nov 20th, 2013 | By
Where Have You Gone, Ernest Hemingway?

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”  — Ernest Hemingway   I’ve always thought that two of the most interesting challenges in one’s career as an EHS professional might be (1) to write an article on effective writing and (2) to give a presentation on effective
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Process Safety: Three Critical Topics to Engage Employees

Nov 3rd, 2013 | By
Process Safety: Three Critical Topics to Engage Employees

Take a stroll through any refinery, gas plant, or maybe an offshore oil platform. Ask operators how they define process safety. The answers might be a mix of “Don’t blow the place up,” and “Keep the product in the pipe.” Those answers indicate an awareness of process safety. However, they aren’t particularly helpful in keeping
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Open for Business: EHS Priorities Following the U.S. Government Shutdown

Oct 27th, 2013 | By
Open for Business: EHS Priorities Following the U.S. Government Shutdown

A lot of attention has been spent explaining the impacts of the 16-day U.S. federal government shutdown, which ended on October 17th.  Although the shutdown did slow rulemaking efforts at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as federal employees were furloughed, the shutdown has now ended and these activities are proceeding as scheduled. This article
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