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EHS Journal Celebrates 1 Million Page Views!

Mar 7th, 2016 | By
EHS Journal Celebrates 1 Million Page Views!

Thank you to all of the authors, artists, and readers who have contributed to the success of the EHS Journal. In January 2016, we crossed the 1 million page-view threshold, a great achievement for us all. Thank you very much for sharing your insight and knowledge with your peers. − Michael Bittner, CPEA, Editor  
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The World’s Largest Environmental Consultancies

Feb 28th, 2016 | By
The World’s Largest Environmental Consultancies

The value of the global environmental consultancy (EC) market reached US$ 27.5 billion (£ 17.7 billion) in 2014, down 4.1% over the previous year, according to the latest report by business intelligence provider Environment Analyst. The sector lagged global economic growth (3.4% in 2014) mainly due to the impact of the international mining sector downturn,
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Writing Tips: How to Style Numbers

Nov 29th, 2015 | By
Writing Tips: How to Style Numbers

Virtually everything that environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals write contains numbers, but how many people know the proper way to style (write-out) numbers in text? Mark Nichols’ article, How to Style Numbers, which appeared on the website Daily Writing Tips, provides an excellent refresher. According to Nichols, the two most important style guides are
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Radiofrequency Exposure Penalty

Nov 22nd, 2015 | By
Radiofrequency Exposure Penalty

Do you have wireless cell phone or broadband antennas on your properties? If so, this recent enforcement notice might apply to you. Although the monetary penalty was levied against the telecom company that owned the equipment, the notice highlights safety concerns that might be unmanaged at similar locations.



Safety is Job 2?

Aug 31st, 2015 | By
Safety is Job 2?

Safety isn’t Job 1, as so often claimed. If safety were Job 1, we’d never leave the house. We’d never cross a street. We’d never get in a car or on a plane. If safety were Job 1, companies would go out of business rather than send employees out to drill for oil, mine iron
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Helping Business Leaders Talk about Sustainability

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By
Helping Business Leaders Talk about Sustainability

Some sustainability professionals are lucky. They work for CEOs who, for one reason or another, “get” sustainability. Their CEOs may have been exposed to sustainability issues by their customers, by their predecessors or even by their grandchildren. Some may have made the pilgrimage to Bentonville and taken the oath (though they may not be sure
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Hazardous Waste E-Manifests One Step Closer in the U.S.

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By
Hazardous Waste E-Manifests One Step Closer in the U.S.

Use of electronic hazardous waste manifests (e-Manifests) came one step closer in the United States on January 15th when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule authorizing the use of e-Manifests. This will allow the current process, which requires paper forms, to be streamlined and greatly reduce the millions of paper manifests
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Heat Stress and Cooling Fans

Jun 30th, 2013 | By
Heat Stress and Cooling Fans

People, like machinery, tend to break down in extreme conditions. As temperatures rise, productivity falls, safety becomes questionable and comfort is no longer. Heat stress is defined as a group of conditions that result from being overly exposed to heat or overexertion in excessive ambient temperatures, a common occurrence in industrial spaces during the summer
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Principles of Adult Education

Mar 9th, 2013 | By
Principles of Adult Education

The vast majority of students who attend safety and health training sessions are adults who already possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work in their current occupations. The objective of safety and health training is to provide additional knowledge, skills, and attitudes to assist workers in recognizing and taking action to correct hazards in their current work environments. Health and safety trainers who are seeking to improve the effectiveness of their training program should review the following summary of adult learning principles published by U.S. OSHA.



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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