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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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In Defense of Small EHS Consulting Firms

May 13th, 2012 | By
In Defense of Small EHS Consulting Firms

On December 30, 2011, an article titled The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms was posted in the EHS Journal. The article highlighted the “Global 12,” the 12 largest environmental consulting firms. These are firms that have many offices located, in most cases, around the world, and they offer a wide breadth of environmental, health, and
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China: Environmental Protection Through the Resources Tax Reform

Dec 16th, 2011 | By
China: Environmental Protection Through the Resources Tax Reform

On November 1, 2011, the amended China Provisional Regulation of Resources Tax (资源税暂行条例)[1] came into force. The amended regulation imposes a five to ten percent tax rate on the sale of crude oil and natural gas. The tax rate for rare earth ores and coking coal also increased, while the tax rate for regular coal,
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Workplace Injuries Decline in the United States

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By
Workplace Injuries Decline in the United States

Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in the United States in 2010 to a rate of 3.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. Nearly 3.1 million injuries and illnesses were reported among private sector industry employers in 2010, down from 3.3 million reported in 2009. The health care and social assistance industry sector (case rate of 5.2) had more reported illnesses and injuries than any other sector, and public sector employees are injured at a rate that is approximately 60 percent higher than the private sector rate. [continue reading]



Behavior-based Safety — A Sustainability Advantage

Jul 17th, 2010 | By
Behavior-based Safety — A Sustainability Advantage

Are you feeling a little unsettled about how to demonstrate sustainability in your day-to-day health and safety practice? This article explores how a company can protect one of its most important sustainable resources, its employees, through implementation of a behavior-based safety program.



Preventing Secondary Dust Explosions

Jan 9th, 2010 | By
Preventing Secondary Dust Explosions

Over the years, combustible dusts have been involved in a number of fires and explosions. This article explains secondary dust explosion hazards and provides recommendations for preventing dust explosions.