Posts Tagged ‘ Environmental Resources Management ’

Environment, Agriculture, and Infectious Diseases

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By
Environment, Agriculture, and Infectious Diseases

The complex interplay between the environment, agriculture, and infectious diseases is explored in a new technical report, Research Priorities for the Environment, Agriculture and Infectious Diseases of Poverty, released in June 2013 by the United Nations World Health Organization. Because the interaction between environment, agriculture, and infectious diseases is poorly understood, the report advocates a new approach to fighting infectious diseases based on…



Classic Auditor Failures

Jun 30th, 2012 | By
Classic Auditor Failures

Environmental, health, and safety (EHS) auditing can be a challenging profession.  It is fraught with ethical and technical dilemmas, the need to stay technically and functionally competent, and the need to have interpersonal skills and attributes that only Moses possessed.  For example, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) auditing guidelines require auditors to be ethical, open-minded,
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EHS Audits – Have We Lost Our Way? A Sequel

Aug 13th, 2011 | By
EHS Audits – Have We Lost Our Way? A Sequel

On July 11, 2010, an article titled “EHS Audits—Have We Lost Our Way?” was published in EHS Journal.[1]  It has since elicited a number of quite thoughtful and extensive comments and much general discussion.  The premise of the article was that perhaps environmental, health, and safety (EHS) audit programs have evolved, particularly in the United
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U.S. Boiler Air Rules Finalized – Relief for Some but Not All

Apr 14th, 2011 | By
U.S. Boiler Air Rules Finalized – Relief for Some but Not All

The USEPA finalized four related air emissions rules in February that will impose new air emission limitations and work practice standards on industrial boilers, process heaters, and incinerators fueled with fossil fuels, biomass, natural gas, producer gas, and solid waste fuels. The new air rules will affect refineries, chemical and manufacturing plants, steel and paper mills, commercial and institutional facilities that provide steam to heat buildings, for example at colleges and universities, and incinerators that burn commercial or industrial solid waste […]