Posts Tagged ‘ Environmental ’

Australia to Phase Out Old Safety Standards in Favor of ISO 45001

Jun 3rd, 2018 | By
Australia to Phase Out Old Safety Standards in Favor of ISO 45001

A recent Standards Australia forum involving key stakeholders saw attendees unanimously agree that an identical adoption of ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational health and safety, as soon as possible was the best possible outcome for the country. The consensus was that it would provide a “sensible” three-year transition period for businesses moving from
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America’s Greenest States

May 20th, 2018 | By
America’s Greenest States

Take a break and check out this interactive map showing environmental rankings for America’s 50 states prepared by personal-finance website WalletHub. The company’s report, 2018’s Greenest States, includes a variety of entertaining lists showing best and worst air, water, and soil quality; most LEED-certified buildings per capita; highest and lowest consumption of renewable energy; etc.
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Why Are U.S. Workplaces More Dangerous Than European Ones?

May 19th, 2018 | By
Why Are U.S. Workplaces More Dangerous Than European Ones?

On average, the American workplace is more dangerous than the Latvian, Czech, Slovakian, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Hungarian, or Estonian workplace. Considering that the United States has a much higher GDP per capita than all of these countries, this seems unlikely. Yet, it’s true. Despite the United States’ immense power on the global stage, its
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May 2018

May 7th, 2018 | By
May 2018

Welcome to the EHS Journal. This international online magazine was designed for and by environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals for the purpose of sharing knowledge and facilitating discussion within our profession. Since our launch in January 2010, we have published articles and images from more than 200 contributors in 30 countries, generating more than 1 million page views.



Trailer Safety

May 6th, 2018 | By
Trailer Safety

Take a break and watch this 60-second video on trailer safety produced by U-Haul. The bottom line: keep 60% of the weight near the front of the trailer.



Laboratory Safety: Demand Control Ventilation Challenges and Opportunities

Apr 29th, 2018 | By
Laboratory Safety: Demand Control Ventilation Challenges and Opportunities

Laboratory ventilation is an important component of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) risk management and compliance at research universities and similar institutions. Traditionally, the practice in laboratories was to maximize air change rates (ACH), with an hourly ACH rate of 12 or more considered to be sufficient to protect worker safety. There are several limitations
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USEPA Attempts To End “Once In Always In” Policy

Apr 18th, 2018 | By
USEPA Attempts To End “Once In Always In” Policy

In late January 2018 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued an internal memorandum and in early February USEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified to Congress about his desire to rescind the “Once In Always In” (OIAI) policy for major sources under the federal National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) program. Under OIAI, a
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Eco Travel: Galapagos Islands

Apr 7th, 2018 | By
Eco Travel: Galapagos Islands

Growing each year in popularity, the Galapagos Islands off of Ecuador’s coast are a highly sought-after vacation destination. The islands are also one of the world’s most fragile ecosystems. To help visitors enjoy the Galapagos while minimizing the impacts of their visit, Todd Smith, founder and president of AdventureSmith Explorations, provided the following travel recommendations.
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April 2018

Apr 3rd, 2018 | By
April 2018

Welcome to the EHS Journal. This international online magazine was designed for and by environmental, health, and safety professionals for the purpose of sharing knowledge and facilitating discussion within our profession. Since our launch in January 2010, we have published articles and images from more than 200 contributors in 30 countries, generating more than 1 million page views.



Climate Risk and Resilience: Due Diligence Assessment Approaches

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
Climate Risk and Resilience: Due Diligence Assessment Approaches

As society becomes increasingly aware of the impacts, risks, and opportunities associated with climate change, investors must broaden the scope of their environmental due diligence to include climate change considerations in their asset valuations and management strategies. Methods are needed to evaluate whether assets are vulnerable to business disruption due to the physical impacts of
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