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Emergency Management and Security
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Robot Hell: Fukushima Disaster Site 'Needs Smarter Bots' for Clean-Up »
By RT New ideas are essential for developing robots capable of surviving the devastating conditions of the damaged Fu...

Emerging Issues and Technologies
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
EPA eases path for new chemicals, raising fears of health hazards »
By NBC News The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting course under the Trump administration on how it assesses...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Toxic pollutants in California mudslide present cleanup challenges »
By Bloomberg A potential environmental emergency is looming as cleanup continues from California’s deadly mudslide:...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House passes EPA contaminated site clean-up bill »
By The Hill   The House passed a bill Thursday reauthorizing an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cont...
Monday, December 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
This new report maps every hazardous military waste site in Kansas and Missouri »
By The Kansas City Star   The Environmental Protection Agency estimates there are 40 million acres of land...
Sunday, December 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What the Standards Require »
By OSHA   Two important OSHA standards for anyone working with hazardous chemicals, such as acids and caustics,...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Demolition Hazards in Construction »
By 360 Training Statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) showed that almost 1,000 c...

Environmental Assessment and Site Remediation
Friday, June 2, 2017
EPA Advises Facility Operators to Minimize Releases during Hazardous Weather »
By Facility Safety Management Magazine As hurricane season approaches, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is iss...

Environmental Protection Issues
Thursday, February 8, 2018
EPA: Butte Hill cleanup agreement reached »
By the Montana Standard The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a milestone agreement with all the parties o...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
EPA: Air Emissions of Toxic Chemicals From Industrial Factories Down More Than 50 Perfect Since 2005 »
By EHS Today EPA released its annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis , which offers some good news...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Study Identifies More Than 6,600 Fracking Spills Over 10-Year Period »
By The Huffington Post A controversial method of oil and natural gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, or fra...

HAZMAT Transportation
Monday, June 5, 2017
Key Requirements for Employees Transporting Hazmats »
By Occupational Health & Safety Between OSHA and EPA's training requirements, employees who handle hazardous mate...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Hazmat Traveling by Train Through Suburbs Raises Concerns »
By Daily Herald Nine railcars carrying liquid sulfur toppled over March 15 in Lake Forest, and not a drop spilled, aut...

Information Management
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
OSHA Creates Hazardous Waste Ops and Emergency Response Page »
By Facility Safety Management Magazine The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created a Hazardous Waste...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Senate Votes to Eliminate Recordkeeping Update, President Supports Measure »
By EHS Today On March 22, the U.S. Senate voted along party lines (50-48) to approve House Joint Resolution 83: “Disap...

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Unique oil spill in East China Sea frustrates scientists »
By the Scientific American   When the Iranian oil tanker Sanchi collided with a cargo ship, caught fire and san...
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Report on the Seminar and Training Course Held During October 2016 in Bangalore and Mysore, India »
  Posted by Rampur Viswanath, Ph.D., REM, CHMM, on January 5, 2017 &nb...

Legal and Regulatory Issues
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
OSHA Delays Enforcement of Crystalline Silica Standard in the Construction Industry »
By EHS Today OSHA on April 6 announced a three-month delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard for cons...
Friday, March 10, 2017
Hazardous Waste Rule Changes May Impact Indiana Businesses »
By the Indiana Lawyer Recent changes to the regulations implementing the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Ac...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
House Overturns OSHA’s 2015 Recordkeeping Amendment Stemming from the Volks Case »
By EHS Today In one of the first in what probably will be a long line of changes for recent regulations and amendmen...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
OSHA Releases New GHS Enforcement Memo »
By Lion Technology Inc. In a memo aimed at field staff who perform workplace safety inspections and issued in Septe...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Bill Would Help Communities Prepare For Hazardous Materials »
By Montana Public Radio About 10 people testified Wednesday for a bill that would create a task force to help communit...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Safety and Performance Excellence: Safety vs. Productivity: If Either Wins, Both Lose »
By EHS Today The word "balance" does not find its way into many corporate strategy statements, but maybe it should...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Is Your Company Falling Victim to These EHS Myths? »
By Environmental Leader Improperly managing environment, health and safety risk can be a costly mistake for envir...

Workplace Safety and Industrial Hygiene
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Corporations Still Unprepared for Emergency Situations »
By Facility Safety Management Magazine As security and employee safety remain at risk, unpreparedness is still affecti...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Optimizing Safety Through Leading Indicators »
By EHS Today   In the past, the most common way to measure the safety performance of a business was to l...
Monday, August 14, 2017
New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries »
By Facility Safety Management Magazine State agencies today announced final approval of new regulations to strengthen...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
MSHA Implements Medical Standards Action Plan »
By Facility Safety Management Magazine The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration is impl...
Monday, August 7, 2017
OSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica »
By OSHA OSHA will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction until September 23...

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