EPA New Methane Emissions Rule, Occupational Deaths on the Rise and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Occupational Death rates on the rise!
  • EPA imposes new rule on Methane Emissions
  • Cal/OSHA Issues Citations to Exxon Mobil for Health and Safety Violations

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Deaths in the Workplace Continue to Rise. Click here
  • EPA New Rule on Methane Emissions. Click here
  • Citations Issued to Exxon Mobil for Health & Safety Violations. Click here
  • Intelex Receives $160M in Strategic Growth Investment. Click here
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Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Safety Groups Push for Veto to OSHA Funding Cuts and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Obama Administration Unveils Clean Power Plan
  • Safety Advocates Push for Veto to OSHA Funding Cuts

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • GreenBiz Webinar, “The Road to Paris: The Role of Business at COP21. Click here
  • Blog Post, “5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan. Click here.
  • Obama Administration Looks to Reduce Carbon Emissions from Power Plants. Click here
  • Safety Advocates Push for Veto to OSHA Funding Cuts. Click here
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Large Corporations Tackle Climate Change, Company Violates Age Policy and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Corporate Giants Tackle Climate Change
  • Company Violates Age Policy
  • Erin Brockovich Shines Light on USDA approval of Chickens to China for processing

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Major U.S. Corporations Teaming up to Fight Climate Change. Click here
  • Company Violates Age Policy. Click here.
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5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan

This article was co-authored by Kristin Meek and was republished with permission from the World Resources Institute, a global research organization which seeks to create equity and prosperity through sustainable natural resource management.

Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever standards to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from existing power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. After an extended comment period during which the agency received more than 4 million comments, EPA is expected to finalize the plan this summer. By addressing the single-largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, this plan is one of the most important near-term tools the country can use to help reach its goal of reducing emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Here are 5 key questions to keep in mind as we look forward to the final Clean Power Plan:

1) How much will

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FAA Launches Fly Safe Campaign, Pope Francis’ Encyclical and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • FAA Launches Fly Safe Campaign
  • Pope Francis Releases Encyclical on Climate and Environment
  • Update from the Oil and Gas Industry

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • FAA Launches Fly Safe Campaign. Click here
  • What you need to know about Pope Francis’ Encyclical. Click here.
  • COP 21 Paris, Climate Change Conference. Click here
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NIOSH Teams up with OSHA, Addressing Climate Change and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Companies Addressing Climate Change
  • NIOSH, OSHA offer toolkit on respiratory protection for health care workers
  • NIOSH Collaborating with Wikipedia
  • Healthier Hospital Initiative Seeing Results
  • NSC Cellphone related Car Crashes has increased

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • NSC Report on Distracted Driving. Click here
  • NIOSH Collaboration with Wikipedia Press Release. Click here.
  • Healthier Hospitals Initiative Milestone Report. Click here
  • Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit. Click here
  • “Mind the Science” May 2015 Report: Click here
  • We Mean
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Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, Europe Tackles Climate Change, Ebola Workplace Health and Safety and More on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Safety Initiative leads to more than 1000 factory inspections in Bangladesh
  • Europe gathering support to tackle climate change
  • Commentary says Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) undercounts injuries and illnesses
  • Addressing Ebola workplace health & safety concerns
  • Ebola outbreak prompts call for PPE innovations

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, w e’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • The Accord: Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Read more here.
  • Mayors Adapt initiative. Learn more here.
  • European Commission website on Climate Action. Check it
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OHS injuries and illness in health care, safety in the wind industry and more on EHS This Week

Check out the most recent podcast of EHS This Week.

This week, Kristy Sadler and I discuss top stories from the world of environment, health and safety news, including 

  • The relationship between days away from work and OHS injuries and illnesses in the health care sector.
  • The unexpected number one reason for on the job injuries at the Tucson fire department.
  • Safety issues in the wind power industry, and more.

Check back on a weekly basis for our rundown of the week’s top EHS Stories.

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