Workers’ Memorial Day, NIOSH Seeks Mine-Rescue Robots, Canadian Fracking Report Released 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:

  • Workers’ Memorial Day 2014 focus on chemical safety
  • “Preventable Deaths 2014” report released
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Virginia
  • Transport Canada announces new railway regulations
  • IOSH launches new UAE branch
  • NIOSH seeking proposals for mine-rescue robotics
  • New report assesses environmental impacts of fracking

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EHS This Week Resources

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

  • International Labour Organization (ILO): Safety and Health in the Use of Chemicals at Work. Read the report here.
  • Preventable Deaths 2014 Report. Read the full report
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Remembering the 2013 Texas Fertilizer Explosion and Bangladesh Factory Collapse, Construction Safety Day, Earth Day 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:

  • NTSB to hold general aviation safety seminar
  • CSB says 2013 fertilizer plant explosion was preventable
  • Steps toward safety reform in Bangladesh’s garment industry
  • Construction Safety Day and “Fatal Four” statistics
  • Earth Day 2014 and the Green Cities campaign

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EHS This Week Resources

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

  • Aviation Safety Seminar. Find out more here.
  • Safety and Security Guidelines for Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate. View them here.
  • The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Learn more here
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NIOSH Offers Black Lung Screenings, EPA Proposes Largest Cleanup Yet, Tips for Employers with an Aging Workforce 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:

  • NIOSH offers free black lung tests to coal miners
  • FRA proposes minimum crew size
  • Hazardous industries in Winnipeg face annual inspections
  • Largest cleanup in EPA history proposed
  • Study finds back pain is the #1 ergonomic issue worldwide
  • Tips for employers faced with an aging workforce

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EHS This Week Resources

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

  • NIOSH’s Video “Faces of Black Lung.” View it here.
  • Largest Proposed Cleanup in EPA History. Read it here.
  • NIOSH’s Publication “Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for
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Deadly East Harlem Gas Explosion, New OSHA Whistleblower Protection for Food Industry, Peru’s Illegal Gold Mining Protests, 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:

  • Deadly East Harlem gas explosion
  • New OSHA whistleblower protection for food industry
  • U.S. Coast Guard cruise ship inspections
  • Peru’s illegal gold mining protests
  • EU-OSHA announces their 2020 goals
  • New deaths in the telecommunications tower industry
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 update

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EHS This Week Resources

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

  • OSHA whistleblower protection for food industry. Read it here.
  • From Near-Miss to At-Risk: How Untracked Data Costs Lives and Kills Profits. Read it here.
  • EU-OSHA 2020 goals. Read it
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Erin Brockovich investigates West Virginia chemical spill, OSHA’s top 10 cited standards, Ontario Safety Blitz, 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:

  • Erin Brockovich investigates West Virginia chemical spill
  • OSHA’s top 10 cited standards
  • Ontario Safety Blitz, and more.

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Tips for slips, trips and falls, OSHA renewed alliance, 10 sustainable energy trends that changed business in 2013, 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:

  • Tips for slips, trips and falls
  • OSHA renewed alliance
  • 10 sustainable energy trends that changed business in 2013, and more.

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OSHA Cold Stress Card, CPWR Toolbox Talks, REAL sustainable food certification, 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:

  • OSHA Cold Stress Card
  • CPWR Toolbox Talks
  • REAL sustainable food certification, and more.

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OSHA’s regulatory agenda for 2014, Healthcare’s aging workforce, USDA & EPA water quality trading, 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:

  • OSHA’s regulatory agenda for 2014
  • Healthcare’s aging workforce
  • USDA & EPA expanded water quality trading program, and more.

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How to reduce deadlines for employers, OSHA Final GHS Rule deadline, Ontario jurisdiction bans coal, 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:

  • How to reduce deadlines for employers
  • OSHA Final GHS Rule deadline
  • Ontario jurisdiction bans coal, and more.

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NIOSH limits worker exposure to nanomaterials, EPA increases civil penalties, Decrease in carbon pollution, 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:

  • NIOSH limits worker exposure to nanomaterials
  • EPA increases civil penalties
  • Decrease in carbon pollution, and more.

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.

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