Yellow Stone Oil Spill Threatens Drinking Water, OSHA’s Most Cited Standards 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:

  • Auto Industry Teams up with EPA for Voluntary Initiative
  • Yellowstone Oil Spill Threatens Drinking Water in Montana
  • FAA Issues Warning about E-cigarettes
  • OSHA’s Most Cited Standards and their Economic Impact on Businesses

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.

  • Auto Industry teams up with EPA for Voluntary Initiative. Click here
  • Yellowstone Oil Spill Update. Click here.
  • FAA issues warning about E-cigarettes. Click here
  • OSHA’s Most Cited Standards and their Economic Impact on Businesses Infographic. Click here
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EPA Delays Emissions Rules as Energy Companies Prepare for a Tumultuous Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it will delay releasing the final rules for new power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions. The rules are now scheduled to be released sometime this summer.

The EPA’s 2015 Plan for the Carbon Emissions Rules
The rules for new power plants were expected to be released on January 8, 2015, but the EPA held a press conference on the 7th to announce that they would instead be releasing both sets of rules for new and existing power plants at the same time. “We believe it’s essential to consider these overlapping issues in a coordinated fashion,” said Janet McCabe, the EPA’s acting administrator for air quality.

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ISO’s New Health & Safety Management Systems Standard, Shift Work Linked to Type 2 Diabetes, Protestors Rally Against EPA’s Clean Power 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:

  • ISO committee releases draft of ISO 45001
  • Law prohibiting bare hand contact with food repealed
  • New food safety partnership between U.S. & Mexico
  • Research links shift work to risk for Type 2 Diabetes
  • EPA’s public hearings on Clean Power Plan draw crowds

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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.

  • ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard. The first draft can be purchased from ISO here.
  • Research published in the Journal of Food Protection in 2010.
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CDC’s Anthrax Scare, EPA’s Proposal to Reduce Greenhouse Gases, Benefits of Green Buildings, 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:

  • CDC’s recent biosafety incidents cause concern
  • Solutions for employees at risk of heat stress
  • EPA releases new SNAP proposal to reduce HFC emissions
  • Studies show green workplaces boost employee engagement
  • OSHA offers new demolition safety resources

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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.

  • CDC Director Releases After-Action Report on Recent Anthrax Incident. Read the press release here.
  • Report on the Potential Exposure to Anthrax. Read the full CDC report here.
  • ISEA’s List of Heat Stress Solutions.
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EPA’s Stance on TCE, Young Worker Safety, “Unisex” PPE Concerns, 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:

  • Protecting against outdoor worker hazards
  • EPA wants stronger laws to decrease health risks of TCE
  • Results of a new survey on workplace noise levels
  • OSHA worried about safety of young workers
  • Ill-fitting PPE may present a hazard to female workers

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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’s David Michaels’ Blog Post: Read it here.
  • OSHA’s Resources for Young Workers. Check them out here.
  • EPA Trichloroethylene (TCE) Alternatives and Risk Reduction Workshop. Find out more here.
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Friday the 13th Health and Safety, OSHA I2P2 Update, MSHA “Walk and Talk” Safety Initiative 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:

  • Friday the 13th makes for improved health and safety
  • OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) placed on “long-term action” list
  • MSHA launches ‘walk and talk’ safety initiative
  • EPA, DOL and DHS release blueprint for improving chemical facilities’ safety
  • Two jet collision in Boston leaves zero injured

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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.

  • EPA, DOL, and DHS Report: “Actions to Improve Chemical Facilities’ Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment.” View it here.
  • Department of Labor
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EPA’s New Carbon Pollution Rule, National Safety Stand-Down Week, Tips for Safer Construction Sites 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:

  • EPA announces new carbon pollution rule for power plants
  • Canada relaxes flight safety rules related to mobile devices
  • AIHA Yant Award winner’s research on standing vs. sitting
  • National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction
  • EHS professionals invited to fill out 2014 National Safety Survey
  • Three steps to a safer construction site

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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.

  • National Safety Stand-down. Find out more here.
  • EHS Today’s 2014 National Safety Survey. Take the survey here.
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