EPA’s Upcoming Climate Rule, Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls, National Safety Month 2014 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’s upcoming climate rule for power plants
  • MIOSHA’s Residential Safety Day
  • FSMA’s transportation rule comment period
  • Tips for preventing slips, trips and falls
  • Re-thinking “low risk” facilities and compliance
  • What to expect from National Safety Month 2014

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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.

  • MIOSHA Building up Residential Safety Day Registration Form. Access it here.
  • FSMA Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. Review and submit a comment here.
  • 10 Facts You Should
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International Water Safety Day, Turkish Coal Mine Disaster, EPA Training Grants 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:

  • Recognizing International Water Safety Day
  • Fatal Turkish coal mine explosion and fire
  • West Virginia coal mine collapse
  • NIOSH releases guide for small businesses
  • EPA announces environmental job training grants
  • Public Citizen report weighs in on I2P2

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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 Guide for Small Businesses – View it here.
  • OSHA Regulatory Agenda – View it here.
  • EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants – Learn more about the program here.
  • Department
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Earth Day 2014: Green Cities & ISO 14001

Every April 22, more than one billion people across 190 countries recognize Earth Day. In honor of this year’s theme, Green Cities, we’re talking about how ISO 14001 is helping cities across the world take steps towards sustainability.

The EPA’s Stance on ISO 14001 & Green Cities
ISO 14001 is a voluntary standard that, like other ISO standards, is the result of international collaboration and represents global best practices. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) participated in its development and even sponsored a pilot program back in March 2012 designed to show the benefits of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) for public-sector agencies. Nine municipal organizations participated and reported many benefits that include better operational controls, improved communication, and a decrease in the cost of waste disposal.

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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

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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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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EPA proposed rule for Clean Water Act, Occupational Health and Safety peace officers, Jetpacks as fall protection PPE, 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 proposed rule for Clean Water Act
  • Railroads provide support for employees who witness traumatic accidents
  • Alberta crowns first 10 Occupational Health and Safety peace officers
  • OSHA beauty alliance to eliminate hazardous chemicals
  • Hong Kong DOL increases inspections after fatal falls
  • Jetpacks as fall protection PPE

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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EHS This Week Resources

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

  • EPA proposed rule to clarify Clean Water Act. Read it here.
  • Final rule: railroads support employees who witness traumatic accidents. Read it here.
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Oil and gas environmental rules, Screening employees to prevent workplace injuries, OSHA 2014 inspection plan, 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:

  • Oil and gas environmental rules
  • Screening employees to prevent workplace injuries
  • OSHA 2014 inspection plan, 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.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

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EPA Climate Program, North Carolina’s coal ash spill, West Virginia chemical spill costs $61 million, 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 Climate Program
  • North Carolina’s coal ash spill
  • West Virginia chemical spill costs $61 million, 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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West Virginia chemical spill, Chemical plant safety, OSHA effectiveness, 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:

  • West Virginia chemical spill
  • Chemical plant safety
  • OSHA effectiveness, 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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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.

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!

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