Democratic climate platform at DNC, OSHA violator goes bankrupt, fall protection delays and more on EHS This Week

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we take a look at the top stories in environment, health and safety news, including:

  • Fall protection enforcement delays for residential contractors.
  • A repeat OSHA violate files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
  • Democrats reveal cliamte/environment platform at DNC, and more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at paul@ehsthisweek.com. 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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Alarming news on fatality rates in cell tower construction, drought and climate coverage in U.S. media and more on EHS This Week

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we take a look at the top stories in environment, health and safety news, including:

  • Alarming news on the fatality rates in cell tower construction.
  • A look at a state investigation five years after a flash fire claimed the life of a worker at a Franklin factory. 
  • Continuing covwerage of the worst drought in recent memory and the Mississippi river’s historically low levels. Also news on a study on the U.S. media’s coverage of climate change, and a whole lot more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at paul@ehsthisweek.com. 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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OSHA’s updated tool shed directive, updated EPA ethanol news and final rule, disabled worker injury rates and more on EHS This Week

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we take a look at the top stories in environment, health and safety news, including:

  • Cal-OSHA’s campaign to get employers focused on heat concerned.
  • OSHA releasing an updated Tool Shed directive on procedures for eliminating workplace hazards in marine cargo handling.
  • Railroad whistleblower news, and a whole lot more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at paul@ehsthisweek.com. 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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Roller Coaster mishap, India’s power crisis, workers’ compensation costs drop in 2010 and more on EHS This Week

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we take a look at the top stories in environment, health and safety news, including:

  • Cal-OSHA’s investigation of a scary roller coaster mishap.
  • A downward trend in workers’ compensation costs across the U.S.
  • Great news on wind power trajectories and a whole lot more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at paul@ehsthisweek.com. 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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Safe Chemicals Act, calls for OSHA reform, new whistleblower complaint procedures and more on EHS This Week

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week:

  • OSHA’s issues final rule on whistleblower complaint procedures for the consumer products industry.
  • A Senate comittee approves a new Safe Chemicals Act.
  • Calls for dramatic OSHA reform and a whole lot more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at paul@ehsthisweek.com. 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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OSHA and Ontario inspection blitzes, proposed penalty increases, Supreme Court EPA GHG decision and more on EHS This Week

Once again, we are bringing you the top stories in environment, health and safety news. This week, among other things, we’ll discuss:

  • The Elliot Lake mall collapse disaster in Ontario, Canada.
  • Big Supreme Court news that is poised to move the battle over greenhouse gases back to Congress.
  • Workplace safety inspection blitzes by both OSHA and the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
  • Timely OSHA warnings for the Pyrotechnic Industry and a whole lot more.

Remember that you can always write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at paul@ehsthisweek.com. 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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Alarming news on global coal consumption, a mysterious update on OSHA’s I2P2 program, EPA’s soot regulations and more on EHS This Week

What? More whistleblower news? You guessed it. Kind of a trend recently on EHS This Week, the only weekly podcast to round up the top stories in EHS news around the world. 

This week we’ve got a ton of great (and not so great) news. We discuss the emerging OSHA whistleblower committee, strange news on OSHA’s upcoming (or is it?) injury and illness prevention program, and new EPA regulations on soot. 

Take a listen and don’t forget to send your comments and suggestions to paul@ehsthisweek.com.

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More whistleblower news, signs of EPA and Texas climate progress, deaths in fertilizer blasts and more on EHS This Week

This week Kristy and I discuss another whistleblower case, EPA’s work with Texas on a clean air plan, blasts at a Mississippi fertilizer plant, Mexico’s climate legislation and more.

Got an idea for an EHS story? Care to come on our program? Just write us at paul@ehsthisweek.com and we’ll make it happen.

Enjoy the show!

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NAOSH Week, big South Korea climate news, interesting data on American workers’ sleep habits and more on EHS This Week

This week we take a look at a variety of OSHA citations, the incoming onset of the biggest week in health and safety for the continent, NAOSH Week, significant climate legislation news out of South Korea — which seems to be following Mexico’s recent example — the Obama Administration’s new rules on gas fracking, and a whole lot more.

As mentioned, next week is NAOSH week and we will be doing our utmost to provide comprehensive coverage, given this is such a great opportunity to highlight the value of occupational health and safety across North America. It’s also particularly resonant, coming only days after both the International Day of Mourning for those injured or killed at the workplace (April 28) and International Workers’ Day last Monday.

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FAA regs, EPA’s emissions battles, OSHA citations and more on EHS This Week

In this episode of EHS This Week, Kristy and I discuss top stories from the world of environment, health and safety news for the past seven days, including OSHA citations, FAA pilot training rule updates, EPA GHG lawsuits and more.

We also have a Site Shoutout to the incredible GoodGuide.com, an excellent resource for evaluating sustainable and ethical supply chains of companies and products.

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

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