NY Bans Fracking, Killer Robot and Protecting Workers from Fireworks

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

  • Robot Kills Auto Worker
  • New York Officially Bans Fracking
  • Tips for Protecting Workers from Fireworks

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.

  • Robot Kills Auto Worker. Click here
  • New York Officially Bans Fracking; Texas Bans Fracking Bans. Click here.
  • Tips from OSHA to Protect Workers from Fireworks. Click here
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NIOSH Firefighter Study, Air Quality Impacts on Fracking 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:

  • NIOSH Study Confirms Firefighters’ Higher Caner Risk
  • Study Finds Young Workers Unlikely to Report Minor Injuries
  • New Study Examines Air Quality Impacts on Fracking Wells

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.

  • Risk of cancer among firefighters in California, 1988–2007. Click here
  • OHS Insider’s New & Young Worker Compliance Centre. Click here.
  • Fracking may affect air quality and human health, OSU study finds. Click here
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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

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.

  • 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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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.

As always, write us at paul@ehsthisweek.com or kristy@ehsthisweek.com with any suggestions, comments, or ideas for future shows. We’ve loved your feedback so far, but … Read more...