Wildfires in Arizona take lives of 19 firefighters, NIOSH launches ladder safety app, US electricity prices highest on record for May, 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:

  • Wildfires in Arizona take lives of 19 firefighters.
  • NIOSH launches ladder safety app.
  • US electricity prices highest on record for May, 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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Recap from ASSE Safety 2013 conference, New EPA report on impact of cities on public health and environment, Fireworks safety stats for Canada Day and 4th of July, 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:

  • Recap from ASSE Safety 2013 conference
  • New EPA report on impact of cities on public health and environment
  • Fireworks safety stats for Canada Day and 4th of July, 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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2nd Louisiana chemical plant explosion, OSHA grain engulfment awareness, AAA study on cell phone distracted driving, 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:

  • 2nd chemical plant explosion in Louisiana
  • OSHA launched grain engulfment awareness campaign
  • AAA study on cell phone distracted driving, 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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Explosion at Louisiana chemical plant, NIOSH study on safety equipment impact on cab driver murder rates, NSC launched Emergency Preparedness Week, & 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:

  • Explosion at Louisiana chemical plant sees one fatality and 33 injured.
  • NIOSH study on effectiveness of safety equipment on cab driver murder rates.
  • NSC launched Emergency Preparedness Week, 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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EHS This Week Podcast Hits iTunes

Intelex’s EHS This Week Podcast is now available on iTunes. Each week, the podcast covers the top stories in environment, health and safety news giving you a rundown of what is making headlines in the world of EHS. Hosted by Intelex’s Kristy Sadler, Paul Leavoy and JP Nadeau, the podcast is a great way to catch up on industry news and keep in the know on upcoming regulations and standards, landmark violations and informative and fun stories from around the EHS world. With over 100 archived episodes make sure to check out the podcast or subscribe today.

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OSHA budget justification 2014, industrial truck safety emphasis program, Coke targets water sustainability, 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 puts forward FY2014 budget justification, and trend towards enforcement continues.
  • Emphasis program on industrial truck safety in Idaho.
  • Coke targets better sustainability in its water programs, 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.

And on a personal note, this is my final podcast with EHS This Week. Thanks for listening through the years, everyone. This has been an engaging and rewarding experience.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

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Report says OSHA is understaffed, Safety Stand Down on heat illness, UN panel calls for environmental impacts reporting, 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:

  • New report says OSHA is underfunded and understaffed.
  • Safety Stand Down targets heat-related illness.
  • UN panel recommendations call for reporting of environmental impacts, 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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OSHA impersonator sentenced, Susan Harwood training grants, fresh water scarcity 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:

  • Woman who impersonated an OSHA official is sentenced.
  • Reinstatement and back pay ordered for nuclear plant whistleblower.
  • The world is on course to run out of sufficient fresh water, UN head warns, 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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Staggering New incident and illness stats, NAOSH week, ISO updates 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:

  • New stats on annual U.S. incident- and illness-related fatalities — and they’re alarming.
  • NAOSH week and why you should thanked your health and safety manager.
  • In addition to facing devastating workplace conditions, Bangladesh citizens might also have to deal with water scarcity.

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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Possible fertilizer plant inspection loophole, nuclear plant safety fail, EPA benefits outweigh costs, 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:

  • The possibility that the West, Texas, fertilizer plant wasn’t inspected since 1985 as the result of a regulatory loophole.
  • An epic safety fail at a California nuclear plant.
  • The Office of Management and Budget finds that EPA’s benefits highly outweigh its costs, 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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