NIOSH New Safety Study, World’s First Solar Powered Airport 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:

  • World’s first Solar Powered Airport
  • NIOSH new oil and gas worker safety study.
  • Automakers to Making Automatic Emergency braking a standard feature
  • Manitoba Trucking Association Launches Safety initiative

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.

  • Oil and Gas Worker Safety Study. Click here
  • World’s first Solar Powered Airport.Click here
  • Automakers Commit to Automatic Emergency Braking. Click here
  • Manitoba Trucking Association Launches Safety Initative . Click here
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3 Critical Challenges Facing the Growing Solar, Wind & Clean Tech Sector

New figures from leading analyst firms are showing an increased investment in the global clean tech market in 2014, driven primarily by investments in solar and wind energy (which accounted for more than 90 per cent of 2014’s overall clean tech spend). According to the UNEP’s 9th “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment” report, 2014 saw green energy investments worldwide jump about 17% to $270.2 billion. That’s an increased share of total world electricity generation from 8.5% in 2013 to 9.1% last year.

With Growth Comes Both Opportunities & Challenges

As the industry continues to experience growth as a result of these increasing investments, those companies in the clean tech business are facing many opportunities but also many challenges. Some of these challenges are unique to the sector, while others are shared across other emerging industries and growing companies. Here are three of the big hurdles that solar, wind … Read more...

Responding to workplace incidents, Severe Weather Preparedness week, Treadmill desks worth the cost, 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:

  • Responding to workplace incidents
  • Severe Weather Preparedness week
  • Treadmill desks worth the cost, 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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Aftermath of Sandy, OSHA awareness tool, Tokelau goes fully solar 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 guidance on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
  • A new anonymous safety awareness tool.
  • Alarming dollar stats on construction injuries and fatalities in Washington.
  • A South Pacific nation’s incredible progress in going solar 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 Whistleblower and Heat Stress news, exciting news on renewable energy in Europe, and a big victory for the EPA 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:

  • More OSHA Whistleblower cases.
  • A BIG Supreme Court victory for the EPA.
  • Great news on renewable energy in Germany and England.

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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Solar’s growing profitability, Obama’s energy push, OSHA’s GHS adoption delay and more on EHS This Week

Check out the most recent EHS This Week podcast.

In this episode, JP and I discuss top stories from the world of environment, health and safety news, including: 

  • Solar power’s growing profitability.
  • Obama’s take on natural gas.
  • Pressure on OSHA for Crystalline Silica rule and more.

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

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2011 state safety report cards, Ontario MSD crackdown, EPA mercury rules and more on EHS This Week

Check out the most recent podcast of EHS This Week.

This week, Kristy Sadler and I discuss top stories from the world of environment, health and safety news, including: 

  • The Work Loss Data Institute’s 2011 State Report Cards on safety performance. See a map with each state’s grade here.
  • The Province of Ontario’s plan to crack down on musculoskeletal disorders.
  • New EPA rules on mercury, and more.

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

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