Record-setting Gulf Oil Spill settlement, Alberta Construction industry fights proposed legislation, huge global wind power potential and more 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 record-setting Deepwater Horizon settlement.
  • Alberta Construction Association fights proposed legislation.
  • Staggering news on global wind power potential 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. 

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Think wind power can’t meet our needs? The EU is getting closer to proving you wrong.

While climate talk has by no means been centre stage in this year’s presidential election, it’s quite a different story across the pond. In recent years, the comparatively progressive European Union member states have been turning up the dial on climate concern, and it’s not all hot air. They’ve undertaken a number of initiatives recently, particularly on the wind front, and the numbers are in…and they’re impressive, to say the least.

Though wind power is rarely taken seriously in North America, it’s practically a religion across many parts of Europe. That could be fueled in part by a 2009 European Environment Agency report that confirmed that the continent’s onshore and offshore wind energy potential, harnessed, could meet the EU’s overall energy needs many times over.

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Workplace fatality stats from 2011, an OSHA employee impersonator’s indictment, GHS update 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:

  • Stats on 2011 workplace fatalities and ASSE’s reaction.
  • The tale of an imposter OSHA trainer and the fallout she faces.
  • A big update to the GHS, 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. 

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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. 

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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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