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EHS Experts in Puerto Rico Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma
EHS Experts in Puerto Rico Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma
9/2/2014 10:27:04 AM
According to recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to 150,000 adults in Puerto Rico have asthma.  For adults with asthma, some developed the condition as a child, while others did not develop asthma until they were older.    For some, the condition may have been caused or made worse by exposure to allergens or irritants on the job.  …
Certified Industrial Hygienists Offer Assistance Following Northern California Earthquake
Certified Industrial Hygienists Offer Assistance Following Northern California Earthquake
9/2/2014 10:14:34 AM
Last month, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter of a century left the Napa region with extensive damage and injured more than 200 people.  Homes and businesses suffered damages as power, water and gas services were lost for thousands of people.  The earthquake measured 6.0 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was recorded just 6 miles southwest …
BP Starts Recruitment Campaign to Attract Future Leaders
9/2/2014 10:05:25 AM
BP today started its 2015 Future Leaders Programme (FLP), a recruitment campaign which aims to fast-track early career recruits to be the business leaders of the future. The FLP is a highly selective global recruitment and development programme, run by BP for candidates around the world to work in its Refining & Marketing businesses and its Safety & Operational Risk …
BHP Billiton Congratulates Women in Resources
9/2/2014 9:55:27 AM
More diverse workforces are helping resource companies achieve superior performance, safety and stable production, says BHP Billiton’s Human Resource President, Mike Fraser. Mr Fraser delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Women in Resources Awards (WIRNA) in Brisbane today, with the national awards program building on the state-based Resources Council awards, …
Learn How To Balance Business And Family Life
Learn How To Balance Business And Family Life
8/30/2014 9:53:39 AM
“Meditation is an effective technique which helps in all areas of stress related conditions.” said Mr Secomb. “It works by helping the body shift from the ’fight, flight or freeze response’ to the ’relaxation response, by deactivating the sympathetic nervous system and activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which means that the body is not running on nervous energy- …
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management hires Chuck Fiedler as Head of Strategy & Business Development for its Liquid Real Assets platform
8/28/2014 10:06:31 AM
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) today announced that Chuck Fiedler has joined as Head of Strategy & Business Development, a new role for its Liquid Real Assets (LRA) platform and part of its Alternatives and Real Assets (ARA) business. He will be based in Chicago and report to John Robertson, Global Head of Liquid Real Assets. In this role, Chuck will be …
Could the noise levels at your workplace be damaging to your hearing?
Could the noise levels at your workplace be damaging to your hearing?
8/27/2014 9:30:47 PM
The number of Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired is increasing because of long-term exposure to excessive noise - often in the workplace – accidents, the environment and the ageing of the population.   This week is Hearing Awareness Week across Australia (24-30 August 2014) and we are all being encouraged to look after our hearing and ways to protect it.   Noise …
Are New Buildings in Canada Being Outfitted with Pipes Containing Asbestos?
Are New Buildings in Canada Being Outfitted with Pipes Containing Asbestos?
8/26/2014 3:33:56 PM
Earlier this summer, The Globe and Mail published an article about new buildings being constructed across Canada that are being outfitted with pipes that contain asbestos. The article “Pipes with asbestos still used in new buildings” discusses asbestos-cement pipes being installed in new installations and potential health concerns. According to the article, “Unlike most …
Northern California Residents Cautioned to be Aware of Indoor Hazards Following Recent Earthquake
Northern California Residents Cautioned to be Aware of Indoor Hazards Following Recent Earthquake
8/25/2014 2:19:04 PM
On August 24th, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California in 25 years caused widespread damage to properties and injured dozens of people.  The 6.0 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter was a few miles southwest of Napa and it knocked out power for thousands of area residents.  The earthquake also caused gas leaks and a number of fires.   As people survey the damage, …
Dental Patient Joins Local Practice as Staff Dentist
Dental Patient Joins Local Practice as Staff Dentist
8/25/2014 12:25:26 PM
Daniel J. Nasser, D.M.D., has joined Contemporary Dentistry in his hometown of Groton, CT. “The staff has been joking for probably ten years, asking me ‘When are you going to join our staff?’ and now here I am,” shares Dr. Nasser.   “I have been a patient here for fifteen years, as has my family,” stated Dr. Nasser. Nasser has joined his mentor Dr. John “Jack” Johnson, Drs. …
ABIH Celebrates Labor Day and the Health & Safety of Workers
ABIH Celebrates Labor Day and the Health & Safety of Workers
8/25/2014 11:26:38 AM
For many people, Labor Day marks the end of summer vacations and the last holiday weekend before the start of autumn.  It was created to celebrate the social and economic achievements of the American worker and is an annual tribute to their contributions to the strength and prosperity of the nation.   According to the United States Department of Labor, “The vital force of …
CoreHR: most talked about stand at the CIPD HR Software Show
8/25/2014 9:43:54 AM
It has been announced that CoreHR was the most talked about stand at the CIPD HR Software Show, which took place on 18th & 19th June 2014 in London’s Olympia exhibition centre. This year was the first year for CoreHR to attend the CIPD HR Software Show in London, and the company certainly didn’t disappoint. During the two days of the event, representatives of …
Bestselling Author T. Harv Eker Launches Spiritual Millionaire Webinar
8/25/2014 8:35:26 AM
Discover how to be kind, balanced, generous, spiritual… and Attract Abundant Wealth in the process with a new webinar launching August 26, 2014 at 6 p.m. PST. Bestselling author T. Harv Eker is launching a brand-new webinar to help those interested learn a proven and practically effortless way to eliminate scarcity, tune into purpose, and make as much money as a person can …
Respirable Particulates, Airborne Contaminants & Lung Cancer Risks
Respirable Particulates, Airborne Contaminants & Lung Cancer Risks
8/19/2014 4:25:10 PM
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).    The CDC states that the most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke. The second leading cause of lung …
Significant Micro-Business Opportunities Ahead for Contractors
Significant Micro-Business Opportunities Ahead for Contractors
8/19/2014 4:30:35 AM
Organisations may find themselves at a significant disadvantage unless they pay more attention to a broadening and deepening skills shortage across a range of industries. Professional Representation Network wishes to stress to organisations that any economic recovery may be relatively short-lived unless they identify and try to do something about shortages in key areas. …
Indoor Air Quality Issues Face Some Returning Students and Faculty
Indoor Air Quality Issues Face Some Returning Students and Faculty
8/18/2014 5:20:07 PM
Earlier this month, The Olympian reported that a high school in Tumwater, Washington was working to remove mold and make repairs before the students begin the new school year next month. Stories like this are common across many school districts as they use the summer months to perform repairs, preventive maintenance work and to complete construction projects. Schools that …
The National Academies Confirm Formaldehyde as a Known Human Carcinogen
The National Academies Confirm Formaldehyde as a Known Human Carcinogen
8/18/2014 3:41:29 PM
Earlier this month, the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued its assessment of formaldehyde’s ability to cause cancer.  In the report, the council upheld the listing of formaldehyde as “known to be a human carcinogen” from the National Toxicology Program’s 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The …
Could Your Respiratory Ailments be the Result of the Air You Breathe at Work?
Could Your Respiratory Ailments be the Result of the Air You Breathe at Work?
8/18/2014 11:33:19 AM
Last month, NBC published a report about workers from an Alabama manufacturing plant that suffer from respiratory conditions ranging from asthma to bronchitis.  According to the article, the plant makes foam cushions for a large foreign car manufacturer and workers believe exposure to isocyanates could be the culprit for their conditions. Toluene diisocyanate (TDI), a type …
Deutsche Bank strengthens its technology and operations leadership
8/18/2014 11:22:16 AM
Richard Shannon appointed as Americas Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Co-Head of Group Technology & Operations (GTO) Americas Scott Marcar appointed as Head of IT Infrastructure Deutsche Bank today announced two senior appointments to further strengthen its leadership team in technology and operations.   Richard Shannon will join in October as Americas CIO, …
Ennis Wong joins Bates CHI&Partners as China Head of Digital
Ennis Wong joins Bates CHI&Partners as China Head of Digital
8/18/2014 9:32:15 AM
Bates CHI&Partners today announced that Ennis Wong has been appointed the China Head of Digital. Reporting to Managing Director Jason Wang, Ennis will focus on building digital, social and through-the-line engagement programs for clients. With more than 7 years of digital experience, Ennis is also an expert in Digital/Channel Marketing, CRM, E-Commerce, Mobile, …