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Are Some Workers Inadvertently Exposing Family Members to Lead Hazards?
Are Some Workers Inadvertently Exposing Family Members to Lead Hazards?
6/25/2018 11:12:12 AM
Occupational exposure to lead has been recognized as a health threat for a number of years. This is why today, there are a number of rules and regulations in place that are meant to protect workers from exposure hazards.
EMLab P&K Established for Asbestos Analysis in Chicago, IL through NVLAP Accreditation
EMLab P&K Established for Asbestos Analysis in Chicago, IL through NVLAP Accreditation
6/25/2018 7:00:00 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and a leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces the accreditation for PLM bulk asbestos analysis by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) (NVLAP Lab Code 600194-0).
Indoor Ice Arena Switches to Electrical Resurfacing Machinery to Breathe Easier
Indoor Ice Arena Switches to Electrical Resurfacing Machinery to Breathe Easier
6/22/2018 4:36:09 PM
Recently, Michigan’s  Petoskey News  published a report about the local indoor ice arena’s new resurfacing machine that runs on electricity. Until earlier this year, like so many indoor ice arenas across North America, the facility depended on an ice resurfacing machine that ran on fossil fuels.
Media Alert: Why This Year’s Summer Solstice Is Longest Ever, Spokesperson Available
Media Alert: Why This Year’s Summer Solstice Is Longest Ever, Spokesperson Available
6/21/2018 10:51:19 AM
Over billions of years of Earth’s history,  the time it takes Earth to rotate once on its axis has been getting longer. 1.4 billion years ago, a single “day” lasted only about 18 hours. Changes in the gravitational dance between our planet and the moon are causing Earth’s day to get ever so slightly longer each year.  So, what is exactly is a solstice? And what has been …
800 Million Tons of Blue Carbon Lie Buried in U.S. Tidal Wetlands
800 Million Tons of Blue Carbon Lie Buried in U.S. Tidal Wetlands
6/21/2018 10:48:31 AM
Tidal wetlands in the contiguous U.S. can store roughly 800 million tons of carbon in their soils. That is the latest estimate from a team of over 30 scientists from across the U.S., published June 21 in  Scientific Reports  and led by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
California Workers and Residents Learn How to Identify Wood Smoke Exposure Risks
California Workers and Residents Learn How to Identify Wood Smoke Exposure Risks
6/21/2018 9:32:48 AM
While the smell of burning wood is pleasant to many, exposure to wood smoke can cause health concerns. In the work environment, there are numerous occupations across California in industries that burn wood for heat, to produce energy, or for cooking that expose employees to wood smoke.
Employees Leave City Hall after Mold Discovery and Health Concerns
Employees Leave City Hall after Mold Discovery and Health Concerns
6/20/2018 2:47:25 PM
Recently, KPRG in Texas broadcast a report that a number of police officers and workers that are based out of City Hall stopped entering their workplace due to concerns over mold.
Half a million litres of Pahiatua groundwater to be saved every day
Half a million litres of Pahiatua groundwater to be saved every day
6/20/2018 11:13:32 AM
The site team came up with an innovative way to reuse water from condensation that’s produced during the milk powder manufacturing process.  Robert Spurway, Fonterra’s COO Global Operations, says the water-saving initiative is a testament to the Pahiatua team’s innovative and can-do approach to sustainability.
Accelerating the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
Accelerating the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
6/20/2018 9:33:08 AM
BNY Mellon is committed to promoting a more sustainable global economy. The company engages in numerous activities to help mitigate the effects of climate change through social investing initiatives.
Denver IAQ Laboratory Celebrates 13 Years Serving Colorado and Surrounding States
Denver IAQ Laboratory Celebrates 13 Years Serving Colorado and Surrounding States
6/20/2018 7:00:00 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and a leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, marks thirteen years of providing service to communities throughout Colorado and the surrounding areas.
Scientists discover coral ’oases’ where reefs thrive
Scientists discover coral ’oases’ where reefs thrive
6/20/2018 3:43:33 AM
Find related stories on NSF’s Long-Term Ecological Research program site. Amid dire reports about the health of the world’s coral reefs, National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported marine biologist Peter Edmunds of California State University, Northridge, and other researchers have discovered "oases" where corals appear to be thriving.
EDF, NRDC Plan to Sue EPA Over Pollution from Landfills
EDF, NRDC Plan to Sue EPA Over Pollution from Landfills
6/20/2018 3:42:10 AM
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) gave the Environmental Protection Agency notice that they intend to sue EPA and Administrator Scott Pruitt over air pollution from landfills.
Workers in Puerto Rico Learn About Secondary Lead Exposure Risks for Family Members
Workers in Puerto Rico Learn About Secondary Lead Exposure Risks for Family Members
6/19/2018 9:23:40 PM
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that across Puerto Rico and the rest of the United States, there are approximately 804,000 workers in general industry and an additional 838,000 workers in construction that are potentially exposed to lead.
Tarps Now® Expansion Focuses on Deliveries of Heavy Duty Tarps & Covers
Tarps Now® Expansion Focuses on Deliveries of Heavy Duty Tarps & Covers
6/19/2018 7:50:57 PM
Tarps Now® is pleased to announce increased commitment to Heavy Duty Tarps and Covers processed at its new facility located in beautiful St. Joseph, Michigan.
Schneider Recognized Again as Top Green Provide
Schneider Recognized Again as Top Green Provide
6/19/2018 11:04:15 AM
 With a strong history of implementing sustainable operational policies, Schneider (NYSE: SNDR) goes above and beyond industry standards to reach bigger goals.
Faulty Water Heaters Can Create Carbon Monoxide Hazards or Water Damage and Mold in California’s Homes and Buildings
Faulty Water Heaters Can Create Carbon Monoxide Hazards or Water Damage and Mold in California’s Homes and Buildings
6/19/2018 9:24:02 AM
Hundreds of thousands of water heaters are sold in California each year to replace broken units, to allow people to upgrade to more energy efficient models, or for use in new construction.
These banks are still funding dangerous oil pipelines — here’s how you can stop them
These banks are still funding dangerous oil pipelines — here’s how you can stop them
6/18/2018 12:21:41 PM
Oil companies are attempting to build dangerous pipelines across North America that cut through land, threaten Indigenous and human rights, put drinking water and wildlife at risk, and contribute to climate change.
Industrial Agriculture and Occupational Exposure to Organic Dusts
Industrial Agriculture and Occupational Exposure to Organic Dusts
6/18/2018 9:48:16 AM
In late March, the  Journal-Courier  published a story about the growing number of agricultural workers that are beginning to recognize the respiratory issues so many suffer from are often related to their environmental exposures at work.
Neste and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) are collaborating to drive sustainable aviation operations
Neste and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) are collaborating to drive sustainable aviation operations
6/18/2018 2:38:53 AM
Neste, the leading renewable products producer and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), a global leader in airport sustainability are collaborating in an effort to reduce air pollution, especially carbon dioxide emissions, from aircraft at DFW.
Hurricane Season Reminds Industry and Institutions to Plan Ahead for Natural Disasters and Emergencies
Hurricane Season Reminds Industry and Institutions to Plan Ahead for Natural Disasters and Emergencies
6/18/2018 1:19:05 AM
The official 2018 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st and runs through November 30th. It follows a historic 2017 season that featured 17 named storms and 10 hurricanes, including 6 major hurricanes.