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Which big U.S. companies are using renewable energy?

Some familiar names make the EPA’s list
April 24, 2014

The EPA’s Green Power Partnership latest list of the Top 100 organizations that are choosing to use electricity from clean, renewable sources -- like wind and solar power – shows that tech companies are leading the way, although more traditional industries are on it as well.


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From Dubai (or anywhere in the world) – one vision, one standard

April 24, 2014

I am very fortunate to be able to travel the world through my work. I just got back from Dubai and had a great trip!  It is so interesting to see other parts of the world and experience different cultures. In fact, I spoke to a group with participants from every corner of the world, and I do mean every corner.


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EPA: Individuals can do something about climate change

Earth Day activities highlight simple measures to take
April 16, 2014

Individual action can make a difference in protecting the climate, according to the EPA, which is using Earth Day – coming up on April 22nd – to educate the public about ways to combat climate change.


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UN floats idea of “vacuuming” CO2 from sky to combat global warming

April 16, 2014

In a report released this week, a UN panel of climate change scientists advanced a geoengineering approach to the problem of climate change and said the world must act swiftly in order to avoid a catastrophic temperature rise.


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Steel association calls for global safety audit

April 14, 2014

In an effort that could involve up to four million people across the globe, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) is asking the steel industry to conduct a comprehensive safety audit that would conclude on Steel Safety Day and World Safety Day, April 28.


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Back pain a problem around the world

Study finds men most affected
April 8, 2014

A study from the University of Sydney finds that lower back pain (LBP) is a significant cause of work-related disability. It affected 26 percent of the global population in 2010, and varied considerably with age, gender and region.


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Commitment to go beyond – the 20th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

March 28, 2014

I've spent several days in Dresden, Germany assisting DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance) organize the Symposium on Education and Learning for the XXth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work (to be held August 24-27, Frankfurt, Germany.)


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Public health

Screening would-be immigrants for TB saves U.S. millions

CDC recommendations mean detection, treatment prior to arrival
March 28, 2014

U.S. health departments are saving an estimated $15 million in treating TB among immigrants to the U.S., thanks to CDC recommendations that people be screened for the disease prior to their arrival in the country.


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Fix a Leak Week could save wasted water

Simple repairs can yield big water conservation benefits
March 17, 2014

The EPA is urging people to fix household water leaks this week, which has been designated asl Fix a Leak Week. Easy-to-fix household leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year across the U.S., equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes.


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From Europe-

10 safety tips – work at height

March 10, 2014

The working height can be dangerous if safety precautions are not taken. You should know that even a drop of a few inches can cause serious injury. Work requiring the use of ladders or scaffolding must be studied in order to eliminate as much risk to workers.


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