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High-rises are rising fast in the UAE
By Mohamed Abd El Salam
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There are a number of industries in the United Arab Emirates that have excellent safety records, ensuring workers are cognizant of what is required for their own benefit, while keeping to the optimum level of efficiency.


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Cancer increase prompts India, China to adopt Europe's chemical REACH

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With dangerous chemicals causing about 4.9 million deaths a year – according to the World Health Organization (WHO) – and China and India both experiencing jumps in cancer rates, both countries have begun beefing up legislation on the production and marketing of chemicals.


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Nano-safety studies urged in China

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China should carry out more-extensive safety studies and improve regulatory oversight of synthetic nanomaterials, leading Chinese researchers said at the 6th International Conference on Nanotoxicology in Beijing this month.


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Worldwide child survival rate improving, says UN

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The pace of reducing child deaths has accelerated sharply since 2000, according to new data released by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank and the UN Population Division.


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Deadly fires prompt demands for safer Pakistan workplaces

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for national action to protect workers' health and safety, following the deaths of at least 240 workers in a garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan.


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Kenyan plant workers face high lead exposures

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Workers at plants in Kenya where lead acid batteries are made and recycled have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood that puts them at risk for serious health effects, according to a new study published in Environmental Health News.


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Huge death toll in Pakistan factory fires

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At least 261 people burnt to death as fires swept through two factories in Pakistan, police and government officials said on Wednesday, raising familiar questions about industrial safety in the nuclear-armed South Asian nation.
 


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The Rigs-to-Reefs Program works

By Don Briggs
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If you have ever traveled into the Gulf of Mexico or flown over the region, hundreds of oilrigs also known as oil platforms can be seen. The Gulf of Mexico is home to one of the world’s largest crude oil supply, stored deep beneath the great waters.


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Do “eco-labels” on products prove your sustainability commitment?

Mass proliferation of green “selling stickers” can demean credibility
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The practice of eco-labeling may be on the brink of saturation point and is becoming as confusing for companies as it is for consumers, a major new study has warned.


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Canadian Standards Assn. to update hearing conservation standard

Things are changing north of the 49th!
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CSA, the Canadian Standards Association, a standards development body in Canada, has been asked by the federal, provincial, and territorial OHS regulatory authorities (CAALL-OSH) to develop a standard for the Management of Hearing Conservation Programs in Canada.


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