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ASSE expands its global reach with new chapters in Middle East, Mexico

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During its recent Safety 2012 conference in Denver, CO, the American Society of Safety Engineers officially approved a new chapter in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a new section in Mexico.


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OSHA, SCHC to hold free webinar on revised Hazard Communication Standard

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On August 13 from 1-2:30 PM EST, the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) will host a free webinar to present information on implementing OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard in the United States.


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Piece work increases work injury rate

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Almost twice as many piece rate workers suffer from workplace injuries as those on standard contracts, according to research from Lancaster University Management School. The increased productivity gained by employers from piece rate work is lost through increased absence and the cost of compensation, the authors note.


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U.S. export is increasing heart disease risk in Southeast Asians

American-style fast food contributes to rise in heart and diabetes rates
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Southeast Asians regularly eating hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and pizza are increasing their risk of dying from coronary heart disease and developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.


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European trade unions reach out on REACH

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The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and Industrial European Trade Union, the new European trade union that represents seven million workers from a variety of sectors, have launched an informational campaign on REACH, the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use.


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Turkey to be partner country of A+A 2013

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Turkey will be the partner country at A+A 2013, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, to be held from November 5 - 8, 2013 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.


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Activists protest environmental award for PepsiCo

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The Stockholm International Water Institute’s decision to award PepsiCo for water efficiency is “a cruel irony,” according to environmentalists, who charge that the company has inflicted massive harm on vital community water resources around the globe.


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Green groups angry about watered-down Rio+20 sustainability agreement

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Environmental groups say an agreement presented at Rio+20 lacks goals, deadlines, definitions and specific proposals that would help move the global economy toward sustainability.


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Oil and gas industry challenged to do more at UN sustainability conference

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Gas flaring, biofuels and solar lamps came up for discussion during an oil and gas industry session at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development which concludes today.


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US, Brazil develop sustainability investment tool

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The EPA and Brazil’s Ministy for the Environment unveiled a new online tool that highlights key links between policies, funding and on-the-ground projects that can help drive urban sustainability investment around the world.


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