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What you should know about ozone

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Ozone is a gas that you cannot see or smell. Ozone occurs naturally in the sky about 10 to 30 miles above the earth's surface. Sometimes, this ozone is called "good ozone" because it forms a layer that protects life on earth from the sun's harmful rays. Ground-level ozone, on the other hand, can be bad for your health and the environment.


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ASSE teams up with China, Taiwan counterparts to advance occupational health & safety issues

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The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has signed memorandums of understandings that will explore opportunities to collaborate, exchange technical information and conduct joint educational programs with the largest occupational health and safety organizations in China and Taiwan.


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The view from Singapore: “There are no real safety pros”

Maybe in the UK, Australia, U.S., and other developed countries there are real safety pros. What I have seen (sorry if it's blunt) in Asia and even in the Middle East (I served in southeast Asia and the Middle East) is that there are no real safety pros.


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New study shows 51 of top 100 companies emit unsustainable levels of CO2

Top performers earn their scores by decoupling business growth from emissions; of companies performing well, Autodesk, Unilever and Eli Lilly take top three spots
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Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations have released a first-of-its-kind study on sustainability context: Assessing Corporate Emissions Performance through the Lens of Climate Science.


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Work halted on 2014 World Cup arena after worker falls to his death

Pressure to work fast may be affecting safety
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Construction on half of the dozen stadiums being erected for Brazil World Cup 2014 is behind schedule – and those working on the projects say the pressure to work quickly is affecting their safety. The death of a 22-year-old worker who fell more than 100 feet on Saturday at Arena Amazonia resulted in a strike by the builder’s union and a court order halting all high work on the project, according to the BBC News.


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“Burdensome regulations” debate occurring overseas as well

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One side says certain regulations hinder economic growth and pose a “burden” for companies. The other says those regulations protect workers’ health and safety. Sound familiar?


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The link between enterprise value and EHS

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I know that some people – perhaps many - believe that there is a “trade-off” between EHS and shareholder value. That is, that there is a “cost” to shareholders for achieving superior EHS performance. This is generally not true in my experience. As I will speak to later – I believe that EHS and financial performance more often than not move in the same direction.


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50 years after vaccine, measles still a threat

CDC reports spike in imported measles cases
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Five decades after the approval of an extremely effective vaccine against measles, one of the world’s most contagious diseases, the virus still poses a threat to domestic and global health security.


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Oil industry produces human rights guide

“It is imperative that we conduct business in a responsible way”
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An oil and gas industry group has produced a new guide that offers practical advice on how human rights can be integrated into environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIAs) for oil and gas sector projects.


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A cultural divide over aid to Bangladesh factory victims

By Dave Johnson
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On one side we have the Europeans. On the other, the United States. The different approaches the two are taking to provide aid to Bangladesh factory workers says a good bit about the cultural differences involved.


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