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Best OSH films to be recognized at international festival

“What are the trends?”
October 16, 2013

It’s the EHS version of the Academy Awards: a media festival taking place in Frankfurt, Germany in 2014 will honor the best media productions about occupational safety and health. The International Media Festival for Prevention will give awards to films and multimedia applications that increase risk awareness on the part of employees or provide information on comprehensive safety topics.


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Air pollution affecting health in Europe

Air quality is "a central concern"
October 15, 2013

Around 90 % of city dwellers in the European Union (EU) are exposed to one of the most damaging air pollutants at levels deemed harmful to health by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to the latest assessment of air quality in Europe published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).


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The wide, wide world of safety gear

October 9, 2013

For the record, there were 204 exhibitors from foreign countries; 100 of them from China. Most of the rest were from Canada, with a smattering of vendors from India, Malaysia, Pakistan, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Bahrain and Argentina.


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Critics of EU chemical policy had industry ties

October 7, 2013

Seventeen scientists who launched a high profile attack on plans in Europe to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals have past or current ties to regulated industries. An investigation by Environmental Health News (EHN) revealed that of 18 toxicology journal editors who signed a controversial editorial, 17 have worked with or for the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, pesticide or biotechnology industries.


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Behavior-Based Safety Goes global

A Cairo-based consultant discusses behavior-based safety
October 2, 2013
Behavior-based safety is based on a safety philosophy that consists of these principles.


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Road warriors spin weary travel horror stories

October 1, 2013

The NSC Congress & Expo takes on more of an international flavor each year. As per usual in recent years, you have the “China Village,” a group of dozens of small mostly PPE Chinese suppliers separated by thin white pegboard walls.


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A freshwater shortage is expected in the U.S. by 2030

September 27, 2013

The demand for fresh water in the U.S. will exceed supply by 40 percent by 2030, says a State Department report. Global consumption, which has increased threefold in the past 50 years, and short- and long-term droughts are the main cause for the worldwide problem.


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UN: Global child deaths down by almost half since 1990

Pneumonia, malnutrition among leading causes
September 19, 2013

In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children worldwide – 18 000 children per day – died before reaching their fifth birthday, according to a new report released today by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank Group and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Population Division.


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Diseases don’t stop at borders

CDC Director on public health challenges, opportunities
September 17, 2013

It’s a small world, after all – especially when it comes to disease outbreaks. Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made that point in a speech last week to the National Press Club.


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Coming your way: a global standard for occupational health and safety

September 4, 2013

The world will soon have a new global standard for occupational health and safety. Earlier this summer the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved the creation of a new project committee to develop an international standard for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS).


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