The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a press release that it has released the15th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory report, which shows a drop in overall emissions of 2.9 percent from 2007 to 2008. The downward trend is attributed to a decrease in carbon dioxide emissions associated with fuel and electricity consumption.
Want to be an American Ideal? You can star in this reality production (also known as daily life) by following the seven steps the American Heart Association (AHA) uses to define “ideal heart health.” Making all seven part of your life can help you protect yourself from heart disease or stroke. But even following just one or two of the steps significantly reduces the chances of having heart disease, reports the April 2010 issue of the Harvard Heart Letter.
The 2010 results of The Ken Blanchard Companies® annual Corporate Issues Survey find that corporate leaders plan to either maintain or increase their spending on training and development, despite skepticism about the near economic future, according to a press release issued by the firm.
Matt Richtel and members of The New York Times staff won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his 2009 series, “Driven to Distraction,” about the potentially fatal threat posed by drivers who indulge in texting and other electronic distractions.
The Providence Area OSHA Office is providing technical assistance to employers, contractors, business owners and others performing cleanup and recovery activities resulting from the recent record-breaking flooding that has engulfed Rhode Island, according to an agency press release.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced in a press statement the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register revising requirements that MSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) use to approve sampling devices for monitoring miner exposure to respirable coal mine dust.
A new career services program aimed at helping its members through this economic downturn was launched by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and includes training modules, key resources, a new career resource website and an interactive network partner program, according to an ASSE press release. This is in addition to the ASSE Nexsteps job board for members at www.nexsteps.org.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced in a press statement the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register revising the agency’s electrical design requirements for the approval of high-voltage continuous mining machines. The rule also establishes additional safety standards to address the machines' installation, use and maintenance in underground coal mines. MSHA's existing standards do not address high-voltage continuous mining machines. Although this equipment has been used in underground coal mines since the late 1990s, mine operators must submit a petition for modification to use it.