The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2, according to an
A coalition of online organizers, local bloggers, politicians and other public figures have announced the formation of a Tea Party-style, "grassroots" political movement aimed at forcing BP to make clean-up workers wear respirators, so as to protect their health as they work along the Gulf Coast.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently released remarks in response to OSHA request for comments on the proposed rule to adapt the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
Top Obama Administration officials held a listening session in Los Angeles last week under President Obama’s “America’s Great Outdoors Initiative” to hear the public’s ideas for building a 21st century conservation and recreation agenda and reconnecting Americans with the outdoors.
OSHA has cited Enbridge G&P (East Texas) LP with two alleged willful and five alleged serious violations following a chemical release at the company's Bryans Mill plant in Douglasville, which resulted in a worker's death, according to an OSHA press release.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching a new online tool for scientific collaboration and knowledge sharing that was built by Purdue University with support from the agency, an EPA press release states. The Integrated Environmental Modeling Hub (iemHUB) allows environmental researchers to analyze environmental problems and combine environmental models so that a better understanding of the environment can be developed â€” everything from keeping beaches clean to predicting climate effects.
Current cigarette use among high school students nationwide began to decline in the late 1990s, but the rate of decline slowed during 2003–2009, according to CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The report published today shows that since 2003, the rate of decline in current cigarette use slowed or leveled off for all of the racial/ethnic (white, Hispanic, and black) and gender subgroups except black female students, for which rates of current cigarette use showed no slowing or leveling off after 1999.
Married men are healthier than men who were never married or whose marriages ended in divorce or widowhood, according to a major survey of American adults. Is marriage itself responsible for better health and longer life? It’s hard to be sure, but marriage certainly seems to deserve at least part of the credit, reports the July 2010 issue of Harvard Men’s Health Watch.
OSHA announced in a press release yesterday that the agency has resolved litigation with Imperial Sugar Co. stemming from the February 2008 explosion at its Port Wentworth, Ga., plant and subsequently discovered safety and health violations at the company’s Gramercy, La., facility.