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Five groups join forces to research water efficiency (1/6)

Five national organizations have agreed to work together to further research into water efficiency in plumbing, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a recent press release. These organizations will develop research programs to assist in the development and use of water-efficient plumbing. The research will cover efficient and sustainable products, systems and practices.
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New name for association of hazmat pros (1/6)

The Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM) has changed its name to the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals™, according to an association press release.
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How can you "go green" in 2009? (1/6)

Each week, the Environmental Protection Agency posts a new question on its Greenversations blog page. This week’s question is: “What are your New Year’s resolutions to help protect the environment in 2009?”
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"Restoring" workplace safety standards goal of Obama task force (1/5)

The Obama transition team announced in late December the President-elect’s intention to form a “White House Task Force on Working Families,” to be chaired by Vice President-elect Joe Biden, effective January 20, 2009, according to a transition team press release.
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Beware the impact of new workplace proposals, NAM urges Labor Secretary nominee (1/5)

John Engler, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), issued the following statement in response to President-elect Obama’s announcement of Congresswoman Hilda Solis as Labor Secretary-designate:
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Grassroots safety groups urge overhaul of OSHA activity (1/5)

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health issued the following press statement on the nomination of Congresswoman Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor:
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ASSE suggests OSHA priorities to Obama transition team (1/5)

In December, officials of the American Society of Safety Engineers met with the Obama transition team to offer suggestions for the Department of Labor and OSHA. Here are some of the priorities ASSE would like to see the new administration address, according to an ASSE press release:
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How green is your holiday waste?

Each week EPA posts a question related to the environment on its website. This week’s question was quite timely.

One of the “gifts of the season” we usually overlook is the amount of STUFF we have left over - food scraps, dead batteries, old fir trees, and more, says EPA. How will you handle holiday waste?
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Survey: Companies can't stay the course in economic storm

The number of companies implementing cost-cutting measures, including layoffs, hiring and salary freezes and smaller pay raises, has risen sharply in just two months, according to a new survey by Watson Wyatt, a leading global consulting firm.
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Financial crisis to test HR managers in 2009

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released a new poll in December that shows 48 percent of organizations laid-off employees in 2008. Six of ten firms surveyed organizations said they expect to lay off employees in the next 12 months, according to a SHRM press release.
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