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Study: Climate change will challenge occupational safety and health

Productivity expected to drop, especially for outdoor workers
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Climate change could have a significant impact on worker productivity – particularly in certain parts of the word, according to a study published in the March issue of the journal, Nature Climate Change.


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Climate change crisis outpacing green investment

Fossil fuel infrastructure cited
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SocialFunds.com reports that sustainable investors, more than most of the major stakeholders in what it calls the “rapidly unfolding climate change crisis,” want corporations to account for unsustainable business practices and advocate effective legislative and regulatory measures.
 


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Non-regulators: The world’s top NGOs (non-governmental organizations)

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The Global Journal based in Switzerland, has published an exhaustive list of the 100 most powerful non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the world, from among 450 NGOs in 27 countries. Here are the top ten:


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Study finds problems with OSH sustainability reporting

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A study by the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) reveals troublesome gaps and a lack of transparency in occupational safety and health (OSH) sustainability reporting among organizations rated highly for sustainability performance.


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New NASA analysis: “The climate dice are now loaded”

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NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.


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Jeff Lynch joins Global Glove and Safety Mfg. Inc. as Regional Manager

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Global Glove and Safety Mfg Inc is pleased to announce that Jeff Lynch has joined the team as the regional manager for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Along with working and managing our manufacture representative Steve McCrory and associates, he is available for consultation in resolving  any and all end user PPE  safety issues.


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Whither sustainability? CEOs rank it low on 2013 priorities

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Sustainability ranks ninth out of ten top corporate priorities for 2013, according to a study released by The Conference Board January 9th of more than 700 senior executives in businesses around the world.


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Global hiring predictions for 2013 depend upon country

U.S. steady, Germany resilient, China uncertain
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While U.S. companies contend with a shortage of EHS professionals and skilled laborers, a global look at current and expected hiring reveals a complex picture. According to ManpowerGroup's first-quarter 2013 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, the majority of employers in the global labor market are less confident about adding staff than they were at the start of 2012, suggesting a more difficult time ahead for job seekers in some countries.


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Report: Climate change may occur even faster than previously thought

“The science is unequivocal that humans are the cause of global warming”
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A new report commissioned by the World Bank shows that carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise at alarming rates, and that adapting to a 4 degrees Celcius increase may not be possible -- or enough.


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Big Tobacco wreaking havoc on global economy, say health experts

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A panel of global experts on health and economics are warning that the tobacco industry is having a devastating impact on productivity, trade, and the global economy. According to the new edition of The Tobacco Atlas, during 2000–2004, the value of cigarettes sold in the United States alone averaged $71 billion per year, while cigarette smoking was responsible for an estimated $193 billion in annual health-related economic losses.
 


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