Category Archives: Health and Safety

OSHA Announces National Emphasis Program for Isocyanate Exposure

A new National Emphasis Program (NEP) was announced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in June.  The program is focused on protecting workers from serious health effects that may occur from exposure to isocyanates.  According to OSHA, National … Continue reading

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Children’s Health and the Environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on January 25, 2013 entitled “America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition”.  This report has compiled information and data from a range of sources regarding the affects of the current environment on … Continue reading

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Leading Scientists Sign Petition to Halt Shale Gas Fracking for Export

A petition created by the Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE) was signed by over 100 leading medical and scientific experts urging the Obama Administration to stop shale gas fracking for export purposes.  The petition is in response … Continue reading

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Exposure to Welding Fumes

The September 2012 issue of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) featured an article by Robert E. Brown Jr., CIH, CSP, CHMM on the occupational hazards of welding fume exposures.  Welding fumes are created during the welding process and consist of … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Significant Water Pollution Risks from Fracking

Scientists at Stony Brook University have determined that the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing is one of the largest potential risks for water pollution.  The study was done in the Marcellus Shale region where wells are hydraulically fractured in … Continue reading

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Laboratory Facility Closures

The following article was written by Frank Jankoski, an EES associate and guest author.  Mr. Jankoski is the founder and President of Corporate Environmental Services Inc. (CES), a company that specializes in providing personal attention and high-quality consulting and engineering … Continue reading

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Border 2020 Environmental Agreement

On August 8, 2012 the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator and the Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary signed the Border 2020 Us-Mexico Environmental program agreement.  The agreement, which follows the Border 2012 environmental agreement, will address high priority environmental and … Continue reading

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Treating Imports at Philadelphia’s Ports

Guest columnist, Emma Fried-Cassorla, is a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Master’s of Environmental Studies program.  During her time in the program, she concentrated on urban environmental issues including stormwater management, brownfield revitalization, and sprawl.  Her thesis focused … Continue reading

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ASHRAE Standard Issued to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease

In October of 2011, EES published a blog on new proposed standards created for the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease, as seen here.  At the time of this post, the final standard had not been issued.  Now, the standard has been … Continue reading

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Highly Contaminated Gowanus Canal To Be Cleaned Up

The U.S EPA has recently published a feasibility study, or outline of the remedial options selected for the cleanup of the highly contaminated Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York.  This is the latest development in the ongoing debate about how … Continue reading

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