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Health and Safety Authority publishes 2017 Annual Report

‘Day zero’ water crises: Spain, Morocc

‘Day zero’ water crises: Spain, Morocco, India and Iraq at risk as reservoirs shrink
The Guardian
Drastic conservation measures have forestalled that moment in South Africa, but dozens of other countries face similar risks from rising demand, mismanagement and climate change, say the World Resources Institute (WRI). The US-based environmental organisation is working with Deltares, the Dutch …

Maritime worker health and safety – stil

Maritime worker health and safety – still on choppy waters
One of main problems that remains is the application and operation of the Maritime OHS Act. The Maritime OHS Act was based on the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 (Cth) which was replaced by the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act). However, the Maritime OHS Act has not …


The recent alignment of the different ISO standards into the new 10 point format for quality (9001), health & safety (45001) and the environment (14001) is welcome news for auditors and others charged with implementing and maintaining management systems.

Need to improve miners safety and health

Need to improve miners safety and health standards
Other occupational health hazards in mining include exposure to intense heat, poor ventilation, vibration, poisoning, dust, explosion, fumes, and improper choice of working tools, absence of personal protective equipment and being trapped or buried. The majority of ASGM-related accidents, fatalities, …

Environmental Factors Can Override Genet

Environmental Factors Can Override Genetic Ancestry for Gene Expression Linked to Disease
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The environment where people live can have a greater effect on their transcriptomes than their genetic ancestry, and influences disease risk, according to a new study. An Ontario Institute for Cancer Research-led team examined the impact of a range of environmental …

Household recycling ‘at risk’ from Chi

Household recycling ‘at risk’ from China ban
The Canberra Times
Australia’s entire system of “yellow-lid bin” kerbside recycling is at risk from China’s clampdown on imported recyclables, state and Commonwealth officials have been told during crisis talks with the waste industry and local government. Officials have been warned of potentially serious environmental, …

NYC Releases Trade Waste Safety Manual O

NYC Releases Trade Waste Safety Manual
Occupational Health and Safety
The 54-page manual includes sections on topics such as traffic and road safety on the collection route, proper lifting technique while collecting, personal protective equipment, and vehicle inspection. Feb 26, 2018. The City of New York Business Integrity Commission (BIC) has released a free “Trade …

Are we poisoning our children with plast

Are we poisoning our children with plastic?
The Guardian
In France, the national agency for food, environmental and occupational health has gone even further, completely banning the use of BPA in any packaging that comes into contact with food. One of the problems is that, even with these regulations, it is actually extremely hard to avoid coming into contact …