Black carbon a new sustainability concern
A new study of black carbon revealed that pollution such as soot has a significant impact on the environment, and there are some who believe it contributes to climate change.
Creating Confidence With Supply Chain Management
Companies should be proactive and assess the financial stability of their partners in advance. Implementing a supplier management program can minimize financial risk and can increase business confidence with each new project.
Ohio employer cited for OSHA violations
Cleveland Granite & Marble was recently cited by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 21 health violations, including three willful citations.
Risk mitigation essential to preventing accidents, compliance issues
Companies seeking to hire new contractors or suppliers may be eager to hire a partner and begin new projects, but they should not let their anticipation get in the way of proper risk mitigation strategies.
Record-breaking year could lead to increased sustainability regulations
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released data indicating that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States, and came in second for years with severe weather.
EPA to assess chemicals
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released draft risk assessments for public comment. The assessments, which cover five chemicals commonly used in household products, will be reviewed to determine if they pose a threat to workers who develop them, consumers who purchase them, and/or the environment when they are manufactured and disposed.
Winter weather may require special attention to worker safety
In many areas, cold winter weather may prompt concerns about worker safety and what procedures a company must take to protect its employees from harm.
UK businesses face new FFI practice
Businesses operating in the United Kingdom have been required to abide by regulations enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the national workplace regulatory body.
Expired patents could result in generic drug manufacturing growth
With patents on many commonly used pharmaceuticals facing expiration dates in the coming months, generic drug manufacturers may increase their output by starting to produce more affordable versions of brand-name medications.
New worker safety legislation will impact Michigan businesses
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently signed into law a plethora of new measures aimed at making it easier for corporations to conduct business within the state.
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