When combatting globally-acknowledged environmental and/or health concerns, governments rarely come up with a completely new regulatory framework from scratch. There are often pioneer countries that start paying attention to emerging technical or
In the United States, consumer product safety is undergoing important changes in Washington State that affect manufacturers of children’s products. The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) has started the process of updating its
It was announced this summer (in June 2016) that the publication of the much-anticipated ISO 45001 Management System Standard for Occupational Safety & Health is to be delayed by at least a year. Initially, the plan had been for the standard to be
Electromagnetic fields are made up of ‘non-ionising radiation’: the stuff that shakes up a bit the electrons in our bodies but does not actually knock them off our atoms or molecules. The process of removing or adding electrons from and to atoms does
It has many different names, such as 'working from home', 'telecommuting', 'teleworking' or 'working remotely'. Remote working is a form of flexible work arrangements, which are accepted as good working practices and said to provide benefits to both
In order to protect public health and the environment, on 18 March 2016 the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) issued the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 via G.S.R 320 (E).
"If we are going to live so intimately with these chemicals—eating and drinking them, taking them into the very marrow of our bones—we had better know something about their nature and their power."
- Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (1962)
This is part one of “Between Flint and a Hard Place: A Confluence of Trends regarding Water Contamination and Remedial Enforcement”.This post originally appeared on Enablon Insights.
“A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.” – Dante Alighieri
The Texas Observer recently released an article describing the aftermath of the public learning that more than two million Texans live under a cloud of toxic fumes released from nearby oil and gas facilities. The discovery was made possible by a new
On 5 May 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed ABX2-7 and SBX2-5 into law. ABX2-7 expanded the prohibition against smoking in the workplace by closing loopholes in and removing exemptions from the existing prohibition. Additionally, SBX2-5 established