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Why Cal/OSHA Issued 36 Citations to American Reclamation Inc., Its Subsidiary and Staffing Agen ....

  • Industry: Energy and Utilities

Cal/Osha issued 36 citations to American Reclamation Inc, a Los Angeles-based solid waste company, its recycling subsidiary, South Coast Fibers Inc, and their staffing company, Steno Employment Services Inc. The citations led to a penalty of USD 38,895. The citations were a consequence of complaints lodged by workers on the prevailing unsafe working conditions.

The EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule and Its Effect on New Power Plants

  • Industry: Energy and Utilities

Power plants, through their coal-powered plants and refineries, account for most (40%) of the carbon dioxide emissions in the US. Coal-based power plants burn coal in order to generate electricity. Refineries use crude petroleum to extract gasoline, kerosene and oth-er oil products.This article discusses how the EPA's new greenhouse gas rule affects new power plants.

OSHA’s New GHS Chemical Labeling Requirements – What Are Recommended Compliance Best Practices?

  • Industry: Energy and Utilities

Since workers in the chemical sector handle harmful chemicals they are exposed to health risks. There are certain standards and procedures in place to educate these workers about the safest ways to handle these containers. Currently, for chemical manufacturers and importers in the US, OSHA has put in place a Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).

Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule

  • Industry: Energy and Utilities

The US EPA’s Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule is a comprehensive national system for reporting GHG emissions. The aim of the rule is to collect accurate and timely GHG data to inform future policy decisions. The rule is generally referred to as 40 CFR Part 98 (Part 98)

Annual reports to USEPA are required to be submitted electronically by suppliers of fossil fuels or industrial GHGs, manufacturers or vehicles and engines, and facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more per year of GHGs.

Greening Supply Chain - Improving supply chain governance with sustainable supply chain model

  • Industry: Energy and Utilities

A recent clipping in an English Daily says,“The pace of global warming is likely to be much faster than recent predictions, because industrial greenhouse gas emissions have increased more quickly than expected and higher temperatures are triggering self-reinforcing feedback mechanisms in global ecosystems.” If the nature had a Dow, with global warming increasing its pace, it would be on an all time low.

“We are looking now at a future climate that’s beyond anything we’ve considered seriously in climate model simulations,” says Christopher Field, director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University, in the same article1. If the current financial crisis is serious, the future is horrendous. The world’s best scientists have been warning — that climate change is happening faster and will bring bigger changes quicker than anticipated. Ironically market and the nature hitting the wall at once, is a sign that we need to find better ways to be more sustainable.

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