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Stimulating summer class focusing on military as specialized workplace

Stimulating summer class focusing on military as specialized workplace

Are you looking for an outstanding 1 credit summer class that addresses military exposures, veterans health, and service-linked policies?  This course is ideal for you!  It is designed to appeal to students from many disciplines, including those from *outside* of GWU.  We can certainly accommodate students wishing to participate online. Summer II 2020 –...
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Department of Energy Invests $74 Million in Building and Construction Technologies and Innovations

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Department of Energy Awards $187 Million to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

Department of Energy Awards $187 Million to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost share, for 55 projects in 25 states to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development. These projects address high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges that advance the Trump Administration’s goal to strengthen domestic manufacturing competitiveness and position...
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Coronavirus Rare Incubation of 24 Days Means quarantines need to be 6 weeks long instead of 3 weeks.

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EPA Hires Wisconsin Environmental Rockstar as Administrator for EPA’s Region 5!

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Anhydrous Ammonia Chemical Release — Lake County, Illinois, April 2019

On April 25, 2019, a farm tractor towing two 2-ton ammonia tanks on a county road in Lake County, Illinois, experienced a mechanical failure that resulted in the release of anhydrous ammonia, a colorless, pungent, irritating gas that can cause severe respiratory and ocular damage (1). Approximately 80% of anhydrous ammonia produced in the...
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Audit Health and Safety Conditions with New HazardAssess App

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Occupational Cancer: Take Action to Prevent Exposures

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Every day millions head out to work, maybe not fully aware that in their job or place of work, they are being exposed to cancer-causing substances. These carcinogens can be viruses, chemicals, naturally occurring minerals, or solar radiation. Recent statistics from the World Health Organization show that cancer kills an estimated 9.6 million people...
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EPA Posts Great Lakes Trash Free Waters RFA Questions and Answers

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U.S. Surgeon General Highlights the Value of Worker Well-Being and the NIOSH Total Worker Health(R) Approach

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(CDC) In a recent article in Public Health Reports, the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, recognizes the important relationship between employment and health. The article, “The Value of Worker Well-being,” also highlights the efforts of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the NIOSH Office of Total...
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State Health Agency Responds to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today testing is in process for five people for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in our state. Results are pending in these cases. Test results for an additional patient under investigation were negative. “DHS is actively monitoring this outbreak and working with our local, state, and...
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Two Nasty Traits Of This Coronavirus, Typically Not Seen Together

Two Nasty Traits Of This Coronavirus, Typically Not Seen Together

Compiled what follows from a Series of Thirteen Tweets by physician (MD) and scientist (PhD) Dr. Dena Grayson. Emphasis is mine. Dr. Dena Grayson: Having YEARS of experience developing an Ebola treatment, I was concerned about this Coronavirus Outbreak from the outset, because this coronavirus strain is very contagious, causes severe illness, and NO treatments or vaccines are...
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CDC Page on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

CDC Page on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported more than a thousand infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with 2019-nCoV...
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Nimonik hosting a Free Online Comprehensive Compliance Workshop.

Nimonik hosting a Free Online Comprehensive Compliance Workshop.

Hello, On January 30th, Nimonik is hosting a Free Online Comprehensive Compliance Workshop. To benchmark your compliance efforts in 2020, here are 5 powerful questions to ask your teams: Do you understand your compliance obligations? Does your team have the competence to stay in compliance? Are there controls in place to meet your compliance...
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With Hospitalizations on the Rise, DHS Wants to Avoid a More Deadly Flu Season

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Dear members, friends and colleagues,   We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a peaceful and happy holiday season and a prosperous 2020.   From all at the operations team:   Steve Arlington Martyn Wilkins Ashley George Beeta Balali-Mood Roger Frechette Nick Lynch David Proudlock Tanya Randall Zahid Tharia John Wise  ...
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2020 PFAS Seminar on remediating PFAS contaminants

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Wanted: Water Department Manager in Milwaukee

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Despite everything, U.S. emissions dipped in 2019

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Pistoia Alliance Report 2030

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US Conference Report 2019

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Annual General Meeting 2019

All members invited to attend the Pistoia Alliance AGM.   Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 16:00 to 17.00 GMT via Webinar   All individuals involved in the activities of the Pistoia Alliance within its member companies are cordially invited to attend the Pistoia Alliance Annual General Meeting.   Please reserve the time and register for...
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President’s Challenge 2019 – Finalists Announced

We are delighted to announce the 5 finalists for the Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge 2019.   This year we have solutions covering diagnostics, lab of the future, AI and machine learning, in turn providing benefit to patients and help accelerate innovation and collaboration in R&D. You can find out more about each finalist...
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Agile UX: Designing Together

When you hear the word “agile” is it just a trendy buzzword to you? Do you find it flexible but risky? Too short sighted and an excuse not to think ahead? Does it conjure up images of sticky notes, cult like devotion, and taking itself too seriously?    Or are you just bored hearing...
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For 12 weeks during the summer in 2018, Sebastian Coates (a then-colleague, now co-founder) and I had the rare opportunity to take a step into the world of enterprise blockchain at an industry leading pharmaceutical company.   With blockchain being a nascent, cutting-edge technology, the opportunity to research and experiment with it presented a...
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FAIR Implementation

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OSHA Enforcement and Compliance Increases in 2019 To Keep America’s Workforce Safe

OSHA Enforcement and Compliance Increases in 2019 To Keep America’s Workforce Safe

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) fiscal year (FY) 2019 final statistics show a significant increase in the number of inspections and a record amount of compliance assistance to further the mission of ensuring that employers provide workplaces free of hazards. OSHA’s enforcement activities reflect the...
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Clearing the Air on Respiratory Hazards

CCOHS – For many workers, their jobs can take an unexpected toll on their physical health. An occupational disease can be disruptive, disabling, and even fatal. However, workplaces can take preventive action on respiratory hazards that can lead to mesothelioma, lung cancer, silicosis, asbestosis, and other serious occupational diseases. Recognizing and preventing these work-related...
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Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

A recent study published in the scientific journal “Chemosphere,” involving scientists from Japan, Finland, France, and the United States, addresses these issues. The team, led by Dr. Satoshi Utsunomiya, Ryohei Ikehara, and Kazuya Morooka of Kyushu University, a prestigious research school in Fukuoka, Japan, developed a method in 2018 that allows scientists to quantify...
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This humidity digester breathes in atmospheric water and exhales energy

This humidity digester breathes in atmospheric water and exhales energy

(ScienceDaily) Integrating a super moisture-absorbent gel with light-active materials, researchers in Singapore have developed a humidity digester to dry the ambient air while generating energy. The method, presented November 20 in the journal Joule, is a green alternative to air conditioners with a trick — pulling water out of thin air. Like plants, artificial...
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A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet.

A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet.

CNN –  Heliogen, a clean energy company that emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, said it has discovered a way to use artificial intelligence and a field of mirrors to reflect so much sunlight that it generates extreme heat above 1,000 degrees Celsius. Essentially, Heliogen created a solar oven — one capable of reaching...
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Iowa wind farm sending many giant blades to landfills, will create over one million tons of fiberglass

Iowa wind farm sending many giant blades to landfills, will create over one million tons of fiberglass

“Landfills are really struggling to manage them, and they just decide they can’t accept them….” Bill Rowland, president of the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations, said he’s unsure “we as a society” considered what would happen to the blades as older turbines are repowered. “There wasn’t a plan in place to say, ‘How...
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Wisconsin Announces Multi-Agency Coordinating Council for PFAS, Begins Process for Additional PFAS Rulemaking

Wisconsin Announces Multi-Agency Coordinating Council for PFAS, Begins Process for Additional PFAS Rulemaking

(Michael Best & Friedrich LLP) Today, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) began the process of implementing another priority in Governor Evers’ Executive Order #40 by creating the Wisconsin Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Council or “WisPAC.” The Council will be led by DNR and will coordinate PFAS-related activities among state agencies...
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NASA finds that Californians’ TRASH emits far more methane into the atmosphere than cattle ranches… should we ban trash services to solve the global warming problem?

NASA finds that Californians’ TRASH emits far more methane into the atmosphere than cattle ranches… should we ban trash services to solve the global warming problem?

NASA scientists are helping California create a detailed, statewide inventory of methane point sources — highly concentrated methane releases from single sources — using a specialized airborne sensor. The new data, published this week in the journal Nature, can be used to target actions to reduce emissions of this potent greenhouse gas. Like carbon...
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