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Sep 2021 Sustainability and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) News

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UN climate report increases urgency for green investment funds

Green investing has attracted a flood of cash and boosted companies like electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and clean energy company NextEra Energy (NEE.N) that promise to help a transition away from fossil fuels. But sustainable investment managers are confronting a two-sided challenge for ESG, …

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September 2021 California EHS News

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COVID outbreaks doubled in California workplaces in July

The number of workplace coronavirus outbreaks in California more than doubled between June and July, according to state data.

The data, which was shared with a panel exploring how to revise the state’s COVID-19 workplace safety standard, showed that the number of worksite outbreaks in July was …

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September 2021 Federal & State OSHA News

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OSHA calls on employers to combat surge in construction worker suicides

While the hazards most often associated with workplace deaths in the U.S. construction industry – falling, being struck-by or crushed by equipment or other objects, or suffering electrocution are well-known – a recent study finds that another potential killer is taking lives at an …

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COVID-19 and Delta Variant News

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Pfizer’s full FDA approval triggers new vaccine mandates

The full federal approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on August23 immediately, as expected, led to new vaccination mandates by government entities, a development that suggests more could be coming, according to The Hill.

Immediately after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the …

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Are you throwing away training dollars?

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By Dave Johnson, Phylmar newsletter editor

Total expenditure on workplace training by U.S. companies totaled a whopping $82.5 billion in 2020, according to Statista. Organizations with 10,000+ employees annually spend about $1,046 per employee. The majority of the training spend is directed at internal training taught by staff members. External training providers are more commonly …

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August 2021 EHS News

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Biden requires federal workers to be vaccinated or undergo repeated tests

President Joe Biden announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated.

Federal workers will be required to sign forms attesting they’ve been vaccinated …

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August 2021 Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) News

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Sustainable investment assets hit $35 trillion — 36% of all managed assets

Sustainable investment assets globally grew 15% in the past two years to reach $35 trillion, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Review 2020.

With 36% of all professionally managed assets now sustainable assets, “sustainable investing has really become a major force across global …

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August California EHS News

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Workers in California City must wear “Fully Vaccinated” stickers to avoid masks

Montclair City Hall workers in California have been told to wear stickers proving that they are fully vaccinated if they want to work without wearing masks, in a move that’s sparked concerns about people’s rights and medical confidentiality.

The measure followed a decision …

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