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Managing the risks of extreme weather 

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By Dave Johnson, Phylmar newsletter editor “California faces unprecedented fire danger as record heat, dryness combine with fierce winds,” was the headline of an August 19, 2021 Los Angeles Times article. “California is entering uncharted territory,” according to the report, with wildfires torching more than a million acres fairly early in the fire season. Record dry conditions that have fueled…

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September 2021 EHS News

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Masks can reduce risk of Valley fever, Arizona experts say Arizona has recorded more than 6,800 cases of Valley fever so far this year, according to July data from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Cases have steadily climbed every year since 2016, with the state reporting more than 11,400 cases last year. Valley fever is a lung disease caused by…

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Sep 2021 Chemical Safety & Regulation News

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Toxic metals are seeping into human bones; new technology may make it worse Researchers in Israel have discovered lead contamination in the bones of humans as far back as 12,000 years ago. They warn that modern technology may only make the problem worse. Despite global regulations banning many harmful toxins from use, study authors say even the “cleanest” products today…

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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, or environmental, social and governance, funds. Fund managers want…

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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 the highest since April. Outbreaks…

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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 alarming rate, according to 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 vaccine, New York City announced that…

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Needed: Innovative thinking to prevent serious injuries and fatalities

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By Dave Johnson, Phylmar Group Newsletter Editor Serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) are a frustrating workplace safety issue for more reasons than one. SIFs for years have stubbornly resisted efforts by some of the world’s most elite occupational health and safety programs to reduce their numbers. In 2001, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported employers suffered 5,915 work-related…

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EHS News

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Communicating with your employees could be challenging in a crisis According to the results of Rave Mobile Safety’s 2021 Workplace Safety and Preparedness Survey, as reported in Forbes: The most common methods of communication for workplaces were email and alerting employees in-person, which risk leaving workers uninformed. Only 16% said their employers used mobile apps to communicate in a crisis. A third…

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Sustainability News

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Sustainability stands out as post-pandemic trend The importance of sustainability to consumers has “massively increased in importance even among lower incomes,” said Konstantinos Apostolatos, managing director and senior partner for The Boston Consulting Group. The accelerated interest is going to change how companies communicate with consumers and collaborate with their customers and suppliers, according to the Food Business News. Francois…

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