Webinar – “How to Develop a Positive Safety Culture”

Presented by: Nick Hardesty District Manager, KPA For over 10 years, Nick has been assisting dealers in determining their level of regulatory and safety compliance with KPA. Nick currently resides over KPA’s North Central District, as well as overseeing new engineer training and multiple national accounts. His emphasis has been on working with dealers to … Continue reading Webinar – “How to Develop a Positive Safety Culture”

An EHS Regulatory Library, in Your Pocket! – New App For iPhone, iPad – Get Yours Now!

  An EHS Regulatory Library, in Your Pocket! For 'on-the-go' EHS professionals, the Dakota EHS Pocket Guide provides a searchable, plain-language digest of U.S. federal Environmental, Health, and Safety regulations right on your iPhone or iPad. Users can search by keyword or use the topical citation list to review the regulatory digest and link to … Continue reading An EHS Regulatory Library, in Your Pocket! – New App For iPhone, iPad – Get Yours Now!

U.S. Clears New Nuclear Reactor Design

By REBECCA SMITH The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave final approval to Westinghouse Electric Co.'s newest reactor design Thursday, clearing a path for the sale of the reactors in the U.S. and a revival of domestic nuclear power construction. Approval of the Westinghouse reactor appeared far from certain after the nuclear accident at the Fukushima … Continue reading U.S. Clears New Nuclear Reactor Design

“Model Workplaces” In Connecticut Not Always Safest

by Lisa Chedekel Robert Gootkin In February 2007, David Gootkin came to the state Capitol in Hartford to testify in favor a bill prompted by his brother Robert’s death the year before at Covanta’s waste-to-energy plant in Wallingford. The bill, which eventually was adopted, requires that operators of solid waste facilities have at least two … Continue reading “Model Workplaces” In Connecticut Not Always Safest

Report: Radiation From Japan Found In Chicago Area

WARRENVILLE, Ill. (WBBM/CBS) — Low levels of radiation from Japan have now been discovered in the Chicago area, according to a new published report. As WBBM Newsradio 780's Lisa Fielding reports, the Daily Herald says Warrenville-based Exelon Nuclear has discovered trace amounts of radioiodine-131, a radioactive isotope associated with the damaged nuclear plants in Japan, … Continue reading Report: Radiation From Japan Found In Chicago Area

Nuclear Safety: What is America Doing?

NATION WITHOUT NUCLEAR: The crisis in Japan has focused U.S. attention on nuclear power and its discontents. What would happen if the nation took these concerns to their logical extreme: Could the nation simply do away with nuclear? Nowhere is that question more relevant than it is in Vermont. That state gets one-third of its … Continue reading Nuclear Safety: What is America Doing?

Nuclear Crisis Spikes Sales of Anti-Radiation Iodine Pills – Note: Do Not Take Unecessarily If You Reside in the US

By Chicago Tribune and The Associated Press Sales of Geiger counters and potassium iodide supplements that can block some radiation have surged nationwide since Friday, fueled by concerns among some Americans that radiation released from Japanese nuclear plants could spread to the United States. Potassium iodide supplements — which can protect the thyroid gland if … Continue reading Nuclear Crisis Spikes Sales of Anti-Radiation Iodine Pills – Note: Do Not Take Unecessarily If You Reside in the US

Google, NASA Release Satellite Images of Japan Disaster

Both Google and NASA are releasing satellite images depicting the devastation last week's earthquake and tsunami caused in Japan. Google teamed up with GeoEye, a satellite imagery company, to make images of the affected area available for people to view in Google Earth or Google Maps. Before-and-after images of earthquake damage in Japan show the … Continue reading Google, NASA Release Satellite Images of Japan Disaster

Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate Deep Sea Sensors, Sophisticated Modeling Software Enhance Prediction Efforts

As the deadly tsunami generated by Friday's massive earthquake off the coast of Japan headed toward the United States, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Center for Tsunami Research tracked its progress in real-time. Dozens of deep-ocean tsunami-monitoring sensors more than three miles beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean picked up … Continue reading Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate Deep Sea Sensors, Sophisticated Modeling Software Enhance Prediction Efforts