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The EPA allows safer products to carry the Design for the Environment (DfE) label. This mark enables consumers to quickly identify and choose products that can help protect the environment and are safer for families. To support this effort, the EPA provides a Design for the Environment Health and Safety Management Best Practices Checklist
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect agricultural workers from the effects of exposure to pesticides. It covers pesticides that are used in the production of agricultural plants on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses. The WPS offers protections to over three and a half million people who work with pesticides at over 560,000 workplaces. The scope of the regulation includes both workers performing in areas treated with pesticides and those who handle (mix, load, apply, etc.) pesticides in these locations.
One of the most critical considerations for a volunteer water monitoring program is the safety of its volunteers. All volunteers should be trained in safety procedures and should carry with them a set of safety instructions and the phone number of their program coordinator or team leader. Safety precautions can never be overemphasized.
The Strategic Research Action Plan for EPA’s Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS) research program presents the purpose, design and themes of the Agency’s CSS research efforts to ensure safety in the design, manufacture and use of existing and future chemicals.
U.S. EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Program works with auto refinishers to identify and encourage safer, cleaner, and more efficient practices and technologies.
Ergonomists Without Borders is an initiative of the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE). FPE is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “provide leadership in evolving and growing the ergonomics profession; bridge gaps between research, education and practice; and promote professionalism in ergonomics practice, all for the benefit of the public
This article was derived from the full report of the benchmarking study findings. It summarizes the general trends and high-level findings of the study.
In today’s society, working in a mobile environment has become almost as common as working in a traditional office environment.
Mobile and telecommuting computing environments have introduced new areas of ergonomic concern that may threaten workers’ well-being and lead to increased health costs in the workplace.
Ergonomics can be seen as an expense when the economical benefits of improvements are not recognized or communicated.
This article provides links to a variety of sun safety videos.
The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.
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