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Microlearning, health and safety

Why EHS Training Needs to Pivot to Microlearning

Environment, health, and safety (EHS) training can be a long and sometimes exhausting process, and it also needs to be precise. After all, workers’ health and even their lives could be in the hands of trainees in the future. But scaling up training can have a negative impact on employees’ productivity, so it’s time to […]

Propane tank

Ask the Expert: What Regulations Apply to a 500 Gallon Propane Tank?

An EHS Hero® subscriber recently asked our experts at BLR® what regulations, if any, applied to a 500 gallon propane tank used for an emergency generator. Do aboveground storage tank (AST) rules apply? What about Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans or programs? The answer is brief, but helpful—not only to this individual, but […]

Coronavirus

NIOSH Releases Research Agenda for COVID-19 Issues

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a research agenda for critical issues involved in the COVID-19 pandemic. Future research should focus on essential workers involved in critical continuity functions in the United States, according to NIOSH.

Greenhouse gas emissions, GHG, air

EPA Revises CSAPR, Expects Reduction in NOx Emissions

On March 15, 2021, the EPA finalized revisions to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Update to reduce downwind pollution from power plants. This action, in response to the Wisconsin v. EPA ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in September 2019, is expected to help downwind states meet the 2008 […]