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Safety professionals

Big Growth—and Change—Expected for the Safety Profession

The opportunities for safety professionals are expected to continue growing over the next several years at a rate higher than most occupations. In fact, jobs for occupational safety and health technicians are expected to grow over 10% through 2026, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

8 Issues Your City or Town May Look for in Partnering for Stormwater Control

What Is a CBP3? The EPA has been promoting CBP3 programs to help municipalities meet their stormwater management program needs. A traditional P3 is a performance-based contract between the public sector and the private sector to arrange financing, delivery, and typically long-term operations and maintenance of public infrastructure. The CBP3 includes many features of the […]

Let the Sun Shine on Unemployment—Does Renewable Energy Create Jobs?

Although it might seem obvious what renewable energy is, there is some debate about how renewable energy is defined, which has a definite effect on policy and regulation. What seems clear from various readings is that renewable energy does not include resources from fossil fuels or waste products from fossil fuel sources. According to the […]

What’s a ‘Green Job’ and How Can I Get One?

BLS and Green Jobs The BLS green jobs definition contains 2 components. Green jobs are either: Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources; or Jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources. Green Goods […]

Recent Trends in Environmental Jobs

Environmental Engineers Environmental engineers design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology. Table 1 outlines median salaries for environmental engineers from 2010 to 2014, nationwide, and for the states with the highest and lowest median salary. Note: […]

Improving Worker Health and Safety by Design

Improving Worker Health and Safety by Design   NIOSH broadly defines “green” jobs as those “that help to improve the environment.” These may include jobs related to renewable energy like solar and wind, jobs in recycling, jobs in the manufacturing of cleaner more sustainable products, and jobs where workers use these greener products such as […]

E3 Green Suppliers Network—How Its Working

E3 Green Suppliers Network—How It’s Working In 2006, Sermatech, in Connecticut, a provider of high-performance coatings to the aerospace industry, decided to partner with the GSN to address both lean and green manufacturing. An assessment was performed on the company’s surface coating process line that sprayed helicopter hubs, and it found that because the parts […]

Value-Added Benefits from Biogas

Value-Added Benefits from Biogas As discussed yesterday, a fully developed biogas industry could provide both renewable energy and reduced emissions of the GHG methane, two valuable assets for combating climate change. But the recent report, Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, also makes the case for biogas as an economic driver that can generate capital investments, jobs, and […]