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A Renewable Energy Breakthrough in 2022?

Climate change information

Plastics Recycling rates fall to 5 - 6%

How and where to recycle your Christmas tree

Save money, energy and water in your shower

New: OSHA self-inspection checklist

CellPhone, iPad, and Monitor's Blue light effects on sleep patters, eye health, cataracts and cancers

EPA chief can't answer question about global warming claims

The FDA proposes a new food label that includes more information about sugar and a larger font size.

Is Azodicarbonamide in bread at Subway, McDonalds and other foods safe?
Read more here.

Benzene in your soda? FDA tests find benzene in 5 brands of soft drinks.
Get the details here.

Search EPA publications, guides and documents (free)

Cell phones and the link to cancer - do cell phones cause cancer? Update from WHO

April 22 is Earth day - Read about it here.

Bed Bug infestations are a growing epidemic. See this page about bed bugs and if you are going to a hotel or motel, check this page for tips specific to staying in hotels and motels.

Find a recycling center in your area for your old tv, computer, cell phone, batteries, washing machine and more

Caffeine and Your Health - The latest about Caffeine and Pregnancy / Miscarriages

Arsenic in apple juice? And arsenic in rice? See the reports from the FDA and Consumer Reports here.

Jobs: Resources for environmental jobs-seekers

Worker Rights for Safety and Wages:

Worker rights, laws, wages, links to state pages, etc. - U.S. Department of Labor

Frequently asked questions about wages and benefits

* Workplace health issues *- how to protect your health at work

Teen Worker Rights (U.S.)

Does cell phone usage cause brain tumors and cancer? See the cell phone research and conclusions here.

Having an Ant Invasion in Your Home? read how to stop them safely here.

Recreation: This summer, take your family to pick your own strawberries, tomatoes, apples, pumpkins and other fresh, healthy fruit ! For more information, see www.PickYourOwn.org

Complete listing of site changes at " What's new"

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Issues:

Tips to easily reduce COVID risk at gatherings.

COVID-19 Antibody testing

Coronavirus best practices for your business

Find your local state and county health department contacts

Coronavirus info for consumers - and - Lockdowns?

Editorials...

Toxic toys? New rules have toy manufacturers upset that they can't keep making toxic toys! Read our opinions about this and other issues with the EPA, FDA, OSHA, etc.

OSHA Top 10 Violations List

Curious what the top 10 violations cited by OSHA are? The list is here!

See OSHA Recordkeeping Guidelines (OSHA 200 / 300 forms)

OSHA Penalties Are Increasing AGAIN!

The maximum penalty for violations of federal DOL posting requirements is now going up by more than $400. The new maximum fine amounts are:
• Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): $178
• Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): $576
• Job Safety and Health: It's the Law (OSHA): $13,653
• Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA): $21,663

OSHA fines are now adjusted annually
To avoid fines, you need the most current version of each poster, see this page.

For background, see the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015  on The National Law Review and Safety News Alert

Energy Star Program

The ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR program was established by EPA in 1992, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g). as a voluntary program to identify and promote energy-efficient products and buildings in order to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through voluntary labeling of or other forms of communication about products and buildings that meet the highest energy efficiency standards. Find out how to identified Energy Star certified products here.

Education and Training programs

The EPA, DOT and OSHA require a number of certifications and training in order to work in certain positions, even positions that you might not expect. For example, hazardous waste training courses are usually required for health related degrees such as Gerontology degrees and Nursing programs.

See this page for more information about some of the more popular types of OSHA/EPA/DOT mandated training .

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