D.C is Creating a Sustainable 'Living Building'

January 31, 2013 - The District of Columbia is planning to build the cities first sustainable ‘living building’. D.C joined a green certification program that promotes the highest level of architectural sustainability.

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Because Accidents Can Happen Anywhere: OSHA Rules Apply to Startups

January 30, 2013 - On its Inc.Well blog, NBCchicago.com illuminates a grey area of OSHA regulation for small businesses: OSHA rules apply to any company of any size...

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Prevention Tactics Aim to Reduce Health Risks in Construction

January 29, 2013 - All construction workers face some level of risk while on the job, but three areas are associated with the most-pressing occupational health hazards in the construction industry: masonry, asphalt roofing and welding.

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Safety Survey Reveals False Sense of Security

January 28, 2013 - A recent survey suggests that laboratory workers may not be as safe as they feel, Nature reported.

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Downers Grove to Plant 375 Trees in 2013

January 25, 2013 - The village of Downers Grove will plant 375 trees in 2013. A western Chicago suburb, the village has partnered with the Suburban Tree Consortium for more than 25 years.

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New Online Tool Protect Workers from Cadmium Exposure

January 24, 2013 - OSHA has released an online tool for medical professionals assessing workers' cadmium exposure.

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Need for Better Occupational Medicine at Low-Wage Jobs

January 23, 2013 - The U.S. lost nearly $40 billion in productivity and medical care costs in 2010 due to job-related injuries in low-income workers. 

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Proposed Asbestos Regulations Tighten Requirements in Commercial Buildings

January 22, 2013 - The Illinois Department of Public Health has proposed new asbestos regulations for the state of Illinois that would, if enacted, require tighter regulation of asbestos in commercial and industrial buildings.

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Chicago Study Links Lead Poisoning to Lower Test Scores

January 21, 2013 - Three decades after the dangers of lead were discovered, the largest study on how lead poisoning effects school children has revealed that the problem is more widespread than people realized.

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Sustainable Living Center in Texas is Committed to Eco-Friendly Living

January 18, 2013 - Gordon and Jana Wybo have developed their Sustainable Living Center in Kyle, Texas, based on a unique business model

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AEESP Announced its Official Journal

January 17, 2013 - The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) announced that it now has an official journal, Environmental Engineering Science

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$1 Million of Unspent NATO Money to go CPS

January 16, 2013 - Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that $1 Million of the unspent NATO money will be donated to the development of educational vegetable gardens at 60 Chicago Public Schools.

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What You Should Know About Radon

January 15, 2013 - January is National Radon Action Month. The US Environmental Protection Agency is warning all citizens about the dangers of radon and encouraging all homeowners to test their home for radon.

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How to Avoid a ‘Sick’ Office Building

January 11, 2013 - The NIOSH issued a warning that occupants in damp office buildings, schools and other structures can develop a range of respiratory problems if damp conditions are not properly corrected.

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Foam Insulation May Not Belong in Green Buildings

January 9, 2013 - A recent article in Treehugger addresses the controversial issue of whether plastic foam insulation should be used in green buildings.

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EPA Cracks Down on Illegal Pesticides

January 8, 2013 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued legal complaints against two companies for selling unregistered pesticides.

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Congress Urged to Preserve Funding to Prevent Worker Injuries

January 7, 2013 - Three major safety organizations are urging Congress to support stable funding levels in order to save key programs aimed at preventing worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

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