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May 11, 2022
BC Mining Month: “Changing Mines, Changing Minds”

BC Mining Month: “Changing Mines, Changing Minds”

The three ore stockpile covers at Highland Valley Copper mine near Logan Lake. (Herald file photo). The Province of British Columbia and Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) have announced that May is officially BC Mining Month, which looks to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the mining industry on communities across the province, and its role in reducing carbon emissions. The sixteen mines and two smelters across BC create 35,000 jobs across the province with an average wage of $123,700. Their annual contribution to all levels of government nears $2.5 billion. Mines in BC spend an estimated $3 billion annually with 215 small, medium, and Indigenous-affiliated businesses. “BC Mining Month is an excellent opportunity to showcase the willingness of our industry to embrace change and innovation, whether that be social, environmental or technological,” said Michael Goehring, president and CEO of the MABC. “BC is a world-class mining jurisdiction […]

May 11, 2022

Compostable Food Service Packaging Market: Manufacturers and suppliers, Geographical insights and Competitive landscape – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2028 ||

In this quickly revolutionizing industry, market research or secondary research is the best way to collect information quickly and here Compostable Food Service Packaging market research report plays vital role here. With this market report, insights and realities of the Compostable Food Service Packaging industry can be acquired which helps keep the business on the right track. This market report lends a hand to stay up-to-date about the entire market and also brings into light holistic view of the market. Compostable Food Service Packaging market document conducts estimations on the market status, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, market restraints, key opportunities, challenges, market risks, entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis. To provide an absolute overview of the Compostable Food Service Packaging industry, the top notch Compostable Food Service Packaging market report covers various aspects of market analysis, product definition, market segmentation, key developments, and […]

May 11, 2022
ESG Investing and the US Oil and Gas Industry: An Analysis of Climate Disclosures

ESG Investing and the US Oil and Gas Industry: An Analysis of Climate Disclosures

Executive Summary As climate change continues to unfold around the globe, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns are increasingly driving investment decisions. This is especially true for investors in the oil and gas sector, which accounts for an outsized share of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although this sector’s future is uncertain amid the decarbonization process, demand for oil and gas is unlikely to decline soon. However, given the proliferation of ESG investment strategies, if these companies wish to continue to attract capital, they will likely need to reduce their environmental footprint and show evidence of such in a way that is both transparent and uniform across the sector. This report, part of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, analyzes how oil and gas companies involved in exploration and production (known as “upstream”) are disclosing GHG emissions and climate change risks, the extent to which their disclosures align […]

May 11, 2022

Time to Get Serious about Sustainability | EHS Today

The success of corporate sustainability programs may hinge upon four primary factors: staffing, funding, employee support and meaningful metrics. Operations professionals responding to EHS Today’‘s 2022 Sustainability Progress Report survey indicated that these are the top areas they struggle with when implementing or maintaining a sustainability program.
Industry consultants suggest that corporate leaders must prioritize sustainability initiatives as a strategic focus to overcome these challenges. In the coming years, they may not have a choice. In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule changes that would require registrants to include information about climate-related business risks…

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May 11, 2022

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers from heat. Our safety message comes down to three key words: Water. Rest. Shade. Dangers of Working in the Heat Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. There are a range of heat illnesses and they can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. Employer Responsibility to Protect Workers Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program. Provide workers with water, rest […]

May 11, 2022
OSHA Hosts Stakeholder Meeting on Heat-Related Hazards

OSHA Hosts Stakeholder Meeting on Heat-Related Hazards

On May 3, 2022, OSHA held a stakeholder meeting regarding the development of a nationwide occupational heat standard to prevent heat injuries and illness. The meeting featured opening remarks by Assistant Secretary of Labor, Doug Parker, Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor, Jim Frederick. The OSHA leadership characterized heat hazards as not only a worker protection issue but also a racial equity issue due to the significant number of workers of color who work in jobs impacted by indoor and outdoor heat hazards. Secretary Walsh emphasized that the Administration has identified worker safety in general and prevention and mitigation of heat-related injuries and illnesses in particular as an administration priority. As a result, not only is OSHA pursuing a federal heat standard as a long-term goal but also has also adopted short-term goals such as the launch of the National Emphasis Program (NEP) that […]