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European Risk Observatory Report: Expert forecast on Emerging Biological Risks related to Occupational Safety and Health

A 145-page report that identifies the top emerging biological risks likely to affect workers across Britain and Europe. The report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is part of a series of “Risk Observatory” studies aiming to prepare employers and governments across the EU for possible occupational health and safety threats of future. Read More

A Citizen’s Guide to Radon

Instructions on how to test for radon and interpret the results. Read More

Floods

Practical introduction on types of floods, public warnings, worker safety, and health hazards. Read More

Emergency Management Guide for Business & Industry

The first page of an online step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response, and recovery for companies of all sizes. The PDF version is out-of-date, but the online version is current. Read More

Annual Report on the Environment in Japan 2006

The document reports on the state of the environment of Japan in FY 2005. It consists of an overview on population decline and the environment of Japan. It also describes the origins of Japan’s environmental problems, citing the example of Minamata disease. In the second part of the report, it summarizes the environmental issues and government environmental conservation measures in Japan, FY 2005. Read More

Safety and Health Policy and Procedure Manual

College/university safety manual: 30 examples of safety manuals for college personnel. Read More

Oil Pollution Act of 1990

The Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 streamlined and strengthened EPA’s ability to prevent and respond to catastrophic oil spills. A trust fund financed by a tax on oil is available to clean up spills when the responsible party is incapable or unwilling to do so. The OPA requires oil storage facilities and vessels to submit to the Federal government plans detailing how they will respond to large discharges. EPA has published regulations for above ground storage facilities; the Coast Guard has done so for oil tankers. The OPA also requires the development of Area Contingency Plans to prepare and plan for oil spill response on a regional scale. Read More

Diesel Exhaust

Diesel exhaust is a mixture of over 400 different fine particles, vapors, and toxic organic materials, that result when diesel fuel is burned. Over 40 chemicals in diesel exhaust are considered toxic air contaminants (TAC) by the State of California. Emisiones de Diesel http://www.losh.ucla.edu/losh/resources-publications/fact-sheets/diesel_espanol.pdf Read More

Creosote

Creosote is a mixture of chemicals used in a variety of products: coal tar creosote, wood creosote, coal tar, and coal tar pitch. It is produced by heating coal (coal tar creosote) or wood (wood creosote) to very high temperatures. In large quantities, creosote is highly toxic. Creosota en espanol http://www.losh.ucla.edu/losh/resources-publications/fact-sheets/creosota_espanol.pdf Read More

Anthrax

Anthrax is an infectious bacterial disease. Anthrax can infect wild and domestic animals, such as cattle, pigs, and sheep. Anthrax can also infect humans when they are exposed to anthrax-infected animals. Ántrax en espanol http://www.losh.ucla.edu/losh/resources-publications/fact-sheets/anthrax_espanol.pdf Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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