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March is National Ladder Safety Month 

EPA Awards Grants to College Students 2/20/20 

EPA awards grant to Michigan State Students for 100% Recyclable Water- and Oil- Resistant Paper 2/20/20

EPA awards grant to University of Cincinnati Students for PFAS Treatment with Sawdust 2/20/20

EPA awards grants to students at UC Berkeley and Riverside to develop technologies to remove arsenic from water and for making construction materials out of wheat straw 2/19/20

University of New Mexico develops sidewalks from sustainable materials 2/19/20

5 Universities Test Waste Auditing Technology 2/14/20

Rethinking Waste Management at Large Sporting Events 2/10/20

USDOL orders Michigan School district to reinstate and pay back wages to employee terminated for warning of unsafe conditions. 1/30/2020 

New Navigable Waters Protection Rule issued 1/23/2020 

Colorado College Achieves Carbon Neutrality (Environment+Energy Leader) 1/22/2020

Environment America publishes top 2020 state legislative priorities 1/7/2020 

EPA publishes Excess Food Opportunities site to help reduce the fact that food waste is the single largest component of the trash, equaling 133 billion pounds of food annually!

EPA celebrates America Recycles Week at UMass Dartmouth 11/13/19

Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2019

Managing Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses 11/28/19

Methylene Chloride no longer permitted to be sold as paint remover 11/22/19

Children and the Environment (EPA site) updated for environmental health indicators 10/29/19

Green Power Partnership lists top Colleges & Universities updated October 21, 2019

Stanford University: Developing Talent for Smart Buildings

Managing Asthma in the School Environment. 9/22/19

Waters of the United States" Rule repealed. 9/12/19

University of Illinois to expand Solar Farms. 9/12/2019

Removing meat from campus menu results in savings and reduced emissions for Univ. Cambridge. 9/12/19

EPA researchers determine 3-D printer emissions may pose health risks. 9/10/19

CU Boulder replaces plastic cups with recyclable aluminum at stadiums. 9/6/19

Two companies face over $687K in penalties after employees exposed to fall hazards. 8/8/19

EPA lowers clearance levels for Lead Dust. 6/21/2019

University of Louisville researches the manufacture of thin solar panels by repurposing printing presses.

EPA strengthens Asbestos Regulations to Close Loophole and Protect Consumers.

Environment America publishes new report indicating 100% renewable energy from 40 colleges and universities. Download it here. 4/2019

Updated Information on State IAQ Laws and Policies now available from the Environmental Law Institute.

Study Shows Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Higher Cholesterol Levels. Science journal study.

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Upcoming Webinars

Watch Video on New Lead and Copper Rule

April 9, 1-2pm: How Hazardous Materials (DOT) Regulations Apply

April 10,11-11:30am: Communicating the Financial Outlook with your Board:  What should you share about COVID-19?

April 14, 3-4pm: Radon Testing and Mitigation Standards (CRCPD focus) 

April 16, 1-2pm:  New Methods to Test Modern Fume Hoods

April 16, 3-4pm: Radon Testing and Mitigation Standards (AARST focus) 

April 17, 11-11:30am: Treasury Considerations re COVID-19 & Financial Projections

April 24, 11-11:30am: Pandemic Communications & Keeping Stakeholders Informed

May 1, 11-11:30am:  Investment Governance & COVID-19 in Times of Market Volatility

May 12, 3-4pm:  Get Smart (Labs): Results from the Smart Labs Accelerator

Other online training resources: Safety in the Trades, EHS

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More Webinars

Better Buildings Initiatives from the U.S. Dept. of Energy

Small Water Systems Webinar Series from the U.S. EPA

Second Nature Webinars Business & Energy Topics

Indoor Air Quality from the U.S. EPA

Integrated Pest Management from the U.S. EPA

Tools and Resources Webinar Series from the U.S. EPA

Sustainable Materials Management Webinars from the U.S. EPA

SafeX (various Environmental Health and Safety Topics)


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