Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training Comes to Cary

Personnel who are expected to stop, contain, and clean up releases of hazardous materials are required to have 24 hours of initial training. Personnel who are involved in clean-ups at waste sites, including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites, or voluntary clean-ups involving hazardous substances must have 40 hours of initial instruction.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training Comes to Cary

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Cary, NC on February 15-17 for the 24 Hr. Hazwoper and February 15-19, 2010 for the 40 Hr. Hazwoper. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 919-469-1585, 1-800- 537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes

Now in its 29th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the State and Federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Dallas

According to Environmental Resource Center, when workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Hazmat Training Comes to Dallas

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Dallas at the Wyndham Hotel – Love Field on February 16 – 18, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Management – Texas: The Complete Course will be taught on February 16 and 17.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on February 18 at the same location. Classes begin at 8 am and end at 5 pm each day.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Atlantic City

According to Environmental Resource Center, when workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Hazmat Training Comes to Atlantic City

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Atlantic City at the Trump Taj Mahal on February 9-11.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on February 9 and 10, and DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on February 11 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Atlanta

According to Environmental Resource Center, when workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. In addition, SARA Title III (Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know) requires you to inform your surrounding community about your facility’s hazardous substances and releases – accidental and permitted.

Hazmat Training Comes to Atlanta

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Atlanta at the Hyatt Place – Atlanta Airport, North on February 9 – 12, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on February 9 and 10, DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on February 11, and SARA Title III will be taught on February 12 at the same location.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

Now in its 29th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the State and Federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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Backed By 6,000 Studies And 50 Years Of Use, Atrazine Can Be Used Safely

For 50 years, sound science has governed U.S. regulatory decisions on atrazine, a well-studied herbicide that farmers rely upon worldwide to produce safe, healthy and abundant crops. Syngenta, as a science-based company, looks forward to a continuing, open and transparent safety review of atrazine by the U.S. EPA in 2010 and expects a positive outcome.

Last week, two environmental activist groups escalated their attacks on Syngenta and atrazine, urging a departure from the EPA’s methodical, science-based approach to regulating crop protection products such as atrazine. Syngenta believes these claims are baseless and wrong.

These activist groups urge the removal of safe, regulated crop protection tools farmers rely on to produce safe and abundant food for the world. It is estimated forty percent of the world’s food supply would not exist without the use of such products.

Committed to the highest ethical standards
“Syngenta is committed to promoting and maintaining high standards of corporate responsibility worldwide in an industry that is essential to global agriculture and food production,” said Dr. Tim Pastoor, principal scientist for Syngenta Crop Protection. “The activist report is an irresponsible and defamatory characterization of our company’s efforts to implement high standards of stewardship for the safe, effective and environmentally responsible use of its products. Our people are committed to the highest level of ethical standards in all our business practices.”

Transparent review of the best science
EPA’s 12-year evaluation completed in 2006 found atrazine poses “no harm that would result to the general U.S. population, infants, children or other … consumers.”

To reach its conclusion, EPA required that Syngenta initiate studies defined by the EPA and conducted using internationally recognized Good Laboratory Practices.

“Syngenta is required by the EPA to conduct a long list of mandatory high-quality studies under rigorous scrutiny by the agency,” said Pastoor. “Every data point is available to verify the studies were done properly and the science can be verified by EPA scientists. Recently cited studies by activist organizations are not required to adhere to the same standards. The EPA’s recent evaluation reviewed the best science in its regulatory decision, so these activist calls for yet another review of atrazine would only be repeating the work that has been done already.”

World-renowned institutions including the World Health Organization, the National Cancer Institute, and governments in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom all have studied atrazine. WHO said atrazine is deemed “not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans,” placing it in the same cancer risk category as substances such as tea, rubbing alcohol and talc. The Australian government said“it is unlikely that atrazine is an endocrine disruptor in humans.”

In addition, Anne Lindsay, former Deputy Director, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. EPA, in testimony before the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives, said “EPA has taken an especially close look at the research conducted by Dr. Tyrone Hayes which reports that atrazine adversely affects sexual development in frogs, causing a mixture of sex organs in a single animal. EPA has concluded that the existing data are insufficient to demonstrate that atrazine causes such effects. The Agency’s conclusions are supported by the independent, expert peer review of the SAP (Science Advisory Panel).”

Thousands of farmers rely on atrazine for more than half of U.S. corn
“Farmers have told us again and again to fight for atrazine, which is an important tool in growing affordable and abundant food, and we will,” Pastoor said. “Atrazine is relied on to control weeds on more than half of U.S. corn, and a 2003 EPA review said ‘the total or national economic impact resulting from the loss of atrazine to control grass and broadleaf weeds in corn, sorghum and sugar cane would be in excess of $2 billion per year if atrazine were unavailable to growers.’ That would have a devastating effect on our farm economy.”

For more information, visit www.atrazine.com.

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npower Boiler Scrappage Scheme Gets Off To A Flying Start

npower hometeam has revealed that it has seen a six-fold increase in customers enquiring about replacement or new boilers since the announcement of the Government’s boiler scrappage scheme.

npower Boiler Scrappage Scheme Gets Off To A Flying Start

Six times more appointments were booked through npower hometeam on the first day of
the Government scheme, compared to the previous day. The company, which installs, services and repairs boilers, has drafted in extra staff to meet the demand while existing staff are working overtime.

In December npower became the first energy supplier to launch its own boiler boiler scrappage scheme, but with the Government announcement consumers could now be eligible to receive as much as £800 towards the cost of a new gas boiler installation as well as saving nearly £235 off an annual gas bill*, when replacing one that is G rated. This week has seen some of its competitors follow npower’s example.

npower has also announced that it will honour the full £800 scrappage discount for customers who, due to the cold weather, need to have their broken down ‘G rated’ boiler replaced before the end of January, subject to availability. This is to help customers who may need a new boiler before the government vouchers are available (January 18th at the earliest).

Kevin Miles, CEO npower retail, said: “As we enter the coldest winter for 30 years, we are finding that the boiler scrappage scheme is really striking a chord with our customers. With the HHIC estimating the average cost of a boiler installation to be around £2,500, £800 is a significant discount.

“We are encouraging any interested parties to act quickly to benefit from the scheme, as the Government has a finite pot of money which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.”

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Scrappage Scheme For Windows Earns Wide Industry Backing

Boiler replacement grant scheme up and running – campaigners hope plan to encourage installation of latest, energy-efficient double glazing will be next.

Scrappage Scheme For Windows Earns Wide Industry Backing

More than 3,450 people have signed a petition calling on the government to introduce a double glazing scrappage scheme, just as the first applications are coming in from householders looking to take advantage of a similar incentive to improve the energy efficiency of UK homes.

The government’s boiler scrappage scheme was launched in early January, promising to save up to 125,000 eligible households £400 on the cost of replacing an old boiler with a more modern, fuel-efficient equivalent.

Now, support is growing for a similar scheme for double glazed windows, with a petition on the 10 Downing Street website attracting 3,450 signatures, as at Monday January 11.

And home improvement price comparison website LocalQuoter has backed this idea, believing that it will encourage window installers and manufacturers to step up to the challenge of addressing the environmental impacts of their work.

“We fully support any scheme which will help people reduce their CO2 emissions,” said LocalQuoter boss Les Yates, “and we’re sure our customers will too.

“We’ve already shown them the benefits of using local, suitably qualified and experienced tradespeople, and we welcome any moves to encourage our trusted industry partners to show a commitment to cutting the environmental impact of their work.

“Having state-of-the-art windows and doors installed is proven to help achieve substantial reductions in CO2, and can play a major part in helping the UK achieve the drastic emissions cuts which we are looking to achieve over the next decade,” he added.

The government has committed to cutting the amount of greenhouse gases, of which CO2, or carbon dioxide is the most common, by 70 per cent in the UK by the year 2020.

Installing modern windows can help maximise savings on energy bills over many years, according to Nigel Rees, Chief Executive of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), the umbrella body representing double glazing manufacturers and installers.

“Energy Efficient Windows (EEWs) have a huge role to play in improving the thermal performance of the existing housing stock,”, said Nigel Rees. “EEWs can reduce emissions by 10% from dwellings nationally and reduce national domestic energy expenditure by 10%. “

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Hazmat Training Comes to Indianapolis

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. Personnel who ship hazardous materials by air or water must receive training mandated by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) every two years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Indianapolis at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Indianapolis Airport on February 1 – 4, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on February 1 and 2, DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on February 3 at the same location, and IATA/IMO will be taught on February 4 at the same location.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Columbia

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Columbia, South Carolina at the SpringHill Suites – Columbia Downtown on January 26 – 28, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on January 26 and 27.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on January 28 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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npower Welcomes Start Of Boiler Scrappage Scheme

npower has welcomed the start of the Government’s home boiler scrappage scheme, and has pledged to continue its own, potentially doubling the savings offered to customers who choose to replace their boiler.

npower Welcomes Start Of Boiler Scrappage Scheme

In December 2009 npower became the first energy supplier to launch its own boiler scrappage scheme. The combination of the two scrappage schemes means consumers could be eligible to receive as much as £800 towards the cost of a new boiler, when replacing one that is over 10 years old (G rated).

Kevin Miles, CEO of npower retail, said: “It’s vital we play our part in supporting this Government initiative. Customers can now enjoy £800 off the cost of a new boiler as well as saving nearly£235 off an annual gas bill, compared to a G Rated boiler*. We are delighted to welcome some of our competitors who have followed npower’s example and pledged to match the Government’s scheme.”

As well as its boiler scrappage scheme, npower hometeam npower hometeam installs, services and repairs boilers, in addition to offering a wide variety of heating cover options. npower hometeam provides a thorough, 30 point gas boiler service and safety check. hometeam also offers boiler repair with a choice of two ways to pay: fixed price repair, which ensures no extra charge for call out, parts or labour, and also comprises a no fix, no fee guarantee, and pay as you go repair, which covers call out and the first half hour of labour, with all work guaranteed for 12 months. npower hometeam is also offering a variety of heating cover options in conjunction with homeserve, including gas central heating breakdown cover, gas boiler breakdown cover, electrical heating breakdown cover, landlord’s gas central heating cover, home emergency cover, electrical emergency and breakdown cover, and gas supply pipe cover.

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