Translate this page to any language by choosing a language in the box below.
- Today's Federal Register - EPA News & Federal Registers- OSHA News & FR's DOT news
OSHA COVID-19 Rules, Requirements, Enforcement, Employee Rights and more - OSHA Covid-19 Guidance
Current Criminal and Administrative Actions "Pollutors of the Week". See the latest companies and individuals who have been charged or convicted of environmental crimes!
New and Featured Pages
Are ocean wind farms killing whales? What are the environmental problems with wind turbines?
Bhopal in Palestine, Ohio - Train Derailment Produces an Environmental and Health Disaster
Natural causes of climate change
Gas Stoves: Unhealthy, bad for the climate - or a tempest in a teapot?
Researchers say the Earth's inner core is reversing direction; what are the implications on climate change?
A Renewable Energy Breakthrough in 2022?
Forever Chemicals: PFOS / PFAS
3M Will Stop Producing PFAS, Used in Nonstick Cookware
Plastics Recycling rates fall to 5 - 6%
How and where to recycle your Christmas tree
Save money, energy and water in your shower
Are hurricanes more frequent or severe than in the past?
Cell Phone, iPad, and Monitor's Blue light effects on sleep patterns, eye health, cataracts and cancers
The FDA proposes a new food label that includes more information about sugar and a larger font size.
Is Azodicarbonamide in bread at Subway, McDonalds and other
Benzene in your soda? FDA tests find benzene in 5 brands of soft drinks.
Cell phones and the link to cancer - do cell phones cause cancer? Update from WHO
Bed Bug infestations are a growing epidemic. See this page about bed bugs and if you are going to a hotel or motel, check this page for tips specific to staying in hotels and motels.
Find a recycling center in your area for your old tv, computer, cell phone, batteries, washing machine and more
Caffeine and Your Health - The latest about Caffeine and Pregnancy / Miscarriages
Arsenic in apple juice? And arsenic in rice? See the reports from the FDA and Consumer Reports here.
Jobs: Resources for environmental jobs-seekers
Having an Ant Invasion in Your Home? read how to stop them safely here.
Recreation: This summer, take your family to pick your own strawberries, tomatoes, apples, pumpkins and other fresh, healthy fruit ! For more information, see www.PickYourOwn.org
Complete listing of site changes at " What's new"
Coronavirus - COVID-19 Issues:
Tips to easily reduce COVID risk at gatherings.
Coronavirus best practices for your business
Find your local state and county health department contacts
OSHA self-inspection checklist
Search EPA publications, guides and documents (free)
April 22 is Earth day - Read about it here.
Worker Rights for Safety and Wages:
Worker rights, laws, wages, links to state pages, etc. - U.S. Department of Labor
Frequently asked questions about wages and benefits
* Workplace health issues *- how to protect your health at work
Toxic toys? New rules have toy manufacturers upset that they can't keep making toxic toys! Read our opinions about this and other issues with the EPA, FDA, OSHA, etc.
OSHA Top 10 Violations List
Curious what the top 10 violations cited by OSHA are? The list is here!
See OSHA Recordkeeping Guidelines (OSHA 200 / 300 forms)
OSHA Penalties Are Increasing AGAIN!
The maximum penalty for violations of federal DOL posting requirements is now going up by more than $400. The new maximum fine amounts are:
OSHA fines are now adjusted annually
For background, see the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 on The National Law Review and Safety News Alert
Energy Star Program
The ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR program was established by EPA in 1992, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g). as a voluntary program to identify and promote energy-efficient products and buildings in order to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through voluntary labeling of or other forms of communication about products and buildings that meet the highest energy efficiency standards. Find out how to identified Energy Star certified products here.
Education and Training programs
The EPA, DOT and OSHA require a number of certifications and training in order to work in certain positions, even positions that you might not expect. For example, hazardous waste training courses are usually required for health related degrees such as Gerontology degrees and Nursing programs.
See this page for more information about some of the more popular types of OSHA/EPA/DOT mandated training .