Bringing to a close a long, controversial safety stand-off in the construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced a final rule on respirable silica dust.
In late February, a bipartisan group of 17 governors signed the "Governors' Accord for a New Energy Future," a joint commitment to take action to promote clean energy, clean transportation choices, a modern electrical grid, and a plan for a new energy future.
The beauty of technology lies in its ability to make something magnificent out of the mundane. Take, for example, the transformation of the telephone into a mini, portable computer. A similar transformation is just around the corner, so to speak, for something equally familiar: the city street.
Green Generation Solutions (GreenGen), Bethesda, Md., retrofitted assisted-living facilities over several years to be greener and more energy-efficient, according to a December article in Facility Executive.
The evolution of renewable-energy technologies is full of surprises. No industry appears untouched, and new possibilities emerge all the time. For example, the confluence of solar power, storage and electric vehicles is revolutionizing the dynamic of energy consumption and transportation.
According to a Report by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), based on research conducted by Booz Allen Hamilton, the green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the United States and accounted for more than 2.3 million U.S. jobs in 2015.
Liberty Mutual released its 2016 Workplace Safety Index last month, summarizing the top 10 causes of disabling workplace injuries, using data from Liberty Mutual, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
A new report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), outlines recommendations for improving thermal comfort for employees who work in moderately cold environments.
On Feb. 12, the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed an efficiency standard for general service lamps, marking the next step in an ongoing process that started with the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in 2007.
The results of a new survey of 500 energy industry representatives (utility executives, regulators, distributed energy providers, etc.), conducted by GTM Squared, a research arm of Greentech Media, suggest that ongoing regulatory proceedings designed to properly value distributed energy resources (D
According to a February 5 press release from Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), construction firms added 18,000 workers in January, as the industry's unemployment rate declined to 8.5 percent, a 17-year low.
As the debate over climate change continues, many figures in the tech industry have been among the most vocal in the fight against it. Now, many of the biggest names in the field are teaming up to form a climate change supergroup.
Research conducted by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has convinced the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that more expensive fines for workplace-safety violations are likely to send stronger messages to employers to improve workplace-safety efforts.