Monthly Archives: December 2011

Green energy can still make safe choices

While green energy has its safety problems, it’s worth remembering traditional energy production has always been a major consumer of human lives – even in countries boasting a good safety record. In the UK, the official workplace regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), has been instructed to explain its mines safety strategy, after a [...]
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Green construction’s added ingredient – danger

Construction workers involved in environmentally friendly, ‘green’ building projects can face additional traditional and novel hazards, researchers have found.  Problems identified in the study identify a greater risk of falls and new, high risk tasks. The University of Colorado study, publishing in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, examined construction projects built to achieve [...]
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