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2011-06-14 09:00:00

HUDSON, Mass., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A transportation accident or emergency release requiring environmental cleanup requires fast action to contain the spill generator's costs and limit potential liability. Shippers and transporters who are not adequately prepared to handle spill emergencies quickly and comply with all reporting requirements can end up with major expenses for cleanup and disposal services, liability issues and steep penalties for failing to file incident reports on...

2011-06-13 09:43:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In comments filed with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, American Trucking Associations asked the agency to withdraw its proposal to regulate the loading and unloading of hazardous materials in order to conduct needed research. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "ATA supports PHMSA's efforts to reduce loading and unloading incidents," ATA Vice President Richard Moskowitz wrote in...

2011-05-25 10:00:00

MONTREAL, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE:CNI) was awarded the prestigious TRANSCAER(R) (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) National Achievement Award at a ceremony yesterday in St. Louis, Mo. CN received the prize for the second straight year in recognition of its commitment to helping communities prepare for and respond to potential transportation incidents involving hazardous materials. The award recognizes extraordinary achievement in support of...

2011-05-20 00:00:30

Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied) of Lima, Ohio announced that its emergency spill response crews have completed Rail/Roadway Worker Protection training and certification. Lima, Ohio (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied) of Lima, Ohio announced that its emergency spill response crews have completed Rail/Roadway Worker Protection training and certification. The training is sanctioned by rail industry leaders CSX and Norfolk Southern and is part of an...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Our brand new HAZWOPER Training Series includes the 40 hr and 24 hr initial courses and the 8 hour refresher, all of which comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120. Be compliant fast---receive your certificate of completion immediately after finishing the course. AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 OSHAcampus is proud to introduce the brand new HAZWOPER Training Series which includes new 40 & 20 hour initial courses and the 8 hr annual Refresher, which were developed to meet the requirements in 29...

2011-05-04 14:10:03

Environmental health experts say current law falls short and urge federal government to work with partners to address gaps that leave the public vulnerable With growing evidence of the link between exposure to toxic chemicals and chronic diseases, especially in children, the United States needs to step up its efforts to protect the public from hazardous chemicals, say researchers writing in the May issue of Health Affairs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stymied by the outdated...

2011-04-28 10:48:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year Air Products (NYSE: APD) has received a Pinnacle Award for chemical transportation safety from Union Pacific Railroad. The award was presented to company representatives recently at an event held in Houston, Texas. The Pinnacle Award annually recognizes companies that have implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and have achieved a rate of zero non-accident releases for shipments of regulated...

2011-04-27 08:00:00

NORFOLK, Va., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) has earned the TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) National Achievement Award for 2010. This is the eleventh time - and the ninth consecutive year - that Norfolk Southern has earned the award that recognizes extraordinary achievement in support of efforts to prepare communities to respond to a possible hazardous materials transportation incident. In 2010, Norfolk Southern...

2011-04-23 00:00:31

Comprehensive Compliance Management Solution for EH&S Professionals Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 MSDSonline (http://www.MSDSonline.com), a leading developer of on-demand (SaaS) EH&S compliance management solutions, today announced the availability of its new hazardous chemical inventory management platform. The new web-based platform is designed to help environmental, health and safety (EH&S) professionals better manage the full lifecycle of hazardous chemicals used...

2011-04-13 18:51:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal OSHA yesterday released a hazard alert to hair salon owners and workers nationwide about potential formaldehyde exposure when using hair smoothing products. OSHA regulates formaldehyde as a cancer causing substance, and formaldehyde is listed as a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer (Prop 65 List). Formaldehyde also irritates the skin, eyes, throat and respiratory system, and can cause asthma and skin...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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