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December/January 2008: Related Reports and Articles

Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2007
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Hazardous Waste in Ontario: Progress and Challenges
2007 Status Report PDF Document

2007 Annual Report on Hazardous Waste Management
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August/September 2006: Related Reports and Articles

NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation "Taking Stock" report
http://www.cec.org/takingstock/

Sustainable Technology Development Canada (SDTC) Funding
http://www.sdtc.ca/en/knowledge/business_case.htm

Brownfields Redevelopment report by Association of Municipalities Ontario
http://www.amo.on.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=65396

June/July 2006: Related Reports and Articles

Award-winning Editorial -- Editor Connie Vitello wins Gold Award for Best Editorial from the Canadian Business Press
Fuel for the fire

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy report
Post Consumer Pharmaceutical Stewardship Association

April/May 2006: Related Reports and Articles

AIR QUALITY
  • NPRI

  • http://www.ec.gc.ca/pdb/npri/
  • Ontario Reg 127

  • http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/envision/monitoring/monitoring.htm
  • OnAir Historic Repository http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/envision/monitoring/ohr.htm

    GLOBE 2006 -- MORE COVERAGE FROM THE TRADE SHOW FLOOR
    http://www.globe2006.com/  

  • February/March 2006: Related Reports and Articles

    Automotive indoor air quality report
    http://www.ecocentre.org

    Impact of Canada's Voluntary Agreement on GHG Emmisions
    http://www.its.ucdavis.edu/publications/2006 

    [Maternity leave from April/May 2005 to December/January 2006]

    February/March 2005:  Related Reports and Articles

    The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) report “North American Power Plant Air Emissions” http://www.cec.org/pubs_docs/documents/index.cfm?varlan=english&ID=1688

    Health Canada’s GHS documents
    http://www.healthcanada.ca/ghs

    January/December 2005:  Related Reports and Articles

    Statistics Canada report: Environmental Protection http://www.statcan.ca:8096/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=16F0006X

    Brownie Award Winners
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    October/November 2004:  Related Reports and Articles

    International Joint Commission's Twelfth Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality
    http://www.ijc.org/php/publications/html/12br/english/report/factsheets/fs5.html

    Legal Perspective: Website references in "Metrics for Environmental Success"
    Global Reporting Initiative
    Sustainable Asset Management
    Dow Jones Sustainability Index
    Innovest Group
    Michael Jantzi Research Associates

    International Exhibition for Environmental Technologies
    Download the Word document (953KB)

    Canadian Business Press "Information Sources Study"
    www.cbp.ca/PDF/StarchSummary04.pdf

    EPA Reports
    To read the complete TRI report, visit: www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/tri02/index.htm
    To read the Environmental Integrity Project's report, visit: www.environmentalintegrity.org/pub206.cfm

    August/September 2004:  Related Reports and Articles

    Alberta E-Waste Recycling Fees www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200405/16394.html#backgrounder3

    Inco Limited Case -- Decision of the Divisional Court
    Download PDF document (47KB)

    Air Emissions Management Framework for the Alberta Electricity Sector
    Download PDF document (1086KB)

    "Nuclear Energy: A Tale of Two Plants"
    Download PDF document (108KB)

    April/May 2004:  Related Reports and Articles

    Commission for Environmental Cooperation's Taking Stock Report
    Download PDF document (25KB)

    National Corporate Social Responsibility Report
    Download PDF document

    February/March 2004:  Related Reports and Articles

    Canada-Quebec Agreement on Environmental Assessment
    www.menv.gouv.qc.ca -- please download PDF document

    WHMIS Symbol Game
    www.kccsoft.com/Online/etrainNEW/symgame.htm

    Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations
    www.tc.gc.ca/tdg

    CSA B621-98: CSA International
    www.csa.ca

    CGSB 43.146-2002 and 43.147-2002: Canadian General Standards Board
    www.pwgsc.gc.ca/cgsb

    December/January 2004:  Related Reports and Articles

    State of the Industry Report -- Environmental law resource 
    www.powerbudd.com

    Brownfields 2003 Coverage
    www.ecologeris.com/aboutus/Brownfields.asp

    National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy Brownfields report
    Cleaning up the Past, Building the Future (PDF format, 1.59MB)

    October/November 2003:  Related Reports and Articles

    Environmental Protection Expenditures in the Business Sector, 2000
    www.statcan.ca/english/IPS/Data/16F0006XIE.htm

    Port Colborne cleanup update, reports
    www.ene.gov.on.ca/envision/portcolborne/index.htm
    www.incowatch.ca
    www.edcanada.org

    Environmental Emergencies Regulations on-line notification
    www.cepae2.ec.gc.ca

    August/September 2003:  Related Reports and Articles

    New environmental emergency regulations
    www.rwdi.com/aspx/pub/Services/HazardRisk.aspx

    Energy Probe Research Foundation
    www.e-p-r-f.org/eprf/index.html

    Renaissance ROM web cam
    www.rom.on.ca/renaissance/hyatt.php

    CCME proposed standards for coal-fired power generation
    www.ccme.ca/initiatives/standards

    June/July 2003: Related Reports and Articles

    Taking Stock Report
    www.cec.org/takingstock

    National Post Business "Environment & Energy" supplement (PDF 2036KB)

    Safety Equipment Institute certified products list
    www.SEInet.org

    New B.C. Environment Act
    www.gov.bc.ca

    Quebec Pesticides Management Code
    www.menv.gouv.qc.ca/index-en.htm

    Pesticides Regulations in Toronto www.city.toronto.on.ca/health/hphe/pesticides_reducing.htm

    April/May 2003: Related Reports and Articles

    "2003 Commercial Hazardous Waste Recycling, Treatment & Disposal Facilities" Report 
    Visit www.envirobiz.com

    Quebec Pesticide Management Code
    http://www.menv.gouv.qc.ca/pesticides/permis-en/code-gestion-en/index.htm

    New U.S.-Style Auto Emissions Regulation and regulatory impact analysis statement
    http://canadagazette.gc.ca/partII/2003/20030101/html/sor2-e.html and http://canadagazette.gc.ca/partII/2003/20030101/pdf/g2-13701.pdf

    February/March 2003: Related Reports and Articles

    Editorial "The Iceman Cometh"
    http://gcrio.ciesin.org/CONSEQUENCES/winter96/geoclimate.html

    Frasier Forum (PDF format, 840KB)

    December/January 2003: Related Reports and Articles

    Brownfields and Contaminated Sites Redevelopment
    www.aboutRemediation.com

    Emergency Response Expert
    www.wmd-hazmat.com

    October/November 2002: Related Reports and Articles

    Canadian pollution prevention initiatives
    www.c2p2online.com

    August/September 2002: Related Reports and Articles

    Great Lakes restoration agreement www.pollutionprobe.org/managing.shared.waters/index

    Toxic gas monitoring
    www.osha.gov/SLTC/isocyanates and www.westech-ind.com

    TDG Clear Language Guidelines
    http://www.tc.gc.ca/

    June/July 2002: Related Reports and Articles

    Fortune magazine article "Asbestos: The $200 Billion Miscarriage of Justice"
    http://www.fortune.com/indext.jhtml?channel=print_article.jhtml&doc_id=206477

    Walkerton Drinking Water Reports
    http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/html/CAD/walkertonrpt2.htm

    Certified Environmental Site Assessor Program (CESA)
    http://www.ceaa-acve.ca/ or contact registrar.ceaa@sympatico.ca.

    US EPA's Toxic Release Inventory Report
    http://www.epa.gov/tri/

    Environmentally Sound Management framework
    http://www.ec.gc.ca/CEPARegistry/documents/participation/eihwrdisc.cfm

    April/May 2002: Related Reports and Articles

    Canada Communicable Disease Report, “Construction - Related Nosocomial Infections in Patients in Health Care Facilities: Decreasing the Risk of Aspergillus, Legionella and Other Infections”, Health Canada, 2001. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/pphb-dgspsp/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/01vol27/27s2/index.html

    Ontario Ministry of Labour, “Alert - Mould in Workplace Buildings”, 2000. http://www.gov.on.ca/lab/ohs/a20e.htm

    Manitoba Labour, “Guidelines for the Investigation, Assessment and Remediation of Mould in Workplaces”, 2001.
    http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/Mould.pdf

    United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings”, 2001. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/graphics/moldremediation.pdf

    February/March 2002: Related Reports and Articles

    January 2002: Related Reports and Articles

    • Toronto HazMat Conference & Show
      http://www.toronto-hazmat.com
        
    • Counter-terrorism links
      Institute Of HMM: www.ihmm.org
      Chemical Biological Defense Information Analysis Center: http://www.cbiac.apgea.army.mil
      Emergency Response to Terrorism: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/tr_ertss.htm
      FBI - Terrorism in the U.S.: http://www.fbi.gov/publish/terror/terroris.htm
      Terrorism Research Center: http://www.terrorism.com
      FEMA - Rapid Response Information System: http://www.fema.gov/rris/
      Industrial Scientific Consultants: www.indsci.com
      Transport Canada: http://www.tc.gc.ca/tdg/en/menu.htm
      Counter-Terrorism Questionnaire
        
    • Reduce the Risk of Anthrax 
      Anthrax is a deadly bacterium that can enter the body in three ways: through contact with broken skin, through ingestion (eating) of an infected animal product, and through the inhalation of spores. Anthrax was sent to Capitol building and major news organizations through the mail. Authorities in Canada and the U.S. have advised that everyone watch out for suspicious packages.
      Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao issued recommendations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that will reduce the risk of anthrax exposure when handling mail. Take the following precautionary measures as outlined by OSHA: 
      • Be on the lookout for suspicious letters and packages, including packages or envelopes of unusual weight or size, packages or envelopes with a handwritten address and/or no return address, and packages or envelopes with excessive postage.
      • Open packages/envelopes with a minimum amount of movement and always use a letter opener or method that is least likely to disturb the contents.
      • Do not blow into envelopes.
      • Do not shake or pour out the contents.
      • Keep hands away from nose and mouth when opening mail.
      • Always wash hands after handling mail.

    For links to more information from OSHA or Health Canada and to order an anthrax test kit see: www.osha.gov, www.dol.gov, www.hc-sc.gc.ca

    • Safe Building Tips 
      The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers the following disaster safety checklist for businesses in the aftermath of the catastrophe. ASSE recognizes that this is not a one-size-fits-all situation, and that the first step of any such initiative is a hazard evaluation and assessment performed by a safety professional, but this checklist may provide guidance to prepare a safe working environment.
    1. Structural security: Have the structural integrity of the building or facility validated by qualified professionals before anyone enters the facility.
    2. Safe entry: Contact the proper government agencies to get approval to resume occupancy. Do not enter a facility or building unless the proper clearances are attained.
    3. Cleanup safety: Implement cleanup and business resumption processes in a safe and healthful manner. Provide training in proper selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for your employees such as eyewear, gloves, and dust masks/respirators during cleaning, and where appropriate in other operations.
    4. Air quality assessment: Make sure the atmosphere in the workplace environment is tested for asbestos and other chemical/hazardous agents. The issue of air quality is one a business may wish to pay careful attention to when restarting business operations.
    5. Ventilation: Have vents checked to assure that water heaters and gas furnaces are clear and operable. Dust and debris can stop or impede airflow, decreasing its quality and healthfulness. Safely start-up heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, which includes prior inspection of lines before energizing and pressurizing of the systems. Remember that the heating season is almost ready to begin. Test systems or have a qualified specialist do so. It is a good idea to blow cold air through HVAC systems at first, as opposed to warm weather, as it will help prevent the growth of mould in duct systems.

    For ASSE’s complete disaster checklist, see http://www.asse.org/

    October 2001: Related Reports and Articles

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    • Download the full text of the APA report.

    February/March 1999: Related Reports and Articles

    Award Winning Article - Hamilton Plastics Fire Coverup

    • Guy Crittenden wins the Silver Medal for Best Editorial at the 1998 Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, Sponsored by the Canadian Business Press

    June/July 1998: Related Reports and Articles

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    October/November 1997: Related Reports and Articles

    Niagara River Toxics Management Plan

    PCB Waste Export Regulations, 1996


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