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Temblor Insight reports that the magnitude 4.2 shock, and a magnitude 4.1 aftershock 5 hr 26 min later, struck just 45 miles north of Oklahoma City, between the West Lawrie and Sooner Trend oil fields. The 4.2 shock was felt in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Wichita, Kansas. The earthquake depths are shallow, but currently uncertain (4 to 5 km depth with an uncertainty of about the same extent). The quake location and depth are consistent with being induced by deep re-injection of produced water or oil and gas field wastewater.

The sense of motion (focal mechanism) of the 4.2 quake sugge... More →
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Geological evidence suggests that the next eruption of the Cumbre Vieja Volcano on the island of La Palma is likely to create a major slump into the Atlantic Ocean causing a major tsunami that would impact the east coast of the USA. Plans should be made.
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Cystoisosporiasis (formerly known as isosporiasis) is an intestinal disease of humans caused by the coccidian parasite Cystoisospora belli (formerly known as Isospora belli). Cystoisosporiasis is most common in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. The parasite can be spread by ingesting contaminated food or water. The most common symptom is watery diarrhea. The infection is treatable and preventable. Many, but not all available home-water filters remove Cryptosporidium. Some filter designs are more suitable for removal of Cryptosporidium than others. Filters that have the words "r... More →
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Quackwatch which was a member of Consumer Federation of America from 1973 through 2003, is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.
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Erban, et al., conclude that deep aquifers in South and Southeast Asia are increasingly exploited as presumed sources of pathogen- and arsenic-free water, although little is known of the processes that may compromise their long-term viability. They investigated a large area (>1,000 km2) of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, in which arsenic is found pervasively in deep, Pliocene - Miocene-age aquifers, where nearly 900 wells at depths of 200 to 500 meters are contaminated. There, intensive groundwater extraction is causing land subsidence of up to 3 cm/y as measured using satellite-based radar imag... More →
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An unnamed safety cynic has observed the poor and careless efforts of leaders, and he claims to have witnessed the result of lax systems and over complicated methodologies. He has seen the promotion of hiding valuable truths and judging with a protective bias. He have seen the misguided. It is for these deficiencies that he claims to get frustrated...doing is so easy.

We often see a long list of recommendations after a major incident, we often see over reactive actions. We see many say what should have happened, what should have been done and what should have been in place, this sai... More →
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George H. Davis opines that the most important responsibilities in any job is the constant, unrelenting pursuit of a safe-work environment by all employees. This is especially true for geologists, as it reflects upon our professionalism and commitment to the workplace and the work we do. Safe-work conditions lead to increased work productivity by reducing the incidence of lost-time accidents and improving employee morale, which may lead to decreased insurance rates. The most important result of all ... each and every employee returns home safely at the end of the day to families and children. ... More →
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Geological fieldwork involves some level of risk; one part of this may come from chance events that are unpredictable and little can be done about it; another part of the risk, however, can be greatly reduced by awareness of hazards and good judgement based on experience. Persons undertaking field work must assess the risk, as far as possible, and this will vary in accordance with weather, cliff and sea conditions on the day and the experience, age, fitness and other characteristics of the persons. In providing field guides on the Internet no person is advised or recommended here to undertake ... More →
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The National Ground Water Association offers the following publications ....

Construction Safety Auditing Made Easy
This book is written in a user-friendly checklist format that allows readers to quickly determine if compliance problems persists on issues at most construction sites.

Drill Safe, Drill Smart- CD
Accidents can be avoided and this 30-minute DVD will help those in the drilling industry learn about hazards and how to stay safe.

Model Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manual- CD
This CD provides a complete safety program manual for ... More →
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The winter of 2013-14 will be remembered for seemingly incessant rain and flooding, particularly in the Somerset Levels and across southeast England. Records from the UK Meteorological Office show that this winter was one of the most exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years for England and Wales possibly the most. For south-east and central southern England, over 492 mm of rain fell - 238 percent of the average and beating the previous (1915) record of 437.1 mm. However, not only flooding made the headlines. During three weeks in late February/early March, over 25 sinkholes... More →
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The number of slip or fall accidents in mining companies has seen an increase in 2015, according to Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) statistics. Slips or falls have accounted for 21% of all reportable accidents during the first six months of this year, up from 20.5% in 2014.

Two of the biggest reasons for these injuries:

- Working conditions at mines, such as uneven walking surfaces, loose materials and bad weather; and
- Occasional lapses of attention by miners while on the job.

It is important to remind employees about these six tips to avoi... More →
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NESC has assembled information about protecting small drinking water systems against potential threats. Our intent is to educate governing boards and system personnel, help them prepare emergency plans, and find sources of more information.
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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology researchers have identified heat stress as a growing safety concern in the building industry (and in mining and mineral exploration), and now an innovative smart vest has been developed to monitor the health of construction workers and geologists in real time.

Developed at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, the vest uses sensors to measure a worker body temperature and heart rate and sends the data wirelessly to a smartphone application, which instantly alerts users to any anomalies. The innovation comes amid concern at the growing number of heat-r... More →
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Howard J. Gordon, CPG-07190 indicated that the first sentence of the American Geological Institute 1992 book,Planning for Field Safety, states that safe fieldwork is no accident. In the world of safety professionals, there are no such things as accidents, just unsafe acts and unsafe conditions or a combination of the two. In the November-December issue of The Professional Geologist - TPG, an article by N. Price, How Safe is Fieldwork discussed the tragic death of Alyssa Heberton-Morimoto at the hands of a now-convicted murderer. He was sentenced to life in prison. The article presented well th... More →
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Editor of this special issue, Jose A. Centeno, reports that all living organisms are composed of major, minor, and trace elements, given by nature and supplied by geology. Medical geology is a rapidly growing discipline dealing with the influence of natural geological and environmental risk factors on the distribution of health problems in humans and animals. As a multi-disciplinary scientific field, medical geology has the potential of helping medical and public health communities all over the world in the pursuit of solutions to a wide range of environmental and naturally induced health issu... More →
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Mick Storch provides guidelines for the minimum requirements and expectations for all surface exploration drilling equipment, procedures and personnel for projects in Australia.

Exploration drilling has traditionally been considered inherently a hazardous activity and which has the potential to cause significant injury to workers, damage to the environment and/or equipment. Storch has written this document with the knowledge that every site the drill rig operator works at will have different conditions and expectations.

The drill rig companies owner and sites Health Safe... More →
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Gary L. Hix indicates that whenever owners, guests, or visitors come out to the drill rig, we assume the responsibility for their protection, health, and safety. There should be a written job safety plan in effect that might cover this in great detail on some job sites. There may even be a designated person to stop, intercept, and host visitors to the drilling project. But for so many domestic well drillers, there is probably no such person or written plan for the well driller to follow when someone walks up to the rig.

When I work at a drill site these days, it is typically as a c... More →
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Jeff Lindner, Meteorologist/Director Hydrologic Operations Division, Harris County Flood Control District, made a presentation to the Houston Geological Society Engineering and Environmental Group Dinner Meeting on December 14, 2016.

Devastating flooding impacted Harris County, Houston, and southeast Texas in the spring of 2016. The Tax Day Flood of April 17-18, 2016 was one of the most significant flood events in Harris County since the catastrophic damage brought by Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.

Mr. Linder presentation covered the actions taken by the Harris County ... More →
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Half of the world population lives near active faults, and so could suffer earthquake damage. Most do not know they are at risk. Many of the rest do too little, too late.

Temblor enables everyone in the continental United States, and eventually the world, to learn their seismic hazard, to determine what most ensures their safety, and to decide what best reduces their risk.

Earthquake maps, soil liquefaction, landslide zones, cost of earthquake damage are explored. In Temblor web and mobile apps, Temblor estimates the likelihood of seismic shaking and home damage. They sho... More →
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Green Cross Switzerland and Pure Earth (formerly Blacksmith Institute) have reported on the worst pollution issues involving lead, radionuclides, mercury, chromium, pesticides, and cadmium on the planet over the past decade, while documenting and quantifying the health and human impacts of these neglected problems by expedient governments and irresponsible industry in handling of dangerous chemical constituents.

Challenges remain in dealing with recycling lead from used batteries, while vehicle numbers continue to grow worldwide. Gold prices are still high and consequently emissions... More →
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The CORESafety Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) involves 20 modules with suggested timelines for completion. The modules and timelines were developed by mine safety professionals specifically for U.S. mining as a pathway to achieve zero fatalities and a 50 per cent reduction in the injury rate within five years.

While CORESafety provides a common roadmap and a common language to achieve, it does not specify the details of each company system. Rather, company systems should be designed to be functionally equivalent to the CORESafety HSMS taking into consideration each comp... More →
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Donald D. Ritz is an independent consultant and a John Maxwell Certified Coach
and Speaker who specializes in safety and leadership, particularly as they relate to mining companies. Until mid 2013, Don was with Barrick Gold Corporation as Senior Vice President, Safety and Leadership, and was a member of the Senior Leaders Team.

An acknowledged expert in corporate loss mitigation and risk management through the creation and implementation of environment, safety and health policies and programs, he developed Courageous Leadership for Safety and Health, and guided the launch of a... More →
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The CORESafety Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) involves 20 modules with suggested timelines for completion. The modules and timelines were developed by mine safety professionals specifically for U.S. mining as a pathway to achieve zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in the injury rate within five years. While CORESafety provides a common roadmap and a common language to achieve, it does not specify the details of each company system. Rather, company systems should be designed to be functionally equivalent to the CORESafety HSMS taking into consideration each companys unique o... More →
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The National EPA Radon Action Plan outlines the framework for reducing radon risk in 5 million homes and saving 3,200 lives by 2020. Read the press release. This Plan represents a collaborative effort between eleven organizations dedicated to eliminating avoidable radon-induced lung cancer in the United States.

Led by the American Lung Association, the national radon workgroup agreed on a framework for action aimed at incorporating radon testing, radon mitigation and radon-resistant construction into systems that govern purchasing, financing, constructing and renovating homes and... More →
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Faults of the Baton Rouge system have been shown to cause damage to road, pavement, and building structures gradually, over periods of decades, even though the case can
be made that the rate of movement along them has increased in connection with human activities such as drainage alteration and groundwater withdrawal. Faults of the Baton Rouge system in East Baton Rouge Parish are active but have not been demonstrated to be seismic, i.e., to generate detectable earthquakes.

A map rendering of engineering-geologic hazards for East Baton Rouge Parish depicts a
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