July 28, 2012

Safety Culture Goes Far Beyond Work
Canadian Occupational Safety - February 2010
By: Shawn Galloway, ProAct Safety
... If we can help all employees recognize early-on how safety applies to the things they care about most, we create not only a safety conscious culture, we help the culture create safer families and communities.

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July 27, 2012

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is seeking videos that show the diversity of people working every day as environmental education professionals committed to protecting the Earth, increasing STEM, civic engagement and green career pathways preparation for all! It seeks video stories to tell students about the infinite careers that make up the environmental education (EE) profession.  Four winners will receive a new iPad3 and their video will be featured on NAAEE’s website and at the NAAEE annual conference in Oakland, CA in October 2012. See details.

July 19, 2012

NSF’s new Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program Solicitation  The National Science Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its new Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program Solicitation (12-560) in the Directorate of Education and Human Resources, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL). The AISL solicitation invites proposals that propose ideas, concepts, research, models programs, and or other opportunities for innovative and field advancing informal out of school STEM learning and emerging STEM learning environments.
Depending on the project type, projects may be funded for up to $250,000 over two years or up to $2.5 million over up to five years. The Full Scale Development and Broad Implementation project types offer the possibility of receiving up to an additional $500,000, if the project includes a research component.

Optional Preliminary Proposals Deadline: August 14, 2012
Full Proposal Deadline: January 14, 2013

Additional Resources:
For the online AISL Solicitation FAQ, visit the CAISE website at http://caise.insci.org/resources/nsf-aisl-program/faq.
For specific questions, please contact the AISL Program at driaisl@nsf.gov.
For a list of currently funded ISE/AISL awards, visit the NSF awards database at http://www.nsf.gov/awards/about.jsp.
For more information about DRL, visit DRL homepage at http://nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=DRL.

July 17, 2012

YouTube Resource for Educators and Trainers - Historic Workplace & Environmental Health and Safety Films

This channel currently contains more than 900 historic films and films clips on a wide range of workplace and environmental health and safety topics.

July 12, 2012

Regulations needed to make sure propane is odorized before it gets to distribution chains and to solve odorant fade issues at the consumer level.

$7.5M settlement in deadly Mass. propane explosion  The Republic.  Family of late Mass. propane gas explosion victim gets $7.5M in legal settlement. BRIDGET MURPHY Associated Press; July 09, 2012  

July 11, 2012

2010 Michigan oil spill blamed on "complete breakdown of safety at Enbridge." After a two-year investigation, The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board concluded that Enbridge's response system was inadequate for pipeline safety and that the most expensive oil pipeline spill in U.S. history could have been prevented if known defects had been repaired. Inside Climate News