The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently released its final rule for new standards concerning crystalline silica exposure in the workplace.  This rule has implications for employers in construction, general industry, and the maritime industry.  The new rule is intended to protect workers from high levels of crystalline silica inhalation, which can lead to respiratory illnesses such as silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jul 27
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced efforts to help clean contaminated brownfield properties by offering approximately $10.7 million in supplemental funding to economically disadvantaged communities across the country.  The potential benefits to come from this support, such as increasing the city and county tax revenue, job growth and encouraging safer neighborhoods, have piqued the interest of cities nationwide. The EPA defines brownfields as the exp... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jul 20
Perhaps one of the most significant and sought-after treasures found in the city of Memphis is its drinking water. Few cities in the world enjoy water that is as pure and tasteful. In fact, according to CNN, more than 5,300 water systems affecting about 18 million citizens in America are in violation of the EPA's lead and copper rule, which regulates the lead and copper levels in public drinking water. Memphis has taken measures to provide the highest quality water for its resid... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jul 8