aerosol cans safety Articles

  • Removal of VOCs from Spent Aerosol Cans.

    There are over three billion aerosol cans manufactured in the U.S. annually, 60% of which are consumed by households. Many of the products contained in these cans, such as paint products, light lubricants, starting fluids, polishes and waxes, and cleaners, contain substantial amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as solvents and include flammable propellants. As a result, partially empty ...


  • Removal of VOCs from Spent Aerosol Cans

    There are over three billion aerosol cans manufactured in the U.S. annually, 60% of which are consumed by households. Many of the products contained in these cans, such as paint products, light lubricants, starting fluids, polishes and waxes, and cleaners, contain substantial amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as solvents and include flammable propellants. As a result, partially empty ...


  • Can protective garments be wearable filters?

    Protective garments for medical, civilian safety and military applications range from disposable lightweight fabrics to multilayered fabrics and laminated barrier materials, depending upon the nature of the contamination that threatens the wearer. Usually, only full barrier garments, such as the Level A liquid splash protective garments provide full protection from aerosols, and this is due to ...

  • Pesticide Safety

    Where I live, in eastern, northern, southeastern Pennsylvania (you figure it out), nights are beginning to chill. I've noticed this for two reasons. First, the temperature is dipping below 50. Second, insects have begun finding their way inside the house. We capture most of the little buggers and release them but sooner or later someone reaches for a pesticide. We've already dealt with fleas on ...


  • Portable Dust Collectors can be very useful

    Thousands of industrial and commercial settings worldwide use portable dust collectors. Processes that create fumes, dust, mist or smoke require this system, as it is not only essential to remove the dust, but also ensures both the employees and work environment are safe. Design of a Portable Dust Collector ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Safety Systems Depend on Reliable Field Sensors (Emphasis on Fire and Gas Detectors)

    Abstract Because not all hazards are the same, identifying and quantifying the hazard is the starting point in choosing sensing technology. Not all detectors are the same, and they should be selected according to their ability to detect the hazard. This paper gives a broad summary of technologies that provide users reliable responses to hazardous conditions, that minimise false ...

  • Maintain a Healthy Workplace with Oil Mist Collectors

    Many machining shops use a variety of metal working fluids, which support the creation of the metal components. During the creation process, lubricants and coolants get converted into vapors, aerosols and mist, which can be very harmful to workers who work in the facility. The inhalation of metal working fluids can lead to a number of medical conditions, which includes irritation of the eyes, ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Air as a source of bacterial contamination in a slaughterhouse prior to implementation of hygienic control systems

    The shelf-life, quality and safety of meat can be reduced by bacterial contamination. The limited study of airborne bacteria often means that their impact is overlooked. This research assessed the role of airborne bacteria in the contamination of carcasses during processing in a slaughterhouse prior to implementing hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP). Aerosolised bacterial counts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 6 Things You Should Know About Legionella

    Just last August, about 120 people in the South Bronx were infected with Legionnaires’ Disease and 12 people died. At the time, up to 5 cooling towers in the area tested positive for Legionella, a fatal bacteria that grows in warm, damp environments and can spread once contaminated water has become aerosolized and the vapor is inhaled. In this post, we’ll be discussing where ...

  • Beyond the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

    Are you considering the full range of applicable OSHA Standards for your healthcare facility? Healthcare facilities are a highly regulated industry and many hospitals and ambulatory care settings work hard to reach and maintain appropriate accreditation goals. Much focus is placed on patient safety and the myriad of other quality measures healthcare facilities are required to meet. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The Important Job of Oil Mist Collectors

    The majority of business owners whose manufacturing process requires machinery that uses coolants, lubricants, or oils know how vital it is to keep the spray or mist released, during the operation from collecting on walls, ceilings or floors as much as possible. Emissions that are uncollected, can lead to slippery surfaces and an unhealthy working environment, which is why an  ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Identifying Naturally Occurring Asbestos Hazards at Worksites

    Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals that occur naturally in the environment. These minerals can be found in soil and rock formations in many regions of the Western United States. The term naturally occurring asbestos, or NOA, refers to the mineral as a natural component of soils or rocks as opposed to asbestos in commercial products, mining or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Respiratory protection in the face of a pandemic

    If 2009’s recent media coverage regarding the spread of the H1N1 virus caused your organization to reconsider whether you need a respiratory protection plan for your employees, you were not alone. David Lahoda, Managing Editor of OSHA Watch and contributor to OSHA Healthcare Advisor, recently blogged on the wake-up call many of us have received as we rush to get our respiratory protection plans ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • NIOSH Announces Sampling Strategy to Help Identify Potential Nanomaterial Exposure in an Occupational Setting

    On November 1, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a blog item entitled “Never fear!  NEAT 2.0 is here! — How to perform nanomaterial exposure assessment in the workplace.”  NIOSH notes that in 2009, it developed and was the first to recommend using the nanoparticle ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Cleaning and maintenance management march 2002

    While the health risks associated with fluid waste have been known for decades, it wasn’t until the introduction of AIDS into our society that infection control practices and an awareness of the vulnerability to healthcare workers, including custodians, to exposure of bloodborne pathogens, including Heptatities B, became a major concern. Today, a myriad of regulations govern workers’ ...


  • Using Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Water Management Plans to Prevent Legionellosis

    ABSTRACT Legionellosis is an environmental-source disease caused by Legionella bacteria. Many such diseases are prevented using a scientifically-based risk management process called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP; pronounced “Hassip”). Water Management Plans based on HACCP have been proven effective for preventing legionellosis. Perspective is given for how ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Suggested Practice for Remediation of Highly Infectious Biological Agent Contamination in Indoor Environments

    Untitled Document PURPOSE This suggested practice describes those basic procedures to be followed, and precautions ...

  • Controlling scale in water systems helps prevent legionella

    The Legionella bacterium, Legionella Pneumophila (LP), the fundamental agent of Legionnaire’s Disease, is a water-based organism, which causes infection when inhaled in an aerosol form. Legionnaires' Disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among persons attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness ...

  • WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Always Be Diligent Concerning Personal Protective Equipment

    This month pesticide safety educators, health professionals and other experts from around the U.S. will explore how to motivate pesticide handlers to use best practices concerning personal protective equipment (PPE). The discussion is part of a Pesticide PPE Seminar Series sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). PPE includes apparel and devices worn to ...


    By PRWeb

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