chemical hazard protection Articles

  • New Chemical hazards in the workplace

    In the days when Industrial Hygiene became a recognized scientific discipline, smoke stacks belched black smoke in River Rouge, MI and Pittsburgh, PA. Men worked in clouds of coal and asbestos dust and labor was hard, physical and usually dangerous. Personal protective equipment was rare; its use, even rarer and its protective effect marginal. Today, the face of manufacturing has changed ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Hazardous chemicals and proper storage solutions

    Many acceptable categorical storage schemes have been proposed and used by laboratories in academic, industrial, government and medical institutions. The common features uniting all these plans is the separation of incompatible materials. The differences in these various storage schemes arises in the number of groups that should be established for segregation purposes. The ten most commonly cited ...


    By US Chemical Storage

  • Salinity changes impact of hazardous chemicals in Enchytraeus albidus

    Supra‐littoral ecosystems are among the most challenging environments for soil organisms, particularly when facing salinity fluctuations frequently combined with the presence of contaminants as a result of intense anthropogenic activities. Knowledge of how salinity influences the effect of contaminants in supra‐littoral species is crucial for determining the safety factors required when ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • My Voice - how you can demand better protection of human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals

    INTRODUCTION   A new start for controlling chemicals are you concerned about hazardous chemicals in the environment, and how they may be affecting your health? Did you know that a new EU law on how chemicals are ...

  • Environmental protection

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a significant shift from the use of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, cost more and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs, which produce more lumens. Usage of fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk because they contain mercury, a chemical compound that can have debilitating ...


  • A toxicological approach to hazard assessment of carbon nanotubes: implications for workers' health protection

    Since Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) have been only recently introduced into the market, clinical and epidemiological evidence for establishing whether these can affect the cardiovascular system or can exacerbate certain pre-existing medical conditions is lacking. In vitro tests assessing the Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) may help to identify the hazardous properties, whereas in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Protective Coatings

    Coatings An industrial coatings is a paint or coating defined by its protective, rather than its aesthetic ...


    By Ultimate Linings

  • Periodic reporting of hazard data, exposure information on existing chemicals

    Arecent co-authored paper1 discussed a number of fundamental changes in U.S. regulation of commercial chemicals that should be considered in revising the Toxic Substances Control Act.2 As discussed in that paper, while the Environmental Protection Agency under TSCA has broad authority to require testing and reporting of hazard and exposure information on existing chemicals via rulemaking, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Facility safety management - MC Technologies spurs innovation in hazardous chemical management

    Hazard Controls for Chemical Use Just MSDSs Are Not Enough to Protect Workers More than 20 years after the Employee Right to Know Act gave new rights to employees who work in facilities that store hazardous chemicals, individuals in the workplace are still being critically injured, still being diagnosed with terminal illness, and still dying from exposure to hazardous chemicals. ...

  • Chemical storage buildings isolate hazardous liquids and minimize damage from spills

    The improper storage of corrosives and flammable liquids is the leading cause of spills that can result in damage to facilities and impact worker safety. One of the most effective practices to help minimize damage from chemical spills is to isolate the various chemical hazards. Since knowledge of chemical compatibility is critical, it is important to understand that there are two major types of ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Development of algal interspecies correlation estimation (ICE) models for chemical hazard assessment

    Web‐ICE (Web‐based Interspecies Correlation Estimation) is an application developed to predict the acute toxicity of a chemical from one species to another taxon. ICE models use the acute toxicity value for a surrogate species to predict effect values for other species, thus potentially filling in data gaps for a variety of environmental assessment purposes. Web‐ICE has historically been ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • An open framework for automated chemical hazard assessment based on GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals: A proof of concept

    GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals is a framework for comparative chemical hazard assessment. It is the first transparent, open and publicly accessible framework of its kind, allowing manufacturers and governmental agencies to make informed decisions about the chemicals and substances used in consumer products and buildings. In the GreenScreen benchmarking process, chemical hazards are assessed ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Washington: hazard standards

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed on Sept. 30, 2009, to align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The HCS requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemical hazards and provide information to subsequent users. The standard now ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Hazardous Waste Identification Studies

    This is a final report of the study on spent solvents under taken as a result of a consent decree between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The study discusses the wastes associated with the use of the materials as solvents, the toxicity of the wastes, and the management practices for the wastes. The chemicals included in this study are ...


  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Protect Your Respiratory System

    The air around you keeps you alive. But in certain circumstances, it can cause you serious injury, illness or death. To stay alive and healthy, you need air which is clean, free of toxic gases and other contaminants, and contains the right amount of oxygen. Most of the time, the air around you at home, on the street and at work fills the bill. But under certain circumstances, the air contains ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Disclosure protection may narrow

    A business" ability to claim information as confidential when submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon be at risk, based on several EPA initiatives rolled out over the past year. As Congress gears up for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) legislative reform, stakeholders are preparing for changes in the scope of confidential business information (CBI) protection under ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Protecting America with Specialty Gases

      Prior to 9/11, environmental concerns largely focused on monitoring, controlling and reducing the pollution the industrial revolution had set in motion. From a specialty gas point of view, our efforts at Scott ...

  • Development of short, acute exposure hazard estimates: A tool for assessing the effects of chemical spills in aquatic environments

    Management decisions aimed at protecting aquatic resources following accidental chemical spills into rivers and coastal estuaries require estimates of toxic thresholds derived from realistic spill conditions: acute pulse exposures of short duration (h), information which often is unavailable. Most existing toxicity data (median lethal concentration or median effective concentration) come from ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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