chemical worker exposure Articles

  • How to deal with asbestos exposure in your workplace: advice for industrial workers

    At one point, more than 75 different industries exposed workers to asbestos. Even though these industries have been made safer by regulations from the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, many workers still come in contact with asbestos products that remain at their jobsites. Although most industrial employees face some form of asbestos exposure risks during their career, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • What is the REACH of your exposure?

    Margarethe Jaroszewski of 3E Company looks at the extra burden REACH Exposure Scenarios will bring The REACH Regulation went into effect on 1 June 2007, simplifying but also complicating the compliance work for companies manufacturing or importing chemicals in Europe. As a result, all companies manufacturing, importing, distributing or using chemical substances on their own, in mixtures ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Keeping Healthcare/SPD Workers Safe from Exposure: 2 Very Different Options

    Continuous Monitoring vs. Badges Badges are designed to provide the Time Weighted Average (TWA) data for the total exposure period. They contain an absorption medium that reacts with or absorbs and holds the target chemical from the air to be analyzed later, which indicates the exposure after the fact. Badges, sample tubes, and wet chemical methods were the predominant technologies for monitoring ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Inno-badge – an electronic dosimeter badge for continuous recording of a worker`s exposure to Phosgene gas

    Untitled Document Phosgene, also known as Carbonyl Chloride, is a widely used but highly toxic substance. At room temperature Phosgene gas is nearly colourless, and at low concentrations ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Workers` silica exposure at Fracking sites far exceeds OSHA Limit, NIOSH study finds

    The concentration of silica in the air workers breathe exceeded occupational health criteria at all 11 hydraulic fracturing sites tested by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the American Industrial Hygiene Association announced July 31. Researchers measured the silica levels of more than 100 personal breathing zone samples at fracking sites in five states, finding levels ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Status and prospects of internal dosimetry for the Mayak nuclear workers

    Research results on internal dosimetry for workers at the radiochemical and chemical-metallurgical facilities of Mayak Production Association are summarised here. The leading role of plutonium in forming of internal doses in these workers is demonstrated. Biophysical, methodical and analytical principles currently used in monitoring of internal exposure due to incorporated plutonium are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA Announces Revisions to Its Worker Protection Standard

    On September 28, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced revisions to its worker protection standard. EPA states that these revisions are intended to “enhance the protections provided to agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, and other ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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.

  • Formaldehyde – a dangerous chemical

    It’s amazing all the places that formaldehyde is found.  It’s best known uses are in insulating material and particleboard.  The most publicized use has been in manufactured homes and mobile homes.  FEMA has been overwhelmed with actions related to exposure to formaldehyde in temporary housing for Hurricane Katrina survivors, and other disasters. There are both short ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Chemicals in Our Bodies: The Next Frontier

    Several well-organized nongovernmental organizations have initiated campaigns to heighten awareness about the presence of chemicals in our bodies to jump-start the collection of biomonitoring data. The results of these initiatives will influence risk-assessment practices, legislation and regulatory developments for years to come. Biomonitoring is the laboratory measurement of chemicals in blood, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Compliance Advisor: New bill targets chemicals

    As an influx of Democrats is expected in the new Congress, it surprises no one that Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) recently introduced a bill that would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by adding a new Title V to reduce the exposure of children, workers, and consumers to “toxic chemical substances.” U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) introduced the same legislation, H.R. 6100, in the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chemical Air Pollution in the Clinical Research Environment

    There has been a revolution in awareness of chemical air pollution in research laboratories. I could tell you several 'horror stories' of casual exposure to mercury vapour, benzene and chromic acid (the ultimate glassware cleaning agent) among innocent biomedical PhD students (including myself) in the 1970s. But researchers in hospitals, and other laboratories can never afford to be complacent ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • Chemical Cleaning and Decontamination of Refinery and Petrochemical Distillation Equipment

    1. Abstract In refineries and petrochemical plants the equipment needs to be checked during planned shutdown. This can require several weeks of downtime, if columns, vessels, heatexchangers and tanks have to be drained to remove deposits and armful gases such as hydrogen sulfide, benzene and other volatile hydrocarbons. Formation of iron sulfide is very common in oil refineries and ethylene ...


    By Kurita

  • Hazardous Location LEDs in Chemical Manufacturing Facilities

    Employees inside chemical manufacturing plants are exposed to some of the most unforgiving work conditions in the industrial sector. This is because in such environments, workers are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, volatile chemicals and invisible, explosive gases. Common protection methods against explosive risks include containment, segregation and prevention. Out of all the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Industrial hygiene assessment of a large chemical manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea®Group was contracted by a large international chemical manufacturing organization to provide a plant-wide industrial hygiene assessment of chemical and noise exposures within their facility. The overall objective of the project was to evaluate worker exposures, compare results as to compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, and to provide ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    AUSTRALIA Australia Releases Third Consultation Paper Concerning NICNAS Reform: On April 29, 2016, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on its  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Regulatory complexity increasing for companies handling chemicals

    The initiatives highlighted in this article as of particular interest to oil and gas companies affect one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. Staying in compliance with international, federal, and regional regulatory obligations is a complex undertaking. The depth and breadth of knowledge required should not be underestimated. GHS in the US An initiative with ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Making MSDSs Universally Understandable - With the right system, the HazCom Standard that was designed to protect our workers may finally succeed in doing so.

    Untitled Document With an estimated 650,000 hazardous chemicals in the workplace, tens of thousands of chemical manufacturers creating material safety data sheets, and a vague OSHA standard ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Ex Situ Physical/Chemical Treatment for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    The main advantage of ex situ treatment is that it generally requires shorter time periods than in situ treatment, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to homogenize, screen, and continuously mix the soil. Ex situ treatment, however, requires excavation of soils, leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and ...

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