occupational health professional Articles

  • Asbestos in Dusts Can Pose Health and Safety Issues for Building Occupants

    Asbestos was used heavily in many building materials in the United States up until the mid-1980s.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling.” The EPA goes on to report, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ISHM Allows Employers to Post Occupational Safety & Health Positions

    The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) offers employers the ability to efficiently find highly qualified applicants for open positions. Yuma, AZ, December 10th, 2012 For employers looking to fill health and safety positions, the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification is the only accredited certification that focuses ...

  • Occupational and industrial safety case study

    Service performed: Health and safety management system design Summary: EFI Global worked closely with a global manufacturer of wool fiberglass and foam insulation to develop a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) for its 13 U.S. facilities. Development of the HSMS required in-depth understanding of the plant’s operations, corporate best management ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Professional Development through SHEilds

    Where to begin and where to go next If you’re thinking of starting an eLearning course with SHEilds it can be daunting knowing where to begin or indeed – if you’ve recently completed a qualification – where to go next; the purpose of this blog is to suggest a recommended route through a typical progression of health ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 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

  • Health and safety pay survey 2007

    The love of money may be the root of all evil, but in a market economy health and safety professionals cannot be blamed for taking a healthy interest in what price their services command.To help satisfy that natural curiosity, HSW has teamed up for a second year with recruitment specialists Principal People to present a snapshot of salaries for health and safety jobs.In September, Principal ...


    By LexisNexis

  • Support for the development of professional standards increases as the Environment Sector expands

    With recent events such as the BP oil spill, professionals and employers worldwide are becoming wary of the potential risks they run when dealing with our fragile environment. Industry personnel have become acutely aware of the need for specific competencies, skills, and training within the workforce of the environmental sector. But in a sector where the range of specializations is vast, ...


    By ECO Canada

  • California’s Prop 65 and Cadmium Public Health Dangers

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

    31st July 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Also referred to as HSWA or the HSW Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. Take a look at what exactly this monumental Act involves and what impact it has had on employee health and safety during the last 40 years. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Please speak up: encouraging employees to flag up health problems

    Early intervention is critical in preventing common ill-health conditions, such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and stress, from becoming chronically disabling. But a whole raft of cultural and organisational barriers mean that too many UK workers are still failing to flag problems - whether or not they are caused by their jobs - until they can no longer work.'If they felt they could report ...


    By LexisNexis

  • Identification and control of safety and health hazards in metal scrap recycling

    The audience for this guide is anyone who works in the metal scrap recycling industry—employers, employees, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists—should read this publication. This guide can help you identify and manage the hazards associated with exposure to various metals and processing chemicals and with related processes and equipment used in metal scrap recycling operations. Why is ...

  • Good practice guide on noise exposure and potential health effects

    The Expert Panel on Noise (EPoN) is a working group that supports the European Environment Agency and European Commission with the implementation and development of an effective noise policy for Europe. The group aims to build upon tasks delivered by previous working groups, particularly regarding Directive 2002/49/EC relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise. This good ...

  • Using Web-Based Collaboration to improve Job Hazard Analysis

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a hazard analysis of jobs to ensure mitigating controls such as engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment (PPE) are applied to protect workers from harm. The Departments of Energy, Defense, and Interior have specific standards that require performing hazard analyses.  As an Environmental ...


    By Alliant Corporation

  • Unstable chromosomal aberrations and micronuclei analyses in the biomonitoring of workers occupationally exposed to ionising radiation

    The quantification of unstable chromosomal aberrations and micronuclei in peripheral blood lymphocytes is a method commonly used in biodosimetry by cytogenetic analysis, especially when physical dosimetry cannot be performed. In this context, the aim of this research was to compare these methods in the biomonitoring of health professionals occupationally exposed to ionising radiation. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Practitioner Spotlight--Roberta Smith

    Name: Roberta Smith Office: Denver Practice Area: Health and Safety Area of Expertise: Occupational Health and Safety About Me in 140 Characters: I am passionate about worker health and I love having a rich and diverse career background to draw experience from. I enjoy cycling, running, swimming, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Safeguarding workers abroad

    Despite huge advances in information and communications technology, UK residents made more than nine million journeys abroad for work last year- up 12% since 2004.A generation ago, a whiff of glamour surrounded the planes and trains used by the business traveller. But today, corporate travel has less cachet and people recognise it can be an unhealthy, and sometimes downright dangerous, business. ...


    By LexisNexis

  • Do You Need A Safety Management System?

    Managing workplace safety is an important goal that many corporations have recognized as a logical and effective way to provide a better environment for employees to work in, and to cut corporate costs.  A key component in safety management is the software system used to record, manage, and analyze safety related data.  With an effective system, the safety team can see exactly where ...

  • Safety comes first for nanotechnology

    Online guide provides innovative path to product stewardship. Earlier this year, the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON), Houston, launched the GoodNanoGuide, which is available at http://www.goodnanoguide.org. To cater to all audiences, the guide provides basic, intermediate and advanced options to choose from to contribute to or search within the online ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EAPS: get with the programme

    Despite a long track record in the US, employee assistance programmes (EAPs) have only become part of UK employers' welfare-at-work armoury in the past two decades. In the US, the modern EAP's roots lie in the 1940s when, supported by Alcoholics Anonymous, American employers including DuPont and Eastman Kodak set up the first workplace alcohol counselling services.By the 1970s, these early ...


    By LexisNexis

  • The right connections

    Employers like it. That's the short verdict on Workplace Health Connect (WHC), the government's ambitious £20-million two-year pilot project to help small and medium-sized businesses tackle key workplace health issues, just as its funding comes to an end.The HSE launched WHC in February 2006, calling it an 'exciting' project on a 'scale unlike anything we have done before'. With less than 3% of ...


    By LexisNexis

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