personal protection Articles

  • Personal protective equipment against nanoparticles

    Nanomaterials manufacture and use are in full expansion. With them comes an increasing risk for human health, especially at the workplace. Indeed, the early signs of potential toxicity associated with nanotechnologies are piling up. Even if they must be considered as a last resource in a traditional occupational Health & Safety approach, personal protective equipment (PPE) against nanoparticles ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Revised Personal Protective Equipment Standards for General Industry

     Over the years, the OSHA Standard regarding personal protective equipment has changed as times have changed. Most recently, in the early 1990's, OSHA conducted a comprehensive review of their Personal Protective Equipment Standard for General Industry. That study showed that the practices set forth in the existing regulation were outdated, and that they focused primarily on workplace issues ...


  • Tracking pollution at a personal level

    Two big stories from 2014 were the amount of air pollution in cities, especially in China, and the rise of “wearables” and other personal technologies people use to track things about themselves, often having to do with health and fitness measurements, such as steps taken, hours slept, heart rate and more. Now, the ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • What To Do When OSHA Arrives - Part 1

    Continuing Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers You have been the new plant safety manager for a little over two months. During this timeframe you have had the opportunity to review the limited number of safety procedures left in your office by your predecessor and you are beginning to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Evaluating the Reduction of Hazardous Waste Contact in Tabriz Petrochemical Complex, Focusing on Personal Protective Equipment Method

    Tabriz petrochemical complex is located in northwest of Iran and west of Tabriz oil refinery and mostly produces raw plastics. In this study the implementation of Reduction of Hazardous waste Contact in this Complex with special emphasis on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is discussed. Accordingly different hazards threatening personnel, indoor and outdoor environment were ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Opinion: Reforming Regulatory Sanctions - A Personal Perspective

    The Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (considered in detail by Carolyn Abbott at Env L Rev 11 (2009) 38) contains provisions that represent the start of a process of fundamental reform in the way we design and think about sanctions for regulatory offences in the United Kingdom. In the field of environmental law, the heavy reliance on the criminal law as essentially the only formal ...


  • Opinion: Reforming Regulatory Sanctions - A Personal Perspective

    The Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (considered in detail by Carolyn Abbott at Env L Rev 11 (2009) 38) contains provisions that represent the start of a process of fundamental reform in the way we design and think about sanctions for regulatory offences in the United Kingdom. In the field of environmental law, the heavy reliance on the criminal law as essentially the only formal ...


  • A first person account of mine longwall dewatering solutions

    When mining companies in Alabama have problems, they look to Jim House & Associates (JH&A) for solutions. Such was the case when a large mining company needed to keep water off of the longwall face underground and they looked toward Jim House & Associates to provide them with a solution. JH&A has been in business since 1957 and is a premier ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Controlling Exposure to Noise at Work with Personal Noise Dosimeters

    Which method is best to monitor noise: sound level meter or noise dosimeter? Controlling exposure to noise at work with noise dosimeters Our work environment has been transformed since the 1970’s with the introduction of new machinery and technical equipment designed to improve and increase general productivity. This has revolutionalised the way we operate ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • ECHO: Enforcement Online, Up Close, and Real Personal

    Last November, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “outed” noncompliant businesses in a big, public way. EPA announced the availability of a new pilot website -- Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO).1 The database contains searchable, facility-level enforcement and compliance information for more than 800,000 regulated facilities nationwide. Depending on your ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Legislation looks to protect consumers

    In 2008, 48,700 Western New Yorkers spent more than $230 million. The only trouble was, they didn't know it. During a conference call New York State Senator Charles Schumer presented legislation that he hopes will better inform consumers who have been victim of identity theft, as well as create requirements for companies who may withhold information from those victims. 'It's a problem affecting ...


    By Ameri-Shred Corp.

  • Dangerous Environments: Watching out for your personal safety, health, and environment

    As I write this, two environmental colleagues are on opposite sides of the globe, both in what amount to war zones. They have armed bodyguards. Months back, one had to evacuate a hotel, stepping over broken glass and blood, after a terrorist attack blew out the front of the lobby. The other slept with sandbags in the room staked on the wall facing outside. A female colleague of his was murdered ...

  • Health monitoring of persons occupationally exposed to ionising radiation in Bulgaria

    This paper describes changes in Bulgarian legislation concerning the health monitoring of occupationally exposed individuals to ensure the radiation safety and protection of radiation workers. The expert view on the implementation of health monitoring programmes to different occupational groups and assessment of health risk, including molecular-epidemiological analyses, is given. Special ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate-displaced persons deserve a dignified transition. Here’s how to make it happen.

    As distasteful as it might be to some, the designation “climate refugee” is key to ensuring a planned, orderly transition for the millions facing displacement in the decades ahead. Undoubtedly, the recent Paris climate agreement achieved at COP 21 deserves recognition as the world’s first multilateral accord to curb climate change. But ...


    By Ensia

  • Anatomy of personal information processing: application to the EU privacy directive

    The term 'processing' (in relation to personal data) and its derivatives occur 213 times in the EU Privacy Directive. Yet the directive defines it in imprecise language. This paper investigates the notion of Personal Information (PI) processing in terms of a flow model with four phases and 17 generic acts on PI. This provides fine-grained sub-processes of PI processing and the opportunity to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wilderness protection and the art of compromise

    Wilderness legislation in the U.S. increasingly requires broad support from a variety of constituents who may or may not see eye to eye On Sept. 3, 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, officially setting aside 9.1 million acres of federal land “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor ...


    By Ensia

  • Let’s take a page from the Paris agreement and commit to a personal climate target

    As nations pledge greenhouse gas reductions, so should we More than 150 country representatives will convene in New York today to sign the historic Paris Agreement, a legally binding international pact to limit greenhouse gas pollution and build resilience to the effects of ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • 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.

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