personal protection monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Noise Monitors and Meters

    Sound level meters Description and ApplicationsThe sound level meter is a lightweight instrument for the measurement of sound pressure level (SPL) in decibels. All ANSI-approved meters meet minimum requirements that include an A-weighted network, a slow-response meter characteristic, and a fully graduated scale with measurements ranging from 80 to 130 dBA. The Type II meter is most frequently ...

  • Soil conservation and protection in Europe - the way ahead

    This book introduces the reader to the current soil protection and conservation debate in Europe. It is written for the informed person with a background in for example environmental science, agriculture, forestry, geography or law. The focus of this book is not on the scientific analysis of the problem but rather on the actions that can be taken to improve and protect European soils. We have ...


    By European Commission

  • Casella intrinsically safe TUFF personal air sampling pump and dBadge sound level meter are a hit down under with Australian department of defence

    Following a competitive tender process, the Australian Department of Defence has taken delivery of 180 TUFF personal air sampling pumps and 180 CEL-350 dBadge personal noise dosimeters from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100), leading global specialist in industrial hygiene and occupational health monitoring equipment. Ronald Azar, ...


    By Casella

  • 9 Things Your Respiratory Protection Program Must Include

    Many think that getting a respirator fit test is all that is needed.  Unfortunately, it’s much more than that. The OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134 has many requirements in addition to respirator fit testing. If respirators are worn by any employees, companies must have a written Respiratory Protection Program. The one exceptionis if the only respirators in use are ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • The Equator Principles and Social Rights: Incomplete Protection in a Self-Regulatory World

    Keywords: Equator Principles, environmental responsibility, financial instalments, social and environmental assessment Abstract: The new Equator Principles (EP2) now require lending banks that have signed up to EP2, and also the borrower, to take account of the social rights of affected communities as provided by the rules in EP2. However, there continue to be ...


  • Air Monitoring for the Gulf Oil Spill

    Ambient air monitoring is a priority in the ongoing efforts to contain and manage the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The following provides information about the kinds of airborne contaminants that are currently being monitored in the Gulf, how they are collected and how they are analyzed. For a given project, a suitable sampling plan – developed by ...


  • Hearing protection - Hearing Awareness Week - 23rd to 29th August

    Who is responsible? Workplace/Occupational Health & Safety legislation in each State and Territory outline the responsibilities of individuals with regard to the management and control of Workplace Noise. Generally speaking the responsibility is placed on the owners of the workplace, the employer, and management of a particular site. Employees also have certain responsibilities. Employers and ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Workplace Monitoring: Who, What, When, Why, How?

    In my previous articles in this series for SHP readers, I have focussed on the need for current attitudes to general health and safety processes to change and emphasised the importance of regular monitoring. The best way to combat those ‘hidden killers’ and protect our workforces is to increase awareness of the benefits of regular monitoring and detection.  Employees then need to ...


    By Casella

  • City of Vancouver Landfill Environmental Monitoring Program

    The City of Vancouver owns and operates the Vancouver Landfill located in Delta, British Columbia. The Vancouver Landfill is a municipal solid waste landfill receiving approximately 400,000 tonnes per year of municipal solid waste. The total area of the Landfill is 635 hectares of which approximately 225 hectares has been filled since landfill operations commenced in 1966. As part of the ...


  • Ozone Depletion and Global Warming Our Planet`s Protective Shield is Being Destroyed

    Ozone Depletion Stratospheric ozone is Earth's natural protection for all life forms, shielding our planet from harmful ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation. UV-B causes skin cancer, cataracts and immune suppression in both animals and humans. UV-B harms amphibian eggs, midge larvae and trout. UV-B also damages plants including hardwood forests, and phytoplankton (algae is a type of phytoplankton ...


    By IHS

  • Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing: The Growth Progress and Need for Safety Monitors

    Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing: The Growth Progress and Need for Safety Monitors 3D printing is officially skyrocketing, with industrial applications in medical, biotech, aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics industries growing daily. At the heart of this acceleration is the additive manufacturing or AM process, which allows for easy printing from computer-aided ...

  • Lender Liability under CERCLA, the Asset Conservation, Lender Liability, and Deposit Insurance Protection Act of 1996 and the New Jersey Spill Act

    In this current climate of loan defaults and foreclosures, lenders are becoming increasingly concerned with their potential environmental liability when deciding whether or not to accept known contaminated property as collateral for loans. While such lender concerns are understandable, lenders are afforded significant state and federal liability protection, even after foreclosure, such that ...

  • Industrial hygiene case study

    Service performed: Industrial hygiene monitoring at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility Summary: Our environmental staff performed testing and consulting to determine employee exposure levels to hazardous chemicals at a large manufacturing facility. Engineering controls and personal protective equipment were also evaluated for its effectiveness during the ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Calibration and characterisation of extremity dosimeters

    The increasing use of radiation in the medical field is providing great advances in health improvement. However, these techniques can generate an increase in the number of professionals exposed to radiation. The Brazilian authorities (Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission ? CNEN) have imposed the monitoring of specific body parts of professionals. One of these obligations is the monitoring of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exposure to dust, endotoxin and airborne microorganisms in wastewater sludge thermal drying units

    The objective of this study was to assess workers' exposure to bioaerosols in sludge drying units. Simultaneous collection of inhalable dust and airborne biological agents was carried out using rotating cup samplers (CIP 10, Arelco). Sixteen stationary and 30 personal measurements were performed in three drying plants, during summer and winter. Microbial content of air was characterized by high ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biomedical Waste Generation in Puducherry Government General Hospital and Its Management Implications

    In India, not much attention has been paid to the management of biomedical waste (BMW). The present paper describes the collection and disposal of BMW in the Government General Hospital (GH) of Puducherry, India. The authors document (a) the lack of segregation between infectious and noninfectious BMW as well as a failure to implement the prescribed rules for proper management of BMW; (b) ...

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