worker protection Articles

  • Protecting Workers From Asbestos

    However, repair, renovation, and demolition operations often generate airborne asbestos, a mineral fiber that can cause chronic lung disease or cancer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed regulations designed to protect cleanup workers from asbestos hazards. OSHA’s Standards for Asbestos The work of flood cleanup personnel involves the repair, renovation, ...

  • 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.

  • University Environmental Health & Safety Departments: Handling Compressed Nitrogen and Cryogenics

    An explosion at a university research lab in Hawaii last year highlights the dangers of working with compressed gas and the need for safety equipment on campus. Learn the dangers of working with compressed gas, how an oxygen deficiency monitor can help, and campus safety best practices.  Compressed Gas on Campus: Uses and Dangers Compressed gases including ...

  • Revolutionary advances in safer tube and pipe machinery can be a direct result of the evolutionary nature of product development.

    It’s remarkable how fast changes occur in devices we utilize in our everyday lives. Living in an era of seemingly boundless innovation, new products are introduced and then continuously refined by driving forces such as competition, regulation, improved technology, liability, labor, material costs, and consumer demand. Amazingly, many life-defining inventions can progress from a creative ...


    By Tri Tool Inc.

  • The Myth of Heat Illnesses

    If you have not already had a safety talk in your workplace about heat stress and related illnesses, you probably will have one in the coming weeks.  Summer is around the corner and temperatures are warming up.  You will probably hear something about becoming acclimated to the heat slowly, and drinking plenty of water. But if that’s all that you have been told about warm outdoor ...

  • The Importance of Dewatering

    With spring comes two things: the onset of construction season for most of our country and rain- lots and lots of rain. The unpredictability of storms and the amount of rainfall is all a guessing game.  Jobsites flood, work stalls and projects get delayed. Rain makes it hard to keep dry and on-schedule. What’s the solution? Dewatering is a technique used to control ...


    By Pac-Van, Inc.

  • Case Report: ESM30 in lake monitoring

    Background Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei province in central China and has 166 lakes that cover 2,217 square km (856 square miles) and approximately 25% of the city.  This surface water coverage is one of the world’s highest.   The Wuhan Environmental Protection Bureau (WHEPB website: http://www.whepb.gov.cn) is responsible for monitoring the surface water ...


    By Oceanalpha Co., Ltd.

  • New Measures to Protect Workers from Heat Stress in China

    Work system to control heat exposure It is stipulated in the Measures that working time under high temperature shall be controlled by employers, unless exceptional cases of damaging life & property security and public interest exist. When the temperature reaches 40°C, outdoor work shall cease. When it stands at 37°C to 40°C, outdoor work shall not exceed more than ...


    By SGS

  • 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

  • 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

  • Assessment of the effectiveness of an operational and regulatory system. (Radiation protection. Recommendations, 2005, of the World Council of Nuclear Workers)

    Upon choosing a nuclear option and during the implementation or operation of the project, frequently two main questions are asked relevant to the effectiveness of both the project management and the operating organisation and the regulatory authority or system that is responsible for performing the regulatory functions necessary to assure the safety and security of the whole project and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Worksafe BC says health authorities are not doing enough to protect health care workers against violence.

    Workplace violence is a serious safety concern, especially among health care workers who suffer the highest rate of assaults of any industry. Under employment laws employers have an important obligation to protect or address workplace violence. However, statistics from WorkSafeBC show 3722 health care workers were injured by violence at work between 2005 and 2012. Every year about two million ...


    By SafetySmart

  • The thermal work limit is a simple reliable heat index for the protection of workers in thermally stressful environments

    Background: Workers in many industries are exposed to thermally stressful work environments. Protection of the health of workers without unnecessarily compromising productivity requires the adoption of a heat index that is both reliable and easy to use. Objectives: To evaluate the Thermal Work Limit (TWL), in a controlled environment and under field conditions, against these criteria. ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

  • Gold mine cover structure improves environmental protection while increasing worker safety case study

    Located in northern Ontario, near the Town of Cochrane, Detour Lake has more than 15 million ounces of gold in reserves and an expected annual production of over 650,000 ounces. Detour Gold Corporation, a Canadian gold exploration and development company, is the developer. Detour Lake is on track to becoming Canada’s largest operating gold mine. Constructing a cover structure for their ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • Acute Antimicrobial Pesticide Related Illnesses Among Workers

    As we ramp up in providing health care facilities with superior antimicrobial protection by releasing the sale of DynaCidal impregnated swipes, know as Dyna-Swipe, it is important to recognize that all antimicrobial pesticides should never be taken ...


    By Dynamic Adsorbents Inc.

  • Air Pollution Is Making Office Workers Less Productive

    Businesses invest a great deal of time and money in interventions that claim to increase workers’ productivity through on-the-job training, new protocols, advice from consultants, and so on. Recent research suggests that there’s a surprising input into productivity that no one ever thinks about: clean air. We all know that air pollution is bad for our health, and researchers ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Nanomaterials and Protecting Health Risk

    The tremendous growth prospects for the development and use of ultra strong, lightweight nanomaterials is both commercially promising and challenging from a regulatory perspective. Federal health agencies, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), are charged with protecting the safety of the American public and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 10 Questions young and new workers need answered

    What’s at Stake Workers between the ages of 15 and 24 are the largest percentage of the part-time, temporary, contract, casual and seasonal workforce. They’re a tremendous asset to many organizations, tackling jobs with energy and enthusiasm. Unfortunately, though, these workers also face unique and substantial risks for work-related illnesses and injuries. In 2008, more than ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Noise in the printing industry: Safeguarding the hearing of workers

    Why failing to monitor noise levels could open your company to lawsuits Noise at work might be synonymous with construction and manufacturing industries but it can also be a significant problem in the printing trade. Failing to monitor and control noise levels in the printing industry can result in workers suffering from ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

    In recent months OSHA and NIOSH have begun cracking down on organizations for their historically lax treatment of temporary workers in regard to safety. The reasoning for this increased attention, along with subsequent stiff fines is twofold. According to Dave Michaels, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, there are 23% more temporary workers in the job market than there were before the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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