workplace carcinogen Articles

  • Guide to asbestos in the workplace

    Asbestos is a well-known hazard in many workplaces - whether the asbestos is part of the work itself, or whether it is simply in components of the building or site where work is being performed. Employers are bound by regulations of both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that serve to protect employees from asbestos exposure ...


  • The CoSHH Solution!

    The health of thousands of individuals continues to be affected by exposure to hazardous substances, carcinogens and chemicals in the workplace. The government created the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) regulations to ensure employers control chemical exposure and promote good health in the work place at all ...


    By Sevron

  • Control Banding

    This is an educational whitepaper on control banding.  Control Banding is a tool to control health hazards in the workplace. It is a complementary approach to protecting worker health by focusing resources on exposure controls. The control banding process determines “bands” on how to control exposure (e.g., ventilation, engineering controls, containment, etc.) through the ...


    By MSDS Binders Inc.

  • How to avoid hearing the phrase “you should have known” in 2022

    On 4 June 2012 a silent revolution happened, and it went unnoticed by many of us. In Europe, the number of chemicals in use classified as carcinogens quadrupled. If you are a Corporate Director or Manager you should have concern regarding the implications of this in the long run, as it is one of the few issues that may find you on trial for willfully neglecting EHS regulations in the workplace. ...

  • Carbon Tetrachloride and Prop 65, What You Need to Know

    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.

  • Canada`s New Substances Program Publishes Risk Assessment Summary for Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

    Canada announced on January 9, 2015, that the New Substances Program has published six new risk assessment summaries for chemicals and polymers, including a summary for multi-wall carbon nanotubes. Environment Canada and Health Canada conduct risk assessments on new substances. These assessments include consideration of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Aligning chemicals labeling with global rules involves major efforts

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began the Herculean task of aligning the U.S."s Hazardous Communication Standard (HCS) with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in September 2009. GHS provides harmonized criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health and physical hazards, and specifies hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Solid phase microextraction for trace analysis of urinary benzene in environmental monitoring

    Due to increasing concern about toxic substances such as benzene and its analogs in the environment and workplaces, it is becoming more important to monitor such chemicals in order to evaluate risk hazards and potential problems caused by exposure to toxic compounds (Barcelo et al., 1991; Keymeulen et al., 2001; Sperlingova et al., 2003). Benzene is an important industrial compound because of its ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Portable Dust Collectors can be very useful

    Thousands of industrial and commercial settings worldwide use portable dust collectors. Processes that create fumes, dust, mist or smoke require this system, as it is not only essential to remove the dust, but also ensures both the employees and work environment are safe. Design of a Portable Dust Collector ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • HazCom Compliance: A critical component of a comprehensive SH&E compliance program

    Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) compliance has evolved significantly as: - it has become a part of a broader SH&E and supply chain compliance, effort; - the MSDS has evolved into a clearinghouse document for rege-lated material data that exceeds the scope of workplace safety; - technology has progressed rapid¬ly, providing automated solutions to collect, access, store, refresh ...


    By 3E Company

  • Asbestos and Other Hazardous Wastes

    Asbestos has been used in products since the first century as tablecloths, candle wicks, blankets, etc. At that time the advice to slave owners: do not buy slaves who had worked in an asbestos mine, because they died prematurely. In the early 18th century asbestos started to be used in building materials and continued in the United States until its use in building materials started to be banned ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • WHO report on diesel fumes puts sharp focus on need for effective monitoring

    The World Health Organisation this month reclassified the dangers of diesel exhaust fumes, upgrading the risk from probably carcinogenic to a definite cause of cancer. The WHO report is based on the findings of research on workers in high risk areas, and puts a sharp focus on the need for effective monitoring in industries such as mining, rail, transportation, construction, power generation and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Formaldehyde problems for FEMA and many others

    There has been concern about the release of formaldehyde gas from construction material used in the trailer homes used by FEMA for temporary housing.  Why the concern over formaldehyde?  Formaldehyde is a gas at normal temperatures.  It is the simplest member of a class of organic chemicals called “aldehydes.”  Most common aldehydes, including formaldehyde, have a ...

  • MSDS evolution: from document to data to globalization

    OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was first adopted in 1983 for the manufacturing sector. In 1987, the agency expanded the scope of coverage to include all industries where employees are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals. The catalyst for HCS was the powerful Right-to-Know (RTK) movement that gained momentum in the late 1970s, first at the state level, as it forged ahead to ...


    By 3E Company

  • ENHESA 2002 Global Forecast of Environmental Health and Safety Policy and Regulatory Developments Impacting Industry

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Emergency Planning, Greater Corporate Transparency and Climate Change Likely to Top List of Global EHS Priorities for ...

  • Canada Publishes Hazardous Products Regulation

    On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in Gazette II (Vol. 149, no. 3) the final regulation for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final Hazardous Product Regulation (HPR) appears to be nearly identical to the proposed regulation published in Gazette I in August of 2014 (Vol. 148, no. 32) and is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Hazards of Being in a Beauty Salon

    There are many health risks associated with the beauty industry due to the chemicals found in the products. We are all affected by these chemicals every time we go to the beauty salon. Many of the products found in these salons are classified as hazardous and extreme caution should be taken into consideration when using these products. They’re made for professional use only; therefore, ...

  • How we saved energy, improved health and safety and reduced maintenance time with Ultralite!

    What is Ultralite? Ultralite is a unique lightweight refractory material that has excellent thermal insulation properties. Its thermal characteristic is now proving itself within the Tableware, Sanitaryware and Brick Manufacturing industries saving significant energy and costs associated with the overall kiln operation. Ultralite is designed to replace the more traditional insulation ...


    By Mantec Technical Ceramics

  • 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

  • Cotton, cashmere, chemicals … what really goes into making our clothes?

    Sensitized to growing concern, manufacturers are paying increased attention to hazardous substances in our wardrobe’s supply chain. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has something to say about what you wear. While not a fashion arbiter and unable to advise on attire for family gatherings, the FTC oversees what appears on the labels inside your ...


    By Ensia

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