Hazardous Chemicals Articles

  • How to prepare for a chemical attack

    It is a shocking and sad reality that chemical attacks are happening in the world today. The threats continue to rise as global tensions become greater. It can only be a good thing to be prepared if one was to occur in your area. The first step in preparation is to understand more about what chemical attacks are. What are chemical attacks? Chemical attacks involve using toxic ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • SDS Authoring Software

    When creating an official SDS that will be distributed via SDS software, it is critical that those who are responsible for SDS services follow the standardized document format. This format ensures that all information deemed essential to understanding a chemical and the potential hazard it presents is provided on one easily referenced sheet. SDSs must be generated to include sixteen specific ...


    By Lisam Systems

  • 6 Surprising sources of chemical exposure

    6 Surprising sources of chemical exposureWe may be careful with that bottle of bleach, can of paint or the ominous bottle of unknown chemical solution found in the basement. But what about everyday actions that may expose us unknowingly to potentially harmful substances? Read on to find some surprising sources of chemical exposure, and what to do about them. 1 - Shower The ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • NIOSH Draft Research Agenda for Manufacturing Addresses Nanomaterials

    On August 23, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice requesting comment on its draft National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 12 New Substances Added To ECHA REACH Authorization List

    The European Commission (ECHA) has recently added twelve new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to its REACH Authorization List, found in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation. These latest additions take the total number of chemical substances that are subject to Authorization to 43. Background The REACH Authorization process identifies chemical substances that can have serious ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • What chemicals are used in my sterilizer or high-level disinfectant equipment?

    Do you know the chemicals used in low-temperature sterilizers or high-level disinfectant equipment that you use every day? Here is a quick, high-level guide with some of the most common brands and chemicals used in them. Low-Temperature Sterilizer Brands, Chemicals and Concentrations ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • A Health and Safety Career

    From Starting Out to Becoming Chartered Former SHEilds student Gary Webster who became an employee describes a Health and Safety career, from starting out to becoming chartered.  I suppose the foundations of Health and Safety were planted within me when I served in the Army. I was a PTI (Physical Training Instructor) in charge of the daily fitness ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • NEC Classifications and Divisions for Hazardous Locations

    Electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations present a serious threat for workers due to the existence of explosive dust and vapors. Examples of such facilities range from grain mills and gasoline stations to aircraft hangars and chemical manufacturing plants. To prevent devastating explosions that may occur from the ignition of combustible particles in the atmosphere, the National ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Hazardous Location LEDs in Chemical Manufacturing Facilities

    Employees inside chemical manufacturing plants are exposed to some of the most unforgiving work conditions in the industrial sector. This is because in such environments, workers are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, volatile chemicals and invisible, explosive gases. Common protection methods against explosive risks include containment, segregation and prevention. Out of all the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Case Study - Training W. R. Grace & Co. personnel is easy with JHA

    W. R. Grace is a global chemical manufacturing company specializing in catalyst and engineered material chemical production for over 60 years. W. R. Grace specifically focuses on process catalysts associated with chemical manufacturing, and specialty silica gel. Situation As global leader in catalyst production, W. R. Grace relies on research and trained operators to help ...

  • Carcinogens are Cancer Causing Chemicals

    What’s at Stake? A carcinogen is any substance that can cause cancer. They are chronic toxins that cause damage after repeated or long-term exposure. For some people, the workplace can be a source of exposure to some carcinogens, such as asbestos, benzene, or formaldehyde. What’s the Danger? Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet ...


    By SafetySmart

  • OSHA Sustainability Paper Notes Opportunity to Integrate Sustainability and Nanotechnology Research

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released on December 20, 2016, a white paper entitled Sustainability in the Workplace: A New Approach for Advancing Worker Safety and Health. The paper highlights the importance of including worker safety and health in the growing movement toward sustainability and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Accepting Nominations for 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

    As previously reported in the BRAG Biobased and Renewable Products Update of October 21, 2016, EPA announced that it has opened nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA). ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Assessment of groundwater quality and health risk in drinking water basin using GIS

    Eğirdir Lake basin was selected as the study area because the lake is the second largest freshwater lake in Turkey and groundwater in the basin is used as drinking water. In the present study, 29 groundwater samples were collected and analyzed for physico-chemical parameters to determine the hydrochemical characteristics, groundwater quality, and human health risk in the study area. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • 12,000 U.S. schools are within a mile of a hazardous chemical facility. What should we do about that?

    In the absence of a federal U.S. policy for schools located near potentially dangerous sites, community activists search for safer solutions. On April 17, 2013, an explosion and fire at the West Fertilizer Company plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people and injured hundreds. It also destroyed more than 150 buildings around the plant. Among these were the West Intermediate School for 4th and ...


    By Ensia

  • Case study - Perstorp Speciality Chemicals AB,Perstorp, Sweden

    Customer: Perstorp Speciality Chemicals AB,Perstorp, Sweden Project: Chemical Waste Incinerator operating WESP Perstorp AB started up their Chemical Waste Incinerator year 2007. The emission standard to meet stated < 5 mg/Nm3. With a standard as low as 5 mg the natural choice ended up in a WESP. Result The plant has operated ...


    By Envibat AB

  • How to Handle Chemical Spills in Laboratories

    Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Chill Out: Chemical Descaling of Condensers Maximizes Efficiency

    Chiller units — open loop or closed loop — naturally experience performance degradations over time. As noted by ...

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