Health Hazards Articles

  • Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by NBC News Regarding Changes to EPA’s New Chemical Assessments

    On January 17, 2018, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by NBC News in the article “EPA eases path for new chemicals, raising fears of health hazards.” The EPA’s new approach is likely to reduce the testing that manufacturers who first bring these new chemicals to market are required to do. Using significant ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Hot work and fire prevention

    On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas had a fire. Did you see it on the news? A link to a media report is to the right. At first, the fire was related to the fire at the Monte Carlo Resort that happened in 2008, caused by a spark from hot work on the roof. The latest news is that the investigation is not complete and the cause has yet to be determined. But the thought that ...

  • Understanding slippage #7: Eight recommendations going forward

    Many sanitation and hygiene programmes are confronted with slippage, which refers to a return to unhygienic behaviour, or the inability of community members to continue to meet all open defecation free (ODF) criteria. In our slippage series we have defined and explored its nuances, explored its ...

  • Case Study - Servicing an entire state with JHA

    Arizona Public Service (APS) is Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electric company, with the goal to create a sustainable energy future for Arizona. APS generates safe, affordable and reliable electricity for more than 1.2 million retail and residential customers in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties. Situation APS operates almost 20 service centers across the ...

  • Towards sustained sanitation services: a review of existing frameworks and an alternative framework combining ecological and sanitation life stage approaches

    Despite increased promotion, sanitation programmes have varying degrees of success partly because of limited consideration of the wider context beyond individual factors in programme design. Although a recent model, Integrated Behaviour Model for Water Sanitation and Hygiene (IBM-WASH) comprehensively addresses this gap, the model focuses on the initial adoption factors and lacks emphasis on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Employee Health and Safety Involvement - Communicating with your Workforce

    Part of a recognised management system such as HSG65 or ISO 18001 is the requirement that companies strive for ‘continual improvement’. On the face of it this seems like an unquestionable positive, but its pursuit is not without pitfalls. These are intended to be productive exercises aimed at improving systems and safety. Unfortunately some companies tend to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Seven safety tips for working in winter

    When discussing workplace hazards that can creep up during the winter months, driving in treacherous conditions is often the first thing people mention but there are several other winter hazards that supervisors need to address with their workers. Here are seven things to consider: Cold stress: workers are at risk for hypothermia and frostbite while working ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Housekeeping at Work – Don’t Sweep It Under the Rug

    What’s at Stake? Housekeeping at work is about much more than cleaning windows and sweeping up dust bunnies. Poor housekeeping can cause injuries, slow down production, dampen morale, start fires and cause catastrophic explosions of combustible dusts. What’s the Danger? A messy workplace not only affects workers’ ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Halloween – Cowboys, Superheroes and Scary Clowns?

    Modern Halloween VS Health and Safety Once again, All Hallows Eve is looming. This time of celebration and superstition is thought to have its origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1st as a time for honouring all saints and ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • A Moment Matching Approach for Generating Synthetic Data

    ABSTRACT Synthetic data are becoming increasingly important mechanisms for sharing data among collaborators and with the public. Multiple methods for the generation of synthetic data have been proposed, but many have short comings with respect to maintaining the statistical properties of the original data. We propose a new method for fully synthetic data ...


    By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

  • Allergan uses GreenWERCS to evaluate current products and promote greener alternatives - Case study

    The Situation Allergan, a global multi-specialty healthcare company, was interested in implementing a method for demonstrating and comparing the safety and effectiveness of their products. Interest came about as a result of Allergan’s exposure to Walmart’s “Green Score,” an automated tool designed to quickly review products by category, providing meaningful ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Top Warehouse Hazards and How to Solve Them

    Injuries may seem like just another part of the job at warehouses, but in most cases it doesn’t have to be that way! Proper training, tools, and technique help avoid what the folks at Premier Handling Solutions have identified as some of the top warehouse safety hazards: ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • A short history of how we think and talk about sanitation services and why it matters

    How we think and talk about sanitation services has changed. The very notion of a sanitation service has been transformed from one focused on technology to one focused on the sustainability of the wider sanitation system. This paper explores the transformation from technology to system by drawing from a review of more than 200 pieces of literature published between 1970 and 2015. Seven ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Plan initiated to contain Bird Flu

    In 2015, the greatest bird flu outbreak occurred within the United States—totaling about $3.3 billion in cost. As of today, a similar problem persists. A new type of bird flu is being evaluated by United States farm and health officials, which impose threats not only on poultry, but humans as well. As a result, the government is initiating emergency plans that were constructed during last ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • A comparative evaluation of five hazard screening tools

    An increasing number of hazard assessment tools/approaches are being used in the marketplace as a means to differentiate products and ingredients with lower versus higher hazards or to certify what some call ‘greener’ chemical ingredients in consumer products. Some leading retailers have established policies for product manufacturers and their suppliers to disclose chemical ingredients and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Why one of 2015’s hottest Christmas gifts might just be too hot

    From movie stars to pro athletes, hoverboards are the latest technology fad and the “it” gadget of the 2015 holiday season. They charge quickly, they’re fun to ride, and they’re being used by kids and adults. But these ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Safety Tips: Holiday Lighting

    The holiday season is upon us and nothing is more festive than outdoor holiday decorations. While the final look is certainly important, it is extremely necessary to guarantee that you don’t get hurt in the process of installing your decorations. The best outdoor decorations are gorgeous as well as safe. As a homeowner, safety should be the first priority when preparing your holiday ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Estimating burst probability of water pipelines with a competing hazard model

    Because pipeline systems represent more than 80% of the total asset value of water-distribution systems, their management is an important issue for water utilities. A pipeline deteriorates over time after installation and, along with the deterioration, pipe bursts can occur as various types, and the choice of a maintenance and repair strategy will depend on the burst types. It is therefore ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aqueous and tissue residue‐based interspecies correlation estimation models provide conservative hazard estimates for aromatic compounds

    Interspecies correlation estimation (ICE) models were developed for 30 nonpolar aromatic compounds to allow comparison of prediction accuracy between two data compilation approaches. Type1 models used data combined across studies and Type2 models used data combined only within studies. Target lipid (TLM) ICE models were also developed using target lipid concentrations of the Type2 model ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Plastic Pallets features and advantage

    Plastic Pallets are prefereable by people these days because it is more economical than wood pallets and with good apperance, safety and racticability. Plastic Pallets are applicated widely industry: Plastic Pallets for food industry,Plastic Pallets for medicine industry,Plastic Pallets for printing industry,Plastic Pallets for beer industry,Plastic Pallets for printing ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

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