Industrial Hygiene Articles

  • 4 Tips for Improving Employee Safety with Industrial Hygiene

    Industrial hygiene prepares organizations for a number of environmental stressors—chemical, physical and biological—that may impair the well-being of employees or community members. Having good industrial hygiene practices plays an important role in improving employee safety and developing an organization-wide safety culture. ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Practitioner Spotlight--Chris Brossia

    Name: Chris Brossia Office: Loveland, CO Practice Area: Health and Safety Areas of Expertise: Industrial hygiene, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Intro to Industrial Hygiene

    Let's take a peek behind the curtain of one of our practitioner specialties--industrial hygiene. Read on for an interview with one of Antea Group's experienced pros. What is Industrial Hygiene? Industrial hygiene is a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Top 10 Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2015

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds workers and industry of the need to address health and safety hazards in the workplace.  Recently, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) named its top ten most cited violations of 2015 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo.  OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers ...

  • Industrial hygiene assessment of a large chemical manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea®Group was contracted by a large international chemical manufacturing organization to provide a plant-wide industrial hygiene assessment of chemical and noise exposures within their facility. The overall objective of the project was to evaluate worker exposures, compare results as to compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, and to provide ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • ACGIH® TLV®-CS Committee Studying Nanoscale Primary Particle Notation

    On January 30, 2015, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) announced the under study list for its Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee. The under study list includes, under other issues under study, “nanoscale primary particle notation.” According to ACGIH®, the under study ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • News on Air 2013, Volume 2: Products for Separation

    Supelco® has developed the most extensive line of special purpose columns designed for industry specific applications; including environmental and industrial hygiene. These columns are manufactured to deliver high resolution, great analyte response, low bleed and long column life; allowing analysts to achieve the analytical performance they require. In this issue, you will find easy-to-read ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Personal Noise Solutions for Miners

    Throughout the working day, miners are continually exposed to varying levels of noise which can result in hearing loss. For safety reasons it is important to monitor employees’ noise exposure and Cirrus Research has created such a device in the form of the CR: 110A doseBadge. The Cirrus Research doseBadge is the original wireless personal noise dosemeter. It is the ideal tool to carry out ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • PID in industrial hygiene

    Industrial (or occupational) hygiene places the emphasis on prevention of ill health from work, through recognising, evaluating and controlling the risks. For anyone working with hazardous compounds, these chemicals represent a significant potential source of risk. Modern PID instruments provide reliable detection of over 200 of the most dangerous chemicals, helping to ensure effective industrial ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • The Spectrex air sampler ideal for industrial hygiene.

    Comments by an industrial hygiene supervisor in Texas "The Spectrex PAS-500 is a great tool for collecting both personal and area air samples. I have yet to have a worker complain about having to wear the pump. The workers appreciate the drastic reduction of weight and size when compared to the traditional low volume pumps. The best advantage of the PAS-500 is the clip that holds the pump ...


    By Spectrex Corporation

  • EISC success at United States Enrichment Corporation

    Client: United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in Paducah, Kentucky EISC’s Analytical Review and Reporting Suite (R & R Suite) lab data automation solution was provided to United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in Paducah, Kentucky. The R & R Software Systems automated the laboratory analytical process for Metals, General Chemistry, Semi-Volatiles, Volatiles, ...


    By EISC

  • Assessment of Qualifications Needed by Environmental Health Graduates Entering Private-Sector Employment

    The goal of the study described here was to provide a snapshot of knowledge, skills, and abilities currently required by employers in the private sector of the environmental health and safety field, specifically for entry-level positions attainable by individuals recently earning a bachelor’s degree in environmental health. Information was collected first through the screening of 115 entry-level ...

  • What is a certified industrial hygienist? do i need one?

    The first question is: What is an Industrial Hygienist?  The simplest definition is:  A person whose job it is to protect the health of workers and the general public.  Through education and experience an Industrial Hygienist has the ability to recognize health hazards, test the environment for those hazards, determine if there is a risk to human health in a particular situation, ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Welding fume hazards

    Welding is tough work.  Not many who begin as welders retire as welders.  Eventually practically every welder develops cataracts.  Neck and back problems are also a foregone conclusion. There is also a long list of possible health problems depending on the type of welding.  Recently, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) identified hexavalent chromium as a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 10 Steps to Implementing OSH Software

    The article 'Eight Steps to Selecting Health & Safety Software,' published in the January 2004 OH&S magazine, provided a guide to help you select the best software solution to fit your needs. This article takes the next steps: how to ensure a successful implementation of the software. ...


    By Spiramid, LLC

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