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    The Use of Noise Dosimeters for Workplace Noise

    In recent decades, increased mechanisation has drastically changed the industrial work environment. This has led to many changes to an employee’s work pattern. It used to be the case on the majority of production lines, that an employee would stay in one place for their working shift. Therefore, monitoring their noise exposure with a sound level meter was very straightforward. However, with ...


    By Casella

  • Understanding Which Asbestos-Containing Products the Federal Government has Banned

    There have been thousands of consumer products and building materials produced over the years that contained asbestos. Asbestos offers many unique qualities that made it universally used, including its low cost, sound absorption characteristics and tensile strength, as well resistance to heat, fire, chemical corrosion and electricity. Unfortunately, it has also been known for some time that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Radon Gas Exposure – the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

    We are all exposed to radiation from natural and man-made sources. Radon is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas formed by the radioactive decay of the small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils. Radon in soil is the biggest source of Radon in indoor air and presents a greater risk than Radon in drinking water. Properties built in certain areas around ...

  • Nationality makes no difference

    Steinen. Dina Alessa from Syria and Lamin Colley from Gambia fled from their homelands in 2015 and 2014. Today, they’ve already been at H2O GmbH in Steinen for two years. Dina Alessa is successfully working in the laboratory and Lamin Colley is in the final stages of his training as an electronics engineer. ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • EPT introduces Polyethylene Treadway for Geomembrane

    EPT has developed its popular Treadway walkway product in polyethylene for the expressed use of easily adhering the ...

  • OPSIS in France

    Together with our French distributor Nereïdes we participate in the International trade show Pollutec for environmental equipment, technologies and services in Lyon, France. Many interesting meetings with existing and potential customers has been made and mercury seems to be one of the applications with highest interest from visitors. Read more about mercury monitoring ...


    By Opsis AB

  • SoundPLAN 8.1...

    The new version 8.1 of SoundPLANnoise offers numerous improvements and new possibilities. These include: Our import and export interfaces have become even more user-friendly and are easier and more convenient to use than ever before. Plans in PDF format can now also be easily used as a data basis and fitted into a global coordinate system. The Property Explorer has been revised and now ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Michael Satz Named President of EPT

    Les Satz, CEO of Ronald Marketing Associates, Inc. (RMA), the parent company of Engineered Polymer Technologies (EPT) has promoted Michael Satz to the position of president of the EPT division, effective January 1, 2018.  M. Satz has served in a variety of company positions for over 20 years, and as GM for the past 5 years. He is responsible for continued innovation and ...

  • Protecting Workers from Hand-Arm Vibration Hazards in the Workplace

    Hand-Arm Vibrations (HAVs) are a common occupational hazard for millions of workers across the globe. In the United States alone, the U.S. Navy Safety Center reports that approximately 2.5 million workers are exposed daily to HAVs from the power tools they use on the job.   Workers regularly exposed to HAVs can develop a condition known as vibration syndrome or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Residents of Puerto Rico Warned of Asbestos and Lead Hazards Following Even Minor Building Fires

    Last month, Fire Prevention Week (FPW) was recognized throughout the United States from October 7th through the 13th. Started back in 1922, FPW has a long tradition and was proclaimed a national observance by President Coolidge. In fact, it is the longest-running public health observance in the country.   The theme for 2018’s FPW was “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Exposure in the Work Environment Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses mold exposure that may take place in the work environment.   “While many government agencies have released documents that address mold exposure, there are currently no federal standards for airborne concentrations of mold or mold ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dynamic Air Quality Solutions Deepens Commitment to Sustainability

    PRINCETON, NJ – November 16, 2018 –Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance indoor air quality products, announced today that they have  recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable world. Through its ...

  • Monitoring for Millennials: Why the Younger Generation Needs to Listen Up…

    By 2031, 20% of the population are predicted to suffer from hearing loss, costing the UK economy £25 billion. Workplace hearing loss is a serious concern, with approximately, 20,000 people working last year suffering from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), both new and longstanding cases. ...


    By Casella

  • Real-Time Dust Monitoring: what are the benefits for the workforce?

    Approximately 14.8 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with an estimated 12 million people likely to have the condition, but not yet be diagnosed.[1] Many of these cases could be linked to occupational exposure from dangerous airborne dusts, fumes and other substances. ...


    By Casella

  • Mercury- then and now

    Over the past decades, mercury (Hg, quicksilver) has gone from being a versatile commodity used in everything from thermometers to herbicides, to a partially banned substance, which name alone signals environmental issues and health concerns. Today, much use of mercury has been phased out in favour of more environmental- and health-friendly substances, and the remaining circulation of mercury is ...


    By Opsis AB

  • To App or not to App? - Following the Development of Sound Level Meter Apps

    The smartphone is one of the technological developments that has taken the world by storm over the last decade. Statistics released in June 2016 forecast the number of smartphone users to grow from 2.1 billion in 2016 to around 2.5 billion in 2019, with just over 36 percent of the world's population projected to use a smartphone by 2018. In addition, app downloads reached nearly 200 billion in ...


    By Casella

  • Only few places left for the Casella Noise Course 24th April 2018

    Due to popular demand, the Casella Noise at Work Course will return on April 24th! If you’re looking to save critical time and money for your business whilst ensuring compliance with Noise at Work Regulations, Casella’s one day noise course is the perfect starter course for you. ...


    By Casella

  • Ohmsett Staff to Exhibit at the Clean Pacific Conference & Exhibition

    The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility will exhibit at the Clean Pacific Conference & Exhibition June 19-21, 2018, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. Clean Pacific will focus on spill prevention and response for oil and hazardous materials in the marine and inland environment. Stakeholders from government, environmental, emergency planning ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Discover the Testing, Training and Research Opportunities at Ohmsett

    Ohmsett will exhibit at the Clean Gulf Conference & Exhibition December 5-7, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. Clean Gulf delivers solutions for spill prevention, preparedness and response. It brings together all parties responsible for response operations from North America and beyond to hear best practices and build relationships vital to a successful response, ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Ohmsett to Exhibit at the Clean Gulf Conference in New Orleans, LA

    The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, will be exhibiting at the Clean Gulf 2015 Conference & Exhibition, November 10-12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Clean Gulf provides a forum for responders, operators, regulators, equipment providers and environmental groups to openly discuss best practices and lessons-learned. ...


    By OHMSETT

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