OHS Monitoring News

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Still a Threat in Homes, Schools and Businesses

    Throughout the United States, chrysotile is one of the most commonly found forms of asbestos. It is just one of six ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 12th Eco Expo Asia Opens Today at AsiaWorld-Expo Features Public Day and New Startup Zone Outdoor & Tech Light Expo also Opens

    The 12th edition of Eco Expo Asia, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the HKSAR Government, opened today at the AsiaWorld-Expo. The opening ceremony was officiated by Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Partech Product Focus: UVT-LED Handheld

    This month the focus is on the UVT-LED Handheld unit – a simple to use handheld device for monitoring UV Transmittance in water and wastewater. What is UVT? UV Transmittance refers to the percentage of light at the wavelength of 254 nm that passes through a sample of water. UVT relates to the organics, colloidal solids and suspended particles that ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses chrysotile and various other forms of asbestos and asbestiform minerals recognized by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Fort Lauderdale Marks 11 Years As Accredited Asbestos Testing Lab

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces another milestone as its Fort Lauderdale lab has been accredited for asbestos analysis for more than a decade. EMLab P&K’s Florida lab has been accredited by NIST NVLAP (Lab Code 200738-0) for 11 years for asbestos fiber analysis to identify asbestos ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Shedding a light on contaminants

    Name a current environmental challenge. Global climate change? Loss of endangered species? What about soil contamination? Soil pollution rarely makes headlines, though it is a prevalent global issue. According to the European Environment Agency, 39 member states in Europe had over 2.5 million contaminated soil sites in 2011. Sharon O’Rourke, researcher at University ...

  • HubBoxes, Gateways, and a SPARC to light your way

    Well, it’s been a while since we’ve posted an update here, and that’s because we’ve been working like crazy on a brand new, totally revamped, hardware/software platform. It’s a line of fully autonomous wireless algae pond and PBR monitoring and control systems. This new hardware line is in a word, awesome, and customers are loving it. We’ve now incorporated ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • Pulsar’s Ultrasonic Success with Super-light Fumed Silica Measurement

    Fumed Silica has a bulk density of around 30g/l, and a surface area of sometimes hundreds of square metres per gram. It is used as a thickening agent in everything from gel batteries to non-drip paint, as a light-scattering agent in cosmetics and a toothpaste abrasive. However, a material as light as this presents significant difficulties in bulk measurement. After a number of failed attempts, ...

  • How to Set up a Heat Stress Monitoring System

    It’s summer time and it is HOT outside! Make sure you are taking care of your employees that work in these extreme heat environments. Warning: Extreme heat levels can increase workers’ risk to injuries and lead to more serious health issues such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, heat cramps, heat rashes, or death.  Heat stress prevention starts with ...


    By Raeco Rents

  • Partech Product Focus: 7300w² Monitor

    This month the spotlight is on our 7300w² Monitor, one of our most popular Partech products. What makes it so great? We’re glad you asked. As our staple Waterwatch product, the 7300w² has been especially designed to work with all of the sensors in the Waterwatch range. Combining sensors is a great way to monitor parameters such as dissolved oxygen and suspended solids. ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Light dawns for a Cryptosporidium Problem

    atg UV Technology has been awarded a contract by Trant Engineering, for Portsmouth Water. The contract covers supply and installation of UV units for Cryptosporidium inactivation at two water treatment works: Eastergate and Westergate. Both are 20Ml/d borehole works and each site will be provided with fully automatic duty and standby atg UV  UVLX 16800 20 UV ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Settlement with EPA to Address TCE Contamination at Former Toastmaster Manufacturing Facility in Macon, Mo.

    EPA Region 7 has reached a settlement with the current and former owners of the Toastmaster small appliance manufacturing facility in Macon, Mo., to address trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination on and around the property. Spectrum Brands, Inc., the successor corporation to Toastmaster, Inc.; and Compton’s LLC, which purchased the 10-acre facility in June 2012 and currently operates a ...

  • Eaton and Cardello Electric Join the Effort to Build Pittsburgh’s Ultimate House

    Power management company Eaton today announced that together with distributor Cardello Electric Supply & Lighting, the companies will provide a wide variety of electrical products, including wiring devices, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, standby generators and more, to ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • NEW High Intensity 50 Watt LED Light with 2,500’ Spot Beam Released by Larson Electronics

    Leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial grade lighting Larson Electronics has added a high intensity LED spot light to their line of products. This ultra-compact LED light produces a 3,350 lumen output with low voltage and amp draw, a 50,000 hour service life and 12 to 32 volt compatibility. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Naturally Occurring Asbestos & Exposure Risks Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production provides information about naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) and ways to minimize exposure risks. “Naturally occurring asbestos refers to the mineral as a natural component of soils or rocks as opposed to asbestos found in commercial ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Wireless Light Controller for point-to-point deployments

    ADVANTICSYS introduces a new Wireless lighting control module HL-108 able to regulate the light intensity of lamps up to 1.6KW following two different interfaces: DALI protocol or Dimmer (1-10Vdc). It can be easily integrated into any Modbus network through the use of a DM-108 Wireless ...

  • New Product: Sensorex UVT Monitoring – LED

    The Sensorex method of UVT is certainly causing a stir in the world of UV transmittance, and the flexibility of the Sensorex UVT-LED system has certainly opened the door on once-hidden optimisation opportunities. Featuring patent pending UV-C LED light source technology (therefore avoiding unwanted ‘drift’ seen when ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Larson Electronics reveals a Compact Quadpod with a 320 Watt LED Work Light

    Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a 320 watt quadpod mounted work light. Built to provide a high power lighting solution that requires minimal setup time, the WAL-LQP-320WSA-LED provides operators with an ideal lighting solution that features a quadpod with solid wheels for portability and a single 320 watt LED light ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • California Introduces New C-22 Asbestos Abatement Classification

    On January 1st, California’s new C-22 Asbestos Abatement Contractor Classification went into effect.  This new classification does not replace the existing §7058.5 asbestos certification and a contractor can hold either of these asbestos abatement work authorizations, depending on their licensure needs.   According to the California ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New quantum dot process could lead to super-efficient light-producing technology

    Polarised light forms the basis of many technologies, such as computer monitors. However, current approaches for making polarised light are inefficient, as they produce more than is ultimately used or needed. Researchers may now have found a way to directly produce polarised light using tiny nanostructures, called quantum dots, opening the way for more energy-efficient technologies. Most light ...

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