Workplace Monitoring News

  • Date announced for popular workplace and ambient dust workshop

    Following the success of a similar event last January, TSI and Ashtead Technology have organised another workshop focusing on workplace dust, aerosols and environmental particulates. The event, which is free to attend, will take place on Wednesday 11th January 2017 at TSI’s headquarters in High Wycombe. Ashtead’s Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas recommends early booking: “This ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Cobalt, Some Cobalt Compounds and TCE Receive New Listings in the 14th Report on Carcinogens

    In early November, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The cumulative report now includes 248 listings of agents, substances, mixtures and exposure circumstances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans.  The congressionally mandated document prepared by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) for ...

  • Identifying Environmental and Occupational Exposure Risks to Suspected Carcinogens in Puerto Rico

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). It contained newly reviewed substances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans. Included in this list was the metallic element cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo. The National Toxicology Program (NTP), ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Preventing Occupational and Community Exposure Risks to Hexavalent Chromium

    Recently, the chemical pollutant made famous in the “Erin Brockovich” movie once again made national headlines. A report released by the Environmental Working Group found what the non-profit organization believes to be potentially dangerous levels of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in the tap water of some 218 million Americans.  Hexavalent chromium is a toxic form of the ...

  • OECD Publishes a Number of New Reports in Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, Including Nanosilver Case Study and Gold Nanoparticle Occupational Exposure Assessment in Pilot Scale Facility

     In November 2016, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published the following new reports in its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Toxicokinetics of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Report from the OECD Expert Meeting:  As ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Styrene

    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that approximately 90,000 workers are potentially exposed to styrene. Styrene is a type of volatile organic compound (VOC) that is highly flammable and evaporates easily. Styrene is widely used to make plastics, fiberglass, rubber and latex. It is also used to make polystyrene plastics and resins that can be made into ...

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Methane

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a total of $13 million that will be awarded to twelve, multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure. Methane is not only a primary component of natural gas, it is also a major greenhouse gas, which is a potential ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Ethylene Oxide and Other Airborne Hazards in Puerto Rico

    Ethylene oxide (EtO) is an organic compound that is produced in large volumes. It is primarily used as an intermediate in the production of several industrial chemicals, the most notable of which is ethylene glycol. However, it is also used as a fumigant in various agricultural products and to sterilize moisture and heat sensitive medical equipment and supplies.  According to the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Accentuating The Differences Between Health And Safety

    Since the inception of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974, there has been a successful drive to bring a responsible attitude towards fundamental health and safety processes to both employers and employees. As a result we now look on health and safety warnings and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as normal, realistic practices that save lives. But is it entirely accurate to assume that ...


    By Casella

  • Casella opens office in Melbourne Australia

    This - along with their existing offices in; New Delhi, India and Shanghai, China - will provide the cornerstones for the expansion of their servicing and sales capabilities for this important region. Utilising over 20 years of experience and knowledge of the Casella brand, John Killen, Independent Sales Representative, will be providing advice to the Asia Pacific team, led by Martin Van Os ...


    By Casella

  • We are all Connected...but does it Translate for Workers` Health ?

    “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ― Herman Melville Even back in the 19th century Melville understood that we are all connected and that our actions and responsibilities affect those around us. We hear today of the ...


    By Casella

  • New York Companies Learn Proactive Initiatives Can Prevent Health and Safety Violations

    Last month, a New York company was fined by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) over $100,000 for exposing workers to cancer-causing chemicals and other hazards. In total, the firm was cited for 17 serious violations. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. The ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • nanoIndEx Publishes Guidance Document on Assessment of Personal Exposure to Airborne Nanomaterials

    In June 2016, the “Assessment of Individual Exposure to manufactured nanomaterials by means of personal monitors and samples” (nanoIndEx) project published a guidance document entitled Assessment of Personal Exposure to Airborne Nanomaterials.  The three-year project was funded under the Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Companies in Puerto Rico Learn the Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring

    Many industries in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ wellbeing. These eyewash stations are an important component of the occupational health and safety of workers and can be instrumental for mitigating eye injuries.  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month and Preventing Occupational Asthma in New York

    May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month across the United States.  Asthma is a serious respiratory condition that can be life-threatening in some circumstances. People with the condition are often exposed to numerous known asthma triggers in their homes, schools, and work environments. Occupational asthma, also referred to as work-related asthma, is the ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Protecting Workers from Occupational Hearing Loss

    According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million are exposed to chemicals that can damage hearing or balance functions of the ear. An estimated $242 million ...

  • Hexavalent Chromium Requirements in the Workplace

    If a company works with chromium containing materials such as stainless steel, conducts chemical film or plating operations involving hexavalent chromium (Cr+6) or spray paints with products containing Cr+6, it is required by state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHAs) to take specific actions. As stated in a National Institute of Occupational Safety and ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Health and Safety Regulations in the Netherlands

    Due to EU regulations established in 1994, each country part of the union is required to incorporate laws that allows a national authority to oversee health and safety for its workers. It is mandatory for this authority or institution to consider the point of view of social partners in order to come to national ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Counting Down to Sicur 2016

    Sicur 2016 promises to be an unmissable event for any Health & Safety Professional. Organised by the IFEMA, the exhibition takes place from 22nd to 24th February. See what Cirrus Research is bringing to the show with this exclusive event preview. Noise at Work? We’ve Got You Covered We’ve got plenty to shout about this year, as we continue our ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • CASELLA `Noise at Work` training courses - dates announced

    Save time, money and comply with the Noise at Work Regulations (2006) by training a competent member of staff to monitor noise in your workplace, on Casella’s one day ‘noise at work’ training course. As well as hands-on training on the use of personal noise monitoring devices known as dosimeters, Casella’s noise course gives participants the opportunity to learn how to ...


    By Casella

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