Workplace Safety News

  • Respiratory Protection for Workers Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the importance of respiratory protection for workers in various industries.  “OSHA reports that an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Portable Workplace Detector for Trace Toxic Chemicals

    ENMET's new mGC (mini Gas Chromatograph) chemical specific portable instrument is designed to detect threat chemicals below the OSHA permissible exposure limits in the industrial workplace for worker safety. This handheld monitor improves information collected from traditional multi-gas survey instruments by providing details about the chemical composition of the sample. It ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Herkules Adds E-Commerce Capabilities To Website

    Herkules Equipment Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of e-commerce capabilities to the company’s website. The first phase of the effort has just been launched, offering replacement pumps and pump kits for direct sale to the public at http://herkules.us/herkules/pumps. The Michigan-based manufacturer will provide the ability to purchase ...

  • The Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection for Millions of Workers

    In October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. For the last several years, the 4th most cited violation has been associated with respiratory protection.   According to OSHA, an estimated 5 ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Food Safety Modernization Act Complaince Communication

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 and the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 require compliance criteria for ingredients (raw materials) used in food production. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is the governing body for implementation of rules. The seven foundational rules disseminated by the FDA became final in 2016 and are ...


    By Mississippi Lime

  • ISO Standard Provides Overview of Frameworks for Developing OELs and OEBs for NOAAs

    On November 21, 2016, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released ISO/TR 18637:2016, “Nanotechnologies — Overview of available frameworks for the development of occupational exposure limits and bands for nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAAs).” ISO notes that occupational exposure limits (OEL) are generally substance-specific. In some ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • VelocityEHS Launches New Webinar Series to Help Safety Professionals Reduce Workplace Risk and Ensure Regulatory Compliance

    VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, announced today it has released a series of exclusive webinars designed to educate safety professionals on the latest issues and topics affecting the EHS industry. During the webinars, attendees will hear from experts offering information and advice to help reduce risk in the workplace ...


    By VelocityEHS

  • Trump election threatens to upend green energy revolution

    The surprise election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency last week has thrown a monkey wrench into the emerging green energy economy, as analysts and industry experts struggle to comprehend what four years of a Trump presidency will mean for the energy sector. Trump has offered few specific energy policy details during his 18-month presidential campaign beyond vague assertions to develop ...

  • ABIH® Elects New Chair, Vice Chair and Several Board of Director Members

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® is pleased to announce the start of David C. Roskelley’s term as Chair of the ABIH Board of Directors following one year of service as Vice Chair.  The ABIH Board also elected a new Vice Chair and three new Board members during its October meeting.  David C. Roskelley, MSPH, CIH, CSP is a principal and founding ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cirrus is a Founding Key Sponsor of the Institute of Acoustics

    Did you know that Cirrus has been a Key Sponsor of the Institute of Acoustics since 1989? This is something of which we are very proud and Cirrus, alongside Brüel and Kjaer, is one of the remaining Founding Key Sponsors. Cirrus has had a long standing relationship with the Institute and the UK acoustics industry stretching back over many years, going back to when Cirrus was ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Training Resource Discusses How Public Safety Personnel Can Work to Effectively Resolve Conflicts

    Since the beginning, public safety personnel have been searching for the perfect method on how to deal with erratic civilians. Unfortunately, a universal answer for resolving the various types of conflict first responders face doesn’t exist. As Lt. Jim Glennon of Calibre Press explains in the webinar “De-escalation & Conflict Resolution for Public Safety Personnel” ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Reduce Your Liability with TargetSolutions’ Dangers of Speeding Training Course

    Speeding contributes to nearly one-third of all fatal crashes. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 13,000 lives are lost each year due to speeding and more than $40 billion is lost each year due to accidents where ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • New look to our blog, The Monitor!

    We've upgraded the look and feel of our weekly blog, The Monitor. Be sure to check it out! We are committed to keeping you and your people safe. So, if you want the latest and most relevant information on all things safety, check in with The Monitor, which covers latest in safety news, trends, regulations and more. We update it at least weekly to keep it fresh and you informed. This week, we have ...


    By Argus-Hazco

  • Sonnen plans new services; UK urged to lift barriers to storage

    German solar energy storage maker Sonnen GmbH could start considering an IPO as early as 2017 to grow its international presence and develop additional services and business models. In a recent interview with Energy Storage News, Sonnen CEO Christoph Ostermann said that the company is relatively relaxed on the timeline – ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • Join the European Week for healthy workplaces for all ages

    The 2016 European Week for Safety and Health at Work - 24 to 28 October - a key part of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign, starts today. Through the hundreds of events taking place across Europe this week, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and its network of partners stress the importance of ensuring safe and healthy conditions throughout working life. ...

  • Identifying and Preventing Exposure Risks to the Growing Number of Superbugs

    Last month, for only the fourth time in its history, the United Nations General Assembly took up a health issue and voted to take a broad and coordinated approach to confront antimicrobial resistance. The historic action by the United Nations was due to the growing list of drug-resistant microorganisms that are now found across the globe, including in United States.  The Centers for Disease ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • 1-Bromopropane and Occupational Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses potential occupational exposures to 1-bromopropane (1-BP). "OSHA reports that the use of 1-BP has increased in the workplace over the past 20 years," said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates and the IAQ ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

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