Health and Safety Monitoring Articles

  • Shining a Light on the Food and Beverage Industry

    As published in this months edition of Process & Control, Diane White discusses how UV systems can provide a practical, power saving alternative to pasteurisation in food and beverage production Waterborne micro-organisms are responsible for adverse effects on flavour, colour, odour and shelf life of products and, of course, potential health risks to consumers. A number of emerging ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Samsung’s New Safety Truck Technology

    In Argentina, one person dies in a traffic accident every hour – 80% of these fatalities are caused by drivers trying to overtake other vehicles. With hundreds of one-lane roads in the country, drivers often get frustrated by slower moving semi-trucks ahead of them and will try to pass them despite not being able to see on-coming traffic. Samsung saw a solution to this problem. By ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Importance of Measuring UV Transmittance for UV Disinfection

    UV disinfection systems disinfect water using UV light at the 254nm wavelegnth. UV light at this wavelegnth actually destroys the DNA of microbiological material in the water which prevents dangerous viruses such as crytosporidium and e-coli from reproducing and causing harm. Real Tech has several products that are commonly used to ensure the correct operation and performance of UV disinfection ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Confined Space Plan

    Create a Plan for a Confined Space Do you need to create a plan for your confined space plan? Confined spaces have limited space in that someone can enter, and are not designed to be occupied in the long-term. Your workplace may involve working somewhere that has dangerous substances, or serious hazards like exposed wires or unguarded ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • Light Plants and Scene Lighting for Natural Disasters

    According to the Red Cross, the recent onslaught of persistent flooding in Louisiana has surpassed the devastating floods that came with Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Without warning, the state received a whopping 6.9 trillion gallons of rainfall in one week (based on a report from CNN). Over 40,000 homes were affected by the flood, resulting $30 million in damages. Scientists speculate that ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • What is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)?

    What is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)? Our products are known for monitoring many different gases, but if you look closely at the description of some of them, you will see that it mentions the acronym VOC. For those that don’t know what VOC means, it stands for volatile organic compound, and there are thousands of different ones produced and used in our daily lives. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • 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

  • An Overview of STI Group’s Services for the Chemical and Petrochemical Industries

    At chemical plants it is crucial for operations to be run at optimal efficiency in order to continually satisfy the needs of chemical customers and to allow the facility to remain productive and profitable. Chemical plant facilities and equipment must be fabricated with the highest degree of quality, durability, and reliability. Likewise, maintenance of the facility must be conducted by highly ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Spatio-temporal variation of groundwater contamination using IEA-UEF in urban areas of Jilin City, North-eastern China

    Groundwater monitoring wells located in urban areas of Jilin City were sampled from 1980 to 2009 for eight groundwater quality parameters: pH, SO42−, Cl−, NO3−-N, NO2− -N, NH4+-N, F−, and total hardness (TH). The data were analysed by a universal exponential formula based on an immune evolutionary ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ask The Noise Doctor: How Long will the Batteries Last in My Optimus Sound Level Meter?

    Do you have questions about your noise measurement instruments that Google or Wikipedia just can’t seem to answer? Ask The Noise Doctor. I’m here to answer your most frequently asked questions. Whether it’s product or application based, I’m up to the challenge. In this article I’ll be covering battery life in the Optimus Sound Level Meter range. A Commonly Asked ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Wafer Thin UV System Lights The Way

    The long awaited ‘Wafer’ design was unveiled in October at Piscina & Wellness in Barcelona, and it comes as no surprise that this revolutionary new range has already had an enormous impact within the wet leisure industry. The inclusion of chemical-free UV disinfection is now becoming standard practise for many aquatic facilities worldwide.  UV systems protect against chlorine ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Recording audio with level triggers - Sound Level Meters

    Recording audio from a sound level meter measurement is sometimes necessary. Perhaps you need to listen to identify the source of a noise or for post-processing – or even to play back to a project stakeholder. If a measurement is short, it’s easy enough to record audio for an entire measurement and afterward crop the relevant parts. However, measuring for days, weeks or months, ...

  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans in 2014

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission (EC) and European Union (EU) Member States in the monitoring of the carbon dioxide (CO2) performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 443/2009, and of light commercial vehicles, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 510/2011. The regulation for passenger cars sets a CO2 emission (1) target of 130 g ...

  • Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing: The Growth Progress and Need for Safety Monitors

    Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing: The Growth Progress and Need for Safety Monitors 3D printing is officially skyrocketing, with industrial applications in medical, biotech, aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics industries growing daily. At the heart of this acceleration is the additive manufacturing or AM process, which allows for easy printing from computer-aided ...

  • A tiered, integrated biological and chemical monitoring framework for contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in aquatic ecosystems

    The chemical‐specific risk‐based paradigm that informs monitoring and assessment of environmental contaminants does not apply well to the many thousands of new chemicals that are being introduced into ambient receiving waters. We propose a tiered framework that incorporates bioanalytical screening tools and diagnostic non‐targeted chemical analysis to more effectively monitor for contaminants ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Microbial indicators, pathogens and methods for their monitoring in water environment

    Water is critical for life, but many people do not have access to clean and safe drinking water and die because of waterborne diseases. The analysis of drinking water for the presence of indicator microorganisms is key to determining microbiological quality and public health safety. However, drinking water-related illness outbreaks are still occurring worldwide. Moreover, different indicator ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How Often You Should Calibrate A Sound Level Meter

    Do you calibrate a sound level meter frequently? Most sound level meter users know they must calibrate their sound level meters but a questions I frequently get asked if “how often?” Here’s my best practice advice so you can calibrate with confidence. What Do We Mean by Sound Level Meter ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Sharing Best Practices in Mining Safety

          In the world of environmental, health and safety, sharing information can have an amazing ripple effect across an industry. It gives companies the ability to learn from the experiences of other companies. In some cases, this can be the difference between ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • What is a Data Logging Sound Level Meter?

    Looking to buy a sound level meter? You’ll probably see the term “data logging sound level meter” quite frequently. But what exactly is a data logging sound level meter and what does it mean for your noise measurements? Sound level meters have come a long way since Cirrus starting manufacturing their own models in the 1970s. The advances in computing technology has made it far ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Improved sensitivity to heavy metals in the bioluminescence assay using alternative salt solutions

    Introduction The marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri is widely used for the toxicity assessment of environmental samples. The toxicity is measured in a medium containing 2% NaCl. When the bacteria are exposed to toxic compounds, the light production is inhibited. Toxicity values are obtained after 15 and 30 minutes exposure and expressed as EC50 values, the effective concentration causing 50% loss ...

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