Health and Safety Monitoring News

  • 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.

  • XL2 Sound Level Meter Calibration according to IEC standard

    In addition to developing and manufacturing audio, acoustic and vibration measurement systems, NTi Audio also offers a range of calibration and maintenance services for its devices. Besides the calibration of individual system components, a complete Sound Level Meter calibration according to IEC61672-3: 2013 is now available. The XL2 Analyzer and microphone are subjected to a series of acoustic ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • 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

  • Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Protecting Outdoor Workers from Exposure Risks

    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and also the beginning of tick season in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Occupational exposure to Lyme disease is a significant concern for millions of workers who spend much of their time outdoors in areas known to have disease-causing ticks.  In North America, the disease is caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi and ...

  • ComEd & Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Collaborate to Create National Model to Advance Smart City Solutions

    ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support the study and development of new energy efficiency programs, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar and other infrastructure projects. The MOU provides for a one-of-a-kind collaboration between ComEd and the MMC to develop a pilot for a national model on how utilities ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Nor103 Sound Level Meter

    Nor103 has been developed to cover the most common noise measurements like noise at work, environmental noise or simple product noise measurements, traceable and according to standards.  Covering a range from 30 to 137 dBA and operated by only 3 push buttons, this is an instrument for a several uses and users. It comes with some useful accessories like windshield and a rubber cover for ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Workers’ Memorial Day and the Importance of Industrial Hygiene Services

    Workers’ Memorial Day is observed on the 28th of April each year. This is the same date that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was established in 1971. This important day of recognition began in Canada and was later adopted in the United States in 1989.  Today, Workers’ Memorial Day is observed in countries across the globe. ...

  • Seattle City Light Selects Landis+Gyr for Advanced Grid Analytics

    Landis+Gyr recently announced that Seattle City Light is deploying the company's advanced grid analytics (AGA) platform to support the utility's grid modernization program. Landis+Gyr's advanced grid analytics suite is designed to provide a big data platform with applications that utilize data from advanced meters, grid sensors, GIS and other sources to provide actionable information ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Marine Safety – Monitoring Shipping Vessel Impact on Coastal Shores

    With Canada aiming to increase marine safety within its coastal shores, Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) prove to be well suited for the task. Through the Ocean Protection Plan, the Canadian Government plans to increase funding to marine safety services to each of the country’s coasts; including the shipping passages in the Arctic waters. The program highlights the need for ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Spring Exam Period for CIH® Certification Begins this Week

    Later this week, the Certified Industrial Hygienist® Spring Exam window for successful Applicants looking to take their industrial hygiene careers to the next level begins. The CIH® exam is administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) and approved candidates have from April 1st until the last day of May to take the ...


    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

  • Changes in Vietnamese Safety Regulations

    Photo: Participants recieved their course certificate after the FLACS-I training in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Here with FLACS trainer Franz Zdravistch.  Key stakeholders and Vietnamese authorities have shown great interest in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and particularly FLACS, Gexcon’s consequence modelling tool. We recently completed the ...


    By GexCon AS

  • School Bus Transportation and Passenger Safety

    On Monday, November, 21, 2016 six students were killed in a school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee with twelve additional children in intensive care. The 24 year old school bus driver has been charged with five counts of vehicular homicide. The bus was heading down a residential street that was not part of his daily route at a relatively high rate of speed. The bus veered off of the road ...

  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • The Cities Seeking a Natural Gas Phase Out - Webinar

    Not only is natural gas for power generation becoming increasingly expensive – with prices projected to rise further through to 2020 in the UK – but for geopolitical ...


    By DEXMA

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • ABIH® Celebrates the Health & Safety of Workers on Labor Day

    With Labor Day less than a week away, many workers are making their final plans for the last holiday weekend of the summer. The national holiday celebrates the social and economic achievements of workers and is an annual tribute to their contributions to the strength and prosperity of the nation. While Labor Day is a time to celebrate and spend time with family, we cannot lose sight of ...

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