Hygiene Monitoring News

  • Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Chlorine in Puerto Rico

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that chlorine is one of the most commonly manufactured chemicals in the United States. It is also an element that is widely used in industry in the production of thousands of manufactured items and can be found in some household products.   Chlorine is used in drinking water and swimming pools to kill ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Shawcity attends the BOHS annual Occupational Hygiene Conference, Glasgow

    The most prestigious event in the BOHS calendar, their annual Occupational Hygiene Conference, is the leading conference in the field of worker health protection in the UK, attracting around 400 UK and international delegates.  Shawcity have been key exhibitors at the conference for many years and this year was no different with the team heading to the Glasgow Hilton Hotel to exhibit on the ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • 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 ...

  • Identifying Exposure Risks to Methylene Chloride and other Chemical Hazards in Puerto Rico

    Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane, is described by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) as a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. The agency reports that the chemical compound is used in various industrial processes in numerous different industries.   These include paint stripping, pharmaceutical ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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.

  • Industrial Solvent Use by New Jersey Manufacturer Results in OSHA Health Inspection

    Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) initiated an inspection at a New Jersey manufacturing plant after a flash fire injured a worker. The employee was cleaning a degreasing tank when the fire occurred and the inspection revealed the use of 1-bromopropane (1-BP), also known as n-propyl bromide.  1-BP is a liquid solvent and OSHA reports the ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Recognizing and Preventing Lead Exposure Risks in the Workplace

    This year has been filled with media reports about lead poisoning hazards faced by the public. Stories have been broadcast about contaminated water in Michigan homes, drinking fountains being shut down in schools in the Northwest and East Coast, and most recently, over 1,000 residents of a housing complex in East Chicago being asked to relocate due to high levels of lead in the soil around their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Joan Rose, water quality champion, receives 2016 Stockholm Water Prize

    Professor Joan B. Rose received the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize on Wednesday, for her tireless contributions to global public health; by assessing risks to human health in water and creating guidelines and tools for decision-makers and communities to improve global wellbeing. The prize was presented to Joan Rose by H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, during a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall ...

  • Protecting Workers and the Public from Exposure to the Zika Virus

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued travel guidance that recommends pregnant women avoid travel to a neighborhood in Miami where several Zika infections were recently confirmed and the agency found persistent mosquito populations. The unprecedented travel warning for an infectious disease in a neighborhood in the United States highlights the seriousness ...

  • The Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring

    Many different types of industries are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ safety and health. These eyewash stations are an important safety device that can be instrumental for mitigating a number of different types of eye injuries. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that work-related eye injuries cost more than ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Do you need Engineering Safety Training?

    Engineering can take us into some weird places: underground vaults, service tunnels, motorway access panels. Some of these places are low risk but others require engineering safety training. These particular environments can bring up varied types of hazards and dangers. So it’s the utmost importance to keep yourself and your work surroundings ...

  • Protecting Outdoor Workers from Lyme Disease Exposure Risks

    The most common tick-borne disease in the United States is Lyme disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. The blacklegged tick spreads the disease in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic and north-central United States. The western ...

  • Ecolab makes equity investment in Aquatech International

    Ecolab Inc., the parent company of Nalco Water, has made a minority equity investment in Aquatech International. Based in Canonsburg, Pa., Aquatech is a privately owned global leader in the design and engineering of complex and comprehensive water treatment solutions that improve water quality and reduce net water usage. Aquatech also provides a suite of industry-leading technologies for the ...

  • Meet Hank: The Industrial Hygienist Consultant

    At RAECO Rents, we’ve heard our fair share of rental horror stories: equipment showing up late, damaged, without a charge, out of calibration, and everything in between. That’s where we got the idea for this video. Let us introduce you to Hank, the Industrial Hygienist Consultant. Hank’s really excited about his next project: a noise survey at a large industrial plant, ...


    By Raeco Rents

  • Potential Microbial Exposure Risks from Eyewash Stations Meant to Protect Workers

    A number of industries are required to provide eyewash facilities for their workers as part of their critical emergency safety equipment. Eyewash stations can help to mitigate injuries to a worker whose eyes have been accidentally exposed to a physical, chemical or biological agent. Eyewash stations, whether permanently connected to a source of potable water or having self-contained ...

  • Laundry Room Fire, Water and Mold Prevention Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses preventing laundry room fires, water damage and mold growth.  “While everyone wants a place to do laundry in their home, thousands of fires happen each year in laundry rooms and they are one of the more common ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Confined Space Training in Birmingham

    Need Confined Space Training in Birmingham? Civil Engineering Safety Limited are ideal for those people who work in high-risk places. If you’re looking for confined space training in Birmingham, we offer a number of courses in confined space training, including City and Guilds Level 2 qualifications ...

  • New Workplace Crystalline Silica Requirements Begin this Month

    Silica is a part of the environment, commonly occurring in most soils. Chronic exposure to respirable crystalline silica particulates has long been known to cause restrictive lung disease and complications that can lead to cancer.  Worker exposures to airborne crystalline silica are tightly restricted by California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). Federal ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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