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  • The Air Quality Index and What it Means 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 Air Quality Index (AQI) and what the information provided by the monitoring resource means to the public.  “The AQI is used to report daily air quality conditions in an easy-to-understand format, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dirty Air Ducts Impact the Air Quality of Buildings in New York City

    New York has the highest population density of any major city in the United States, with over 27,000 people per square mile. To support this many people, the city and surrounding suburbs are filled with millions of homes, schools, offices, and industrial complexes. In many of these buildings, air ducts play a pivotal role in keeping people comfortable and productive. This ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • AQMesh demonstrates legitimacy of small sensors for air quality in Cambridge

    At the RSC AAMG event on ‘Air Quality Monitoring: Evolving Issues and New Technologies’ Professor Rod Jones of the University of Cambridge presented a paper showing very encouraging results. “Because we know that all the pods read the same and because we have a comparison between one pod and a reference instrument we can ...


    By AQMesh

  • Check Out ENMET`s New Videos!

    Recently, we have been working on creating new videos to provide our customers with helpful product information and calibration procedures on some of our most popular instruments. Check out our new videos on ENMET’s YouTube Channel and please give us a “thumbs up” if you like what you see! ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Toxic gas analysis - new video, white paper and case study

    Dangerous levels of toxic gases in freight containers represent a major threat to port and transport workers, customs officials, warehousemen, store employees and consumers. However, the risks posed by these gases can be effectively assessed with Gasmet FTIR multigas analysers. Gasmet has therefore published a video, a white paper and a case study; providing comprehensive help and advice for any ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Assessing VOC Exposures in New Construction or Recently Renovated Buildings in Puerto Rico

    It’s quite common for a person to walk into a newly constructed or recently renovated home or office and comment about the “new” smell. While this “new” smell is pleasant to some, and may invoke feelings of a clean and fresh indoor environment, usually it actually means the person is being exposed to high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Construction Firms in Puerto Rico Prepare for OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard

    In less than two months, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will begin enforcing the new respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry. Construction companies on the islands have until September 23rd to prepare for any potential enforcement actions.  According to OSHA, crystalline silica is a common mineral found in many naturally occurring ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Construction Companies Prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement

    Next month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will begin enforcing a Final Rule for respirable crystalline silica in an effort to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease in construction workers. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. OSHA’s new ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Occupational and Residential Wood Smoke Exposure Concerns

    During the cold winter months, many people burn wood in their homes for heat and ambience. While this can provide for an economical way to heat a home, some people could be exposed to wood smoke in the air they breathe. Workers in some occupations may also be exposed to wood smoke on a daily basis.   The smell of burning wood is pleasant to some people, but even though wood is a natural ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Volatile Organic Compound Exposure Risks from 3D Printers

    Due to their initial high cost, corporate research laboratories and major universities were some of the earliest adopters of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies. In recent years, 3D printers have become increasingly popular as the cost to own and operate these devices has dropped dramatically.  Today, 3D printers can be purchased for only a few hundred to several thousand ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Identifying occupational exposure risks to particulate matter in New York

    Throughout New York and the tri-state area there are countless workers in numerous occupations that are exposed to elevated levels of particulate matter, also known as PM. Some particulate matter, such as dust, dirt, soot, or smoke, is large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. Others are so small they can only be detected using an electron microscope. ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • The Many Ways Hoarding Creates Indoor Environmental Quality Problems

    Last month,USA Todaypublished a story about a California couple who plead guilty to charges associated with hoarding approximately 170 dogs in their home in Poway, California. According to the article, many of the dogs were in poor condition and the home was covered in animal waste. Compulsive hoarding, whether it be with pets or just material items, is estimated to affect between 2 and 5% of the ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Virtually every residential, commercial and institutional property will undergo some type of remodeling, renovation or construction activity during their usable lifetime.  Frequently, property owners and managers do not have the ability, luxury or foresight to completely or partially vacate these buildings slated for disturbance. Construction activities in an occupied home, school or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Companies in Puerto Rico have until May to Prepare for OSHA’s New Beryllium Rule

    Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed delay in the effective date of the rule entitled Occupational Exposure to Beryllium. The original effective date was to be March 21, 2017, but it has been postponed to May 20, 2017. The amended effective date gives companies and institutions that utilize beryllium and beryllium compounds two more ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Still Pose Hazards in Puerto Rico

    In Puerto Rico and across much of the Caribbean, chrysotile is one of the most frequently found forms of asbestos. Chrysotile is just one of six asbestos and asbestiform minerals that regulatory agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recognize. In addition to chrysotile, the others include actinolite, ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Occupational Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico to Fossil Fuel Vapors, Exhaust Gases and Particulate Matter

    Tens of millions of gallons of gasoline and other fossil fuels are imported into Puerto Rico each year. These fuels are essential for transportation, generating electricity and to keep businesses running smoothly.  As a fuel, gasoline is used to power everything from cars, boats and some trucks to lawn mowers, recreational vehicles and generators. Gasoline can even be used as a solvent in ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Hurricane Maria’s Direct Hit Causes Widespread Property Damage across Puerto Rico

    One of the strongest hurricanes in the history of Puerto Rico made landfall last week. Hurricane Maria brought life-threatening winds, heavy rains, flooding and storm surge that destroyed or damaged countless structures across the islands. Incredibly, this was the second time this month that homes and buildings in Puerto Rico were ravaged by a hurricane.    This latest natural disaster ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New York Hair Salon Employees and Formaldehyde Exposure Concerns

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 650,000 jobs in the United States for hairdressers, barbers, and cosmetologists. Tens of thousands of these employees work in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area.   Many of these employees do not realize that working in a hair salon could be dangerous to their health. The Occupational ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Lead Poisoning Exposure Hazards in Residential Housing

    There are still at least 4 million households in the United States that have children living in them who are being exposed to high levels of lead according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency also reports that no safe blood lead level in children has ever been identified.   In 1978 the federal government banned consumer uses of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New York Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns

    New York City and the surrounding area have some of the most valuable and high-density real estate in the country. As these properties age, or are reconditioned for new uses, construction and remodeling activities bring new life and economic value to these residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.  Often times, these construction activities take place while parts of the ...


    By VOETS, LLC

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