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  • NASA nanotechnology-based biosensor helps detect biohazards

    NASA has developed a revolutionary nanotechnology-based biosensor that can detect trace amounts of specific bacteria, viruses and parasites. This biosensor will be used to help prevent the spread of potentially deadly biohazards in water, food and other contaminated sources. NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California licensed the biosensor technology to Early Warning Inc., Troy, ...


  • Canadian company ships new technology for treatment of biohazardous waste

    Ozonator Industries Ltd. has just announced the shipping of their first OZONATOR NG-1000 unit. The unit has been shipped to Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana, in the United States for immediate installation. In making the announcement, Ozonator Industries Ltd. President and CEO Peter Klaptchuk stated “We at Ozonator Industries are very proud to be a part of this environmentally ...


  • Technology Innovation Leadership Award biohazardous waste treatment North America, 2014

    Frost & Sullivan is in its 50th year in business with a global research organization of 1,800analysts and consultants who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies. The company’s research philosophy originates with the CEO’s360-Degree Perspective™, which serves as the foundation of its TEAM Research™ methodology. This unique approach enables us to ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Frost & Sullivan Commends Ozonator Industries for Developing an Emission-free Biohazardous Waste Treatment System

    Based on its recent analysis of the biohazardous waste treatment market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Ozonator Industries Limited with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. Ozonator's innovative and relevant zero-emission biohazardous waste treatment technology ensures high environmental sustainability through its superior treatment efficiency ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Newton, Mass., medical provider cited by US Labor Department`s OSHA after workers exposed to biohazards; inspection finds willful, serious violations

    New England Hematology/Oncology Associates PC, a medical service provider in Newton, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for an alleged willful and an alleged serious violation of workplace safety standards after an OSHA inspection revealed that workers were being exposed to biohazards. Proposed penalties total $46,900. OSHA's Andover ...

  • Different Solution For Medical Waste Disposal

    Medasend Biomedical, Inc. provides Medical Waste Management for the entire United States. Medical Waste Mail Back is a secure, safe, cost effective and convenient way to dispose of sharps , medical waste and biohazard waste. No waiting for truck pick-up which is also more costly. Approved in all 50 states by the EPA, USPS, OSHA and all state ...


    By Medasend Biomedical, Inc.

  • Medical Practices: Save money on waste

    Biomedical waste hauling can mean big expenditures for medical practices. As a general rule, a small- to medium-sized medical office spends between $300 to $1,000 each month for transport and treatment services, with dentists averaging between $70-150 per month. “There’s a lot of waste in the waste business, and healthcare workers often think they’re paying less for these services than they ...


  • Safe and Simple Specimen Transport with SpeciSafe

    SpeciSafe secondary packaging containers provide a safe, convenient and economical solution for compliant mailing of biohazardous and clinical specimens. They provide an easy way to meet the requirements of the UN standard UN3373 for transport of biological samples. The extensive SpeciSafe ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I(Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Acta Group

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I (Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists Can Help Mitigate Health Hazards As a Result of Recent Flooding

    Last week, many parts of the Midwest experienced heavy rains that resulted in widespread flooding. In Illinois alone, Governor Pat Quinn declared disaster areas in 44 counties and at least 6 rivers were at record levels. In addition to flooding in Illinois, the heavy rains have caused issues in Michigan, Iowa, Missouri and Indiana.   Many areas in the region experienced sustained heavy rains ...

  • ABIH Launches New Certified Industrial Hygienist Awareness Campaign

    One of the goals of the ABIH is to promote the advancement of the industrial hygiene profession by offering the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification and to create awareness of the important role these professionals play in today’s society.  In support of this goal, the ABIH has begun a new awareness campaign in the public, private and government sectors.   A CIH is ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Asphalt Fumes

    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that over 500,000 workers are exposed to fumes from asphalt. Asphalt as it known in the United States, or bitumen, as it is called in many other parts of the world, is found in natural deposits or can be obtained by refining crude oil. The primary use of asphalt is for road construction where it is mixed with granular materials ...

  • 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 ...

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to 1-Bromopropane

    In March of this year, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment and peer review a draft risk assessment for 1-Bromopropane (1-BP). The draft assessment of 1-Bromopropane, also known as n-propyl bromide, was conducted as part of EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Work Plan assessment effort. According to the EPA, 1-BP showed acute ...

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists in Demand Following Hurricane Sandy

    Last month, Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction across many parts of the East Coast.  In addition to dozens of deaths, the historic storm also caused billions of dollars in property damage to residential, commercial and institutional properties. People have begun the long process of rebuilding their homes, businesses and communities. As they rebuild many health and safety ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Enterprise Risk Management and the Role of Certified Industrial Hygienists

    The identification, documentation, analysis and tracking of risks are a critical component for many types of businesses and organizations.  These risks may be in the form of physical, chemical or biological concerns and can play a pivotal role in an enterprise’s success or failure. Enterprise risk management (ERM), as defined by Wikipedia, “…includes the methods ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Research and Markets: Analyzing the Landfill Gas Industry - 2012 Report

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dpqm7q/analyzing_the) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Landfill Gas Industry" report to their offering. With the increasing global focus of energy ...


  • CIHs Equipped and Ready for National Preparedness Month

    In 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated September as National Preparedness Month.  National Preparedness Month encourages citizens across the country to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities. Emergency preparedness requires attention to not just specific types of hazards, but also to steps that increase ...

  • 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 ...

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