dust exposure monitoring News

  • Why monitor dust in the workplace?

    Almost any place of employment can present a potential threat to health and safety from airborne particulates and aerosols. It is important to note, however, that dust hazards are not necessarily visible to the human eye and that the finest particles can represent the greatest threat because of their ability to travel deepest into the lungs. Effective monitoring is therefore key to the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Unique dust monitors for any application

    The Latest TSI Sidepak Personal Aerosol Monitors Have Been Added To The Ashtead Technology Range Of Particulate Matter (PM) Monitors. “We Were So Impressed With The Unique Features Of These Instruments, That We Immediately Added Them To Both Our Rental And Sales Portfolios,” Says Ashtead’s Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas. “Many Occupational Exposure Applications Are ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Dust Monitoring Workshop Draws Crowds

    The instrumentation specialists Ashtead Technology and monitoring instrument manufacturer TSI recently co-hosted a technical workshop which focused on monitoring workplace and environmental air quality. The level of interest in the workshop was so high that some applications to attend had to be declined once registration was full. “We were delighted with the level of interest,” said ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Lowering Exposure to Respirable Coal Dust in MSHA Final Rule

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the release of a final rule to lower miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust.  The final rule applies to all underground and surface coal mines and continues the agency’s End Black Lung – Act Now! initiative. According to a MSHA news release, this final rule: ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Real-Time Dust Monitoring: what are the benefits for the workforce?

    Approximately 14.8 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with an estimated 12 million people likely to have the condition, but not yet be diagnosed.[1] Many of these cases could be linked to occupational exposure from dangerous airborne dusts, fumes and other substances. ...


    By Casella

  • Showcase

    The Use of Noise Dosimeters for Workplace Noise

    In recent decades, increased mechanisation has drastically changed the industrial work environment. This has led to many changes to an employee’s work pattern. It used to be the case on the majority of production lines, that an employee would stay in one place for their working shift. Therefore, monitoring their noise exposure with a sound level meter was very straightforward. However, with ...


    By Casella

  • Shawcity Seminar 1: Occupational Dust Monitoring, RCS and Diesel Fume.

    Wednesday 22nd June saw the first of the 2016 seminars hosted by Shawcity, which offer an independent focus on key issues facing those who work in occupational hygiene, environmental monitoring and health and safety. The event, held at Wrag Barn Golf and Country Club, Highworth, focused on occupational dust monitoring, RCS and diesel fume. Shawcity welcomed over 40 delegates on the day ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Crystalline Silica Exposure can be Deadly

    Earlier this month it was reported at ClaimsJournal.com that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a marble and granite company over $40,000 for health and safety violations that included workers being exposed to unsafe levels of crystalline silica particles. According to an OSHA Fact Sheet on crystalline silica, “Silica exposure ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • British coal mines choose Casella’s intrinsically safe Tuff™ pump for underground dust monitoring

    Bedford-based Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100) has joined forces with Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, to supply over 70 Intrinsically Safe (IS) TUFF™ pump for monitoring coal miners’ exposure to dust to seven mines across England and ...


    By Casella

  • OSHA Addresses Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica

    Next month the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will address the proposed Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica Rule.  The agency intends on lowering the Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) for industry. According to an OSHA Fact Sheet on crystalline silica, “Silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Preventing Occupational and Community Exposure Risks to Cadmium

    Cadmium is a naturally occurring element found in the earth’s crust and is an important metal in the production of nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) rechargeable batteries. It is also used as a sacrificial corrosion-protection coating for iron and steel, and is used in various alloys, solar cells, plastic stabilizers and pigments.  According to an Occupational Safety and Health ...

  • 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

  • Workers Exposed to Wood Dusts can be at Risk

    Tens of thousands of workers across the Mid-Atlantic region are exposed to wood dusts every time they go to work.  These workers include carpenters, construction workers and people who work in factories that utilize wood and wood products.   While many people recognize that wood dusts can pose a combustible dust hazard, few recognize that exposure to wood dusts can cause a host of ...

  • Air Monitors launches latest industrial particulate monitors

    A new report published in September 2012 by the European Environment Agency shows that almost a third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM); one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health because it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. Colin Craggs from instrumentation specialist Air Monitors ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Carbon Black Exposure May Put Workers at Risk

    Carbon black is the general term used to describe a powdery commercial form of carbon.  It is used by industry to strengthen and color rubber and is also used to color inks, coatings, plastics and leather, and to insulate electrical equipment.  Carbon black from vegetable origins is even used as a food coloring agent.    Some employees are exposed to carbon black on a regular ...

  • Childhood lead exposure linked to violent crime in adults

    High levels of lead in the blood of fetuses and young children has been linked for the first time to higher rates of criminal arrest in adulthood. The strongest association between childhood blood-lead level and criminal behavior was for arrests involving acts of violence, new research has found. Based on long-term data from a childhood lead study in Cincinnati, Kim Dietrich, PhD, and his team at ...

  • Casella gives improved insight into dust and fume risks

    The latest upgrade of Casella CEL's insight occupational exposure data management software means that it can now be used in conjunction with the company's popular Microdust Pro real-time monitor to automatically download, manage and report data, so providing exceptionally reliable results when conducting workplace inhalation risk assessments. Extremely straightforward to use, the improved insight ...


    By Casella

  • Identifying and Mitigating Particulate Matter Pollution Exposure Risks

    Particulate matter (PM) is described by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some of these particles, such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye, but others are so small they can only be detected using powerful instruments.   Because PM ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

    Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.   Crystalline silica, a basic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Casella gives improved insight into dust and fume risks

    The latest upgrade of Casella CEL’s insight occupational exposure data management software means that it can now be used in conjunction with the company’s popular Microdust Pro real-time monitor to automatically download, manage and report data, so providing exceptionally reliable results when conducting workplace inhalation risk assessments. Extremely straightforward to use, the ...


    By Casella

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