dust exposure monitoring News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Midwest Workers Warned of Risks Associated with Crystalline Silica Exposure

    Many workers across Illinois and the Midwest are exposed to dusts and airborne materials each day they go to work.  For workers involved with dusts from crushed rocks, soil, dirt, gravel, or sand, there are specific concerns over exposure to crystalline silica and a medical condition that may develop known as silicosis.   Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite, ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Study sees little dust risk for subway workers

    New York subway commuters may worry more about rats and rising fares than dust floating through the system, but for the workers who spend their whole shift below ground, air quality has long been a concern. Results from a new pilot study using miniaturized air samplers to look at steel dust exposure may help them breathe easier. Steel dust, produced as thousands of train wheels roll through the ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Why the dust can’t settle on the UK’s construction industry

    Following unscheduled spot checks by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) at the end of last year, there is a powerful wind of change blowing across UK construction sites. So what is the reason for these visits? To examine the measures being taken to protect the long term health of construction workers with the aim of bringing these standards up to the same high level as ...


    By Casella

  • OSHA cites gun range for workplace lead, arsenic exposure

    Employer name: Kremer's Guns LLC, Celina, Ohio Citations received: Sept. 26, 2015 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Toledo Area Office cited 23 serious safety violations for ...

  • IAQ and EH&S Professionals Protect Workers from Wood Dust Hazards

    California's Proposition 65 list added wood dust as a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer in 2009. Workers across the nation employed at sawmills, wood processing facilities and during construction and renovation activities are exposed to wood dusts on a daily basis.    Whenever wood is cut, drilled, sanded, machined or processed wood dusts can be created.  ...

  • 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.

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