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  • 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.  ...

  • Casella introduces new dust monitoring survey tool

    Dust can be a problem in almost any industry, from bakeries to building sites, and the problem is gaining wider recognition from local authorities and the HSE. Casella CEL has responded with the introduction of an area dust monitoring survey tool that can download its data for monitoring and reporting and run without access to external power for up to 19 hours. Called the Dust Detective, the ...


    By Casella

  • Texas Environmental Professionals Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma with Air Testing and Monitoring

    More than 2 million Texans have been diagnosed with asthma. A significant number of these people are in the workforce and suffer from occupational asthma.  Also referred to as work-related asthma, occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.  Nationwide, OSHA estimates that 11 million workers in a wide range of industries ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Industrial Combustible Dust Tragedies can be Prevented

    One year ago, a combustible dust explosion killed a worker at the Hoeganaes facility in Gallatin, Tennessee.  During the same year there were additional two accidents at the plant that have been linked to combustible dust resulting in several additional deaths and injuries. The investigation found that significant amounts of fine iron powder had accumulated over time at the facility and the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Environmental Professionals Play Crucial Role in Remediating ‘Bomb Factory’ House

    In January of this year a residential property in Escondido, California was engulfed in flames.  The flames were set by local authorities as a controlled burn in order to destroy countless homemade explosives.   The house was presumed to be filled with explosives, ammunition and toxic chemicals.  Prosecutors called the home a ‘bomb factory’ and it was determined that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • Outdoor Noise Monitoring with XL2

    A tailored solution for outdoor noise monitoring is now available for the XL2 Sound Level Meter. The new outdoor measurement microphone M2230-WP and the heavy-duty outdoor case ideally complement the XL2 system for unattended noise monitoring.  ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • Humidity and Condensation in Puerto Rican Properties can Create Mold & Dust Mite Problems

    Although the weather can vary greatly in different parts of the islands of Puerto Rico, many regions experience high relative humidity levels on a regular basis.  According to WeatherSpark, the relative humidity levels recorded at the international airport in San Juan typically range between 57% and 92%.   High humidity levels mean there is significant ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

    AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and research in air quality and emissions monitoring, AQE ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • World`s First Wireless Multi-Threat Monitors Deliver Life-Saving, All-in-One Protection From Toxic and Combustible Gases, and Radiation

    RAE Systems Inc. today introduced the world's first wireless portable multi-threat monitors that reliably give safety professionals unprecedented visibility and control of chemical and radiation threat data. The new family of life-saving monitors combines industry-first wireless functionality with best-in-class detection capabilities for anytime, anywhere access to toxic and combustible gases, ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

  • Play the percentages game!

    With budgets under pressure everywhere, the good news is that Casella is offering customers an incentive to upgrade their monitoring instrumentation. An old-for-new replacement scheme can save users up to 30% on new replacements, plus the company is offering a 50% reduction on its Microdust to encourage SHE professionals to work with real-time dust data. Real time dust monitoring allows you to ...


    By Casella

  • Ashtead Technology & TSI announce date for Air Quality Workshop

    The instrumentation specialists Ashtead Technology and TSI will co-host a technical workshop on Dust and Air Quality Monitoring. The free-to-attend event will take place on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at TSI’s UK headquarters in High Wycombe. Ashtead’s Josh Thomas says: “This is a training event, designed to provide anyone with a professional interest in air quality with an ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Sawdust Ignites Causing a Large Fire at a Manufacturing Plant

    Recently, a three-story warehouse in Enfield, Connecticut burst into flames. Fire investigators have determined that sawdust was likely ignited by a piece of hot metal which made its way to the dust house at the manufacturing plant.   Wood dust is a common product and byproduct of many manufacturing processes across the nation.  Wood dust is easily ignited when it becomes airborne and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Back, by popular demand....Casella’s own instrument scrappage scheme

    Not to be outdone by the success of the government’s car and boiler scrappage schemes, Casella CEL is proud to announce the return of its own extremely popular new-for-old replacement scheme for monitoring instruments. The company is urging health and safety professionals to trade in their old monitoring devices from any manufacturer, in whatever condition. In return, they will receive a ...


    By Casella

  • Enviro Technology Expands Analyser Service Business by Strategic Acquisition

    Air Pollution Monitoring Specialists, ENVIRO TECHNOLOGY SERVICES PLC (ET) has completed an agreement with IDEAL INDUSTRIES LTD (owners of CASELLA MONITOR), to acquire CASELLA MONITOR’s UK service and maintenance business relating to reference method gas analysers for air quality monitoring. IDEAL INDUSTRIES LTD through the on-going CASELLA business has chosen to focus its efforts on its ...

  • BOHS membership underpins instrumentation service

    Instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology has joined the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), in order to ensure that its staff are kept abreast of the latest developments in occupational safety. Branch Manager Alan Hasson says: “Our customers expect us to be able to offer advice on the most appropriate test and monitoring instruments for every job and BOHS membership will ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Casella joins forces with RAE systems

    Casella CEL has signed a new distributorship agreement for RAE Systems world-renowned gas detection monitors, so expanding its extensive portfolio of innovative workplace noise, dust and vapours monitoring equipment. RAEs products perfectly complement Casella CELs wide-ranging expertise in the field of gas detection with a full range of portable gas detectors for personal monitoring of toxic and ...


    By Casella

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