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  • Country management for exposure limits

    The country management is a new parameter introduced in EuSHEET to allow you to associate a country to every specific limit, included in the table in section 8, and to print the safety data sheet which contains only the limits related to the selected country. Country management activation It is possible to enable the country management by entering the menu Utilities → ...


    By Selerant srl

  • New Occupational Exposure Limits Set for Peracetic Acid

    Can You Ignore the Dangers of Peracetic Acid? The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Board of Directors has approved the new 2014 occupational exposure limits, including a new Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL) for Peracetic Acid (PAA). Pressure groups have demanded investigations to study the severe health effects of exposure to PAA in the workplace. ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • NCEC offer free online carriage, supply and exposure limits legislation application

    NCEC, the UK’s national response unit for chemical emergencies and part of energy and climate change consultancy, AEA, is giving free access to its online application for Carriage, Supply and Exposure Limits legislation (CSE).CSE is a simple-to-use web application making interpretation of legislative codes easier. By simply hovering the mouse over a code a pop-up will explain what this code ...

  • OSHA launches national dialogue on hazardous chemical exposures and permissible exposure limits in the workplace

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. The first stage of this dialogue is a request for information on the management of hazardous chemical ...

  • Exposure Control Plans

    EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require employers to ensure that workers are not exposed to a substance that exceeds the limits as prescribed by the American Conference Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). If you operate in BC, you are required to identify potential health risks and ...


  • Managing exposure to nanoparticles in the workplace

    It is estimated that approximately 2 million workers will be employed in nanotechnology industries worldwide in the next fifteen years. A new study reviews an existing framework of occupational risk management and describes possible methods for controlling exposure to nanomaterials in workplaces. The manufacture and use of nanomaterials is increasing. Although this is creating more jobs, those ...

  • EPA to take action on chemicals used in dyes, flame retardants, and industrial detergents efforts to limit exposure and reduce harm to people

    As part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s commitment to strengthen and reform chemical management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released action plans today to address the potential health risks of benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and nonylphenol (NP)/nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). The chemicals are widely used in both consumer and industrial applications, ...

  • EU to limit health risks from exposure to noise from personal music players

    Consumers will benefit from new default settings on personal music players set at safe exposure levels, as well clear warnings on the adverse effects of excessive exposure to high sound levels, following a decision by the European Commission this week. In October 2008, the EU Scientific Committee SCENIHR 1 , warned that listening to personal music players at a high volume over a sustained period ...


    By European Commission

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Fiberdome Inc. agrees to limit employee exposure to styrene, accept general duty clause citation issued by OSHA at Lake Mills, Wis., fiberglass plant.

    Fiberdome Inc. has agreed to limit employee exposure to styrene, pay a $2,000 penalty and accept a general duty clause citation under the Occupational Safety and Health Act alleging that an employee was exposed to styrene over the industry agreed-upon level. The agreement resolves all outstanding citations issued to Fiberdome in September 2013 by the U.S. ...

  • OSHA Announces a New Proposed Rule on Beryllium Exposure

    On Jan. 9, OSHA issued a final rule that established new protections for workers who are exposed to beryllium in general industry, construction and shipyards. Beryllium is a lightweight metal used primarily in specialty alloys and beryllium oxide ceramics. It also is present as a trace material ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • OSHA warns that worker exposure standards are out-of-date

    Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a news release that stated, “While many chemicals are suspected of being harmful, OSHA's exposure standards are out-of-date and inadequately protective for the small number of chemicals that are regulated in the workplace.” In response, OSHA has created a toolkit to identify safer chemicals that can be used ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Rail Equipment Manufacturer Cited In Chemical Exposure Violation

    A Steuben County-based rail manufacturing and repair facility in Hornell, NY, Alstom Transportation Inc., was recently cited with seventeen violations totaling $105,000, following an inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Among those seventeen citations were four chemical exposure violations ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Preventing Occupational and Community Exposure Risks to Hexavalent Chromium

    Recently, the chemical pollutant made famous in the “Erin Brockovich” movie once again made national headlines. A report released by the Environmental Working Group found what the non-profit organization believes to be potentially dangerous levels of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in the tap water of some 218 million Americans.  Hexavalent chromium is a toxic form of the ...

  • Phosgene testing recommended to prevent worker exposure

    EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions to ensure safe work environments across many industries. Phosgene is a colorless gas that is used as an industrial reagent and building block in organic synthesis in numerous manufacturing processes. Small amounts of phosgene also occur naturally from the breakdown and combustion of chlorinated compounds and chlorine containing organic compounds. It is a ...


  • 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 ...

  • Type 2 diabetes may be linked to pesticide exposure

    Cambridge University scientists are advocating more research into the possible links between environmental pollution and type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. At least 171 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, according to estimates by the World Health Organization. In today's edition of the British medical journal 'Lancet,' Drs. Oliver Jones and Julian Griffin highlight ...

  • Brief smog exposure linked to premature death

    Exposures of less than 24 hours to current levels of ground-level ozone in many areas are likely to contribute to premature deaths, finds a new US National Research Council report. Ozone, a key component of smog, can cause respiratory problems and other health effects. In addition, evidence of a relationship between exposures of less than 24 hours and mortality has been mounting, but ...

  • Impact of mercury exposure from chlor-alkali plants

    An EU project, EMECAP1, has investigated levels of mercury exposure to populations living near chlor-alkali plants and the impact on human health. It found that the overall health risk was low, but was higher for some workers at the plants and for those who consumed contaminated fish or had mercury dental fillings. Mercury is a natural element but human activities, such as mining and ...

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