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  • Portable Workplace Detector for Trace Toxic Chemicals

    ENMET's new mGC (mini Gas Chromatograph) chemical specific portable instrument is designed to detect threat chemicals below the OSHA permissible exposure limits in the industrial workplace for worker safety. This handheld monitor improves information collected from traditional multi-gas survey instruments by providing details about the chemical composition of the sample. It ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Shreveport Plant Installs Fence-line Monitors to Safeguard Workers and Local Community

    Calumet Shreveport Lubricant and Waxes, L.L.C., plant will expand a fence-line monitoring system to increase awareness of toxic air releases. The crude refinery and petroleum products facility will also pay a civil penalty of $326,000 to settle nine violations of the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) Risk Management Program uncovered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). From Aug. 15-18, ...

  • Nuclear Weapons Program Workers Honored

    Last summer the U.S. Congress officially designated October 30, 2014, as the National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers, to honor more than 700,000 employees who have worked with the nuclear weapons program since World War II. The designation was proposed by Cold War Patriots, the same organization that created and has supported the day of remembrance since 2009. Events for ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Satellites helping aid workers in Honduras

    Humanitarian aid workers responding to devastating flooding in Honduras have received assistance from space, with satellite images of affected areas provided rapidly following activation of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced and 33 lives have been claimed by floods and landslides brought on by a tropical depression that hit ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Workers preparing to enter New Mexico nuke dump

    The U.S. Department of Energy and the operators of the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Monday they are making plans to allow specially trained workers to enter the site for the first time in weeks after more than a dozen employees were exposed to low levels of radiation during a mysterious leak. Officials acknowledge they are ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Johnson Controls Battery Group again fails to monitor workers for lead exposure, faces OSHA penalties of $61K

    Employer name: Johnson Controls Battery Group Inc. Investigation site: 10300 Industrial St., Holland, Ohio Date investigation initiated and what prompted inspection: On Nov. 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated a follow-up inspection at Johnson Controls Battery Group. The wet and dry ...

  • WEEE firm fined for exposing workers to mercury fumes

    A Glasgow-based Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment firm and its director have been fined £145,000 for exposing workers to toxic mercury fumes at its Huddersfield recycling plant. Employees including one who was pregnant, of Electrical Waste Recycling Group, were poisoned when ventilation systems failed at its recycling plant. The firm recycles WEEE including fluorescent light tubes ...

  • Maryland Passes Asbestos Worker Protection Law

    Beginning October 1, 2012, asbestos remediation workers in Maryland will be facing a fine five times larger then the maximum amount currently allowed by law for violating any environmental laws relating to asbestos in the state. Leaders of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) say this new fine, a maximum of $25,000, is setting a standard all states should follow. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Beauty Salons May Expose Workers and Customers to Carcinogens

    Few people who visit a beauty salon realize they may be putting their health at risk.  The Brazilian Blowout, the name given to a controversial hair straightening procedure, has come under the scrutiny of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).   The reason for the concern is the presence of formaldehyde in many of the products used in the procedure.  According to ...


    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 ...

  • We are all Connected...but does it Translate for Workers` Health ?

    “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ― Herman Melville Even back in the 19th century Melville understood that we are all connected and that our actions and responsibilities affect those around us. We hear today of the ...


    By Casella

  • No health risks for nuke dump workers, New Mexico

    Thirteen employees who were exposed to radiation during a leak at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump aren't likely to experience any health effects, federal officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Energy confirmed last week that 13 workers were exposed when radiation leaked from the Waste Isolation Pilot ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hearing loss hazard for call center workers

    Loud machinery, equipment or vehicles have always been considered the main culprits for noise-induced hearing loss, but these are - to a great extent - controlled by rules, regulations and careful monitoring. For years it was believed that being a call centre operator was a low-risk occupation, but personal injury claims by call centre workers are increasing. These include repetitive ...

  • Protecting Workers from Occupational Hearing Loss

    According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million are exposed to chemicals that can damage hearing or balance functions of the ear. An estimated $242 million ...

  • 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 ...

  • Using `body mapping` to flag workers` ill health

    Last month's European Health and Safety Week saw renewed promotion of a technique for flagging up workers' health problems, especially musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), that has been used successfully by trade unions since the mid 1990s. It's a simple, usually pictorial approach that can work particularly well with people whose first language is not English and has the rare distinction of giving ...


    By LexisNexis

  • RAE Systems Posts Educational Resource for Gulf of Mexico Spill Recovery Workers

    Website Provides Information and Phone Numbers to Protect People, Wildlife and Property. SAN JOSE, CA - RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, announced the launch of new web content  to assist the more than 20,000 people deployed in various aspects of the Gulf ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

  • RAE Systems` New AutoRAE 2 Automatic Test and Calibration System Keeps Gas Monitors Accurate, Workers Safe, and Facilities in Compliance

    RAE Systems, the leading provider of connected gas and radiation detection solutions, today announced its new AutoRAE 2 Automatic Test and Calibration System for the MultiRAE family of multi-threat monitors. The new system is an easy-to-use, yet powerful tool that helps organizations keep ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

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