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  • NIOSH test accuracy of the Formaldemeter htv

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently carried out studies upon the PPM Technology Formaldemeter™ htV and another leading direct-reading formaldehyde monitor and compared the two instruments with the fully evaluated NIOSH 2016 (NIOSH 2003). The null hypothesis for the study was that the mean ...


    By PPM Technology

  • NIOSH Publishes Nanotechnology Research and Guidance Strategic Plan

    On December 20, 2013, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a document entitled Protecting the Nanotechnology Workforce: NIOSH Nanotechnology Research and Guidance Strategic Plan, 2013-2016. NIOSH describes the document as “the roadmap being used to advance basic understanding of the toxicology and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • RAND Corporation Assesses NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a RAND Corporation (RAND) report entitled Nanomaterial Safety in the Workplace: Pilot Project for Assessing the Impact of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center. In August 2014, NIOSH asked RAND to help develop and apply a method for assessing its Nanotechnology ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The XC-60 console by Apex Instruments is affordable and effective

    The XC-60 console is a small and lightweight unit designed with affordability in mind.  At less than 22 pounds, you can take it with you anywhere you go with ease.  The XC-60 comes in 4 flow rate configurations to meet requirements for many US EPA applications, NIOSH methods, Mold Testing, Asbestos Testing, and more. Features of the XC-60 are: Durable UHMW Polyethylene Case with ...


    By Apex Instruments, Inc.

  • ASTM International Committee on Air Quality Honors Dr. Kevin Ashley With Moyer D. Thomas Award

    ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality has presented the Moyer D. Thomas Award to Kevin Ashley, Ph.D., senior research chemist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Ashley was honored for his outstanding contributions to the standardization of the sampling and analysis of atmospheres. A member ...


    By ASTM International

  • We’re hearing work-related noise issues, loud and clear

    While awareness of how exposure to harmful dust in the workplace is on the increase, as are the methods for effectively monitoring this, the ongoing problem of noise induced hearing loss, as the global number one preventable occupational disease cannot be ignored. According to a recent article issued by North America’s National Institute of Occupational Health and safety (NIOSH) hearing ...


    By Casella

  • ASTM D7201 - 06(2011) standard practice for sampling and counting airborne fibers, including asbestos fibers, in the workplace, by phase contrast microscopy (with an Option of Transmission Electron Microscopy)

    Users of this practice must determine for themselves whether the practices described meet the requirements of local or national authorities regulating asbestos or other fibrous hazards. Variations of this practice have been described by the Asbestos Research Council in Great Britain (8), the Asbestos International Association (AIA) RTM 1 (9), NIOSH 7400, OSHA (Reference Method ID 160), and ISO ...


    By ASTM International

  • Lack of workplace controls for Silica causes concerns and citations

    Recently the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed penalties of over $100,000 to a steel casting company for alleged serious and repeated workplace violations. These violations included overexposures to airborne silica and a failure to implement engineering or administrative controls for silica overexposures.Silica is a naturally occurring ...


  • ASTM D5337 - 11 Standard Practice for Flow Rate for Calibration of Personal Sampling Pumps

    Most occupational exposure assessment methods require the use of personal sampling pumps to collect air samples at typical workplace sampling rates, with sampling volumes specified by (a) particular procedure(s). The precision and bias of these methods are directly affected by the precision and bias of the pumps used to measure the air ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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.

  • OSHA Announces New Proposed Rule to Protect Workers from Crystalline Silica

    Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed rule to lower worker exposure to crystalline silica.  When implemented, the new rule is aimed at lowering lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in the American workforce. The public has 90 days to submit written ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL’s Ohio Microbiology and Asbestos Testing Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditations

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our Cincinnati laboratory has been awarded accreditations through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The Cincinnati, Ohio laboratory is now AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP accredited in addition to being NVLAP accredited for asbestos PLM analysis. Through the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), EMSL Analytical is now ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • PCBTestingLab.com Launched by EMSL Analytical

    Polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly known as PCBs, are man-made toxic chemicals that persist in the environment and can bioaccumulate in living organisms. PCBs were manufactured in the United States up until the late 1970s when their manufacture was banned due to health and environmental concerns. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), studies have shown that PCBs ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Concludes Pesticides Containing Endosulfan Present Risks that Outweigh Benefits

    EMSL Analytical offers pesticide testing solutions for government agencies, industry and the general public to ensure public safety and environmental stewardship. Cinnaminson, NJ. In June of this year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an Endosulfan Action Plan to begin the termination of its use in the United States.  Endosulfan is an organochlorine insecticide ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM D6804 - 02(2011) standard guide for hand hole design in corrugated boxes

    It may be desirable at times to provide hand holes in corrugated boxes. Package designers use hand holes to solve ergonomic and handling problems associated with large or awkward containers. This guide provides an aid for proper hand hole design and use. ...


    By ASTM International

  • New MSDS authoring tool provides GHS compliant documents

    SiteHawk announces the release of SiteHawk (M)SDS Engineer 2.0, which delivers enhanced tools to assist in authoring GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). As countries and agencies around the world adopt the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), re-authoring of documents to meet the GHS requirements has become a necessity. SiteHawk (M)SDS Engineer 2.0 comes preloaded with standard GHS phrases, ...


    By SiteHawk

  • BTEX contamination of soil and water

    BTEX is an acronym for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene. They are all volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in petroleum hydrocarbons. Contamination of soil and groundwater from BTEX has occurred at petroleum and natural gas production areas, gas stations and areas with underground and above-ground storage tanks of petroleum products. The compounds are also produced in large scale by ...


  • EMLab P&K’s Phoenix Lab Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for PCM Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its environmental microbiology lab in Phoenix, Arizona by the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Program® (AIHA-LAP), LLC for PCM asbestos analysis (IHLAP # 102297). Clients are now able to send asbestos ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Benzene Levels in Denver Waterway Are 400 Times Drinking Water Standards

    The U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) is trying to prevent benzene-contaminated water in Sand Creek from flowing into South Platte River, a major source of drinking and agricultural water for northeastern Colorado.   Benzene is so toxic that even tiny amounts are considered dangerous; therefore, the EPA has set a national standard for the compound’s concentration in drinking water of 5 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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