occupational health monitoring News

  • Workshop focuses on dust protection and monitoring

    Ashtead Technology, TSI and the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) recently collaborated to deliver a workshop focusing on the environmental and safety hazards presented by dust and other particulate matter. Alan Hasson and Josh Thomas from Ashtead Technology provided an overview of the justification for dust monitoring in the workplace, and Nicholas Baxter from HSL described the requirements ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • New beryllium reference material for occupational safety monitoring

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with private industry and other government agencies, have produced a new reference material for beryllium. Beryllium, an exotic metal used as a hardener in high-performance alloys and ceramics, can cause berylliosis—a chronic, incurable and sometimes fatal illness. The new reference material is expected to ...

  • Occupational Health & Safety Professional Helps Prevent Worker Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium

    Many workers are exposed to hexavalent chromium in the work environment.    Hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium VI, is a toxic form of the element chromium. These compounds are man-made and widely used in many different industries.   Hexavalent chromium compounds are used as chromate pigments in dyes, paints, inks, and plastics.  They may be added as anticorrosive ...

  • Cirrus Research & Occupational Health Dynamics announce sole distribution partnership for the USA

    Cirrus Research has partnered with Occupational Health Dynamics (OHD) as its sole distributor for the whole of the U.S . OHD began life serving the occupational health care market in the Southeastern United States and historically has provided top-quality equipment and services to occupational health care providers. These products range from vision and hearing to OHD ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Methane

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a total of $13 million that will be awarded to twelve, multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure. Methane is not only a primary component of natural gas, it is also a major greenhouse gas, which is a potential ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Shawcity Seminar 1: Occupational Dust Monitoring, RCS and Diesel Fume.

    Wednesday 22nd June saw the first of the 2016 seminars hosted by Shawcity, which offer an independent focus on key issues facing those who work in occupational hygiene, environmental monitoring and health and safety. The event, held at Wrag Barn Golf and Country Club, Highworth, focused on occupational dust monitoring, RCS and diesel fume. Shawcity welcomed over 40 delegates on the day ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Casella to showcase new occupational hygiene monitoring solutions at IOHA 2015

    Casella will be presenting its new, next generation noise, dust and vibration monitoring solutions at the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) Conference in London on 25-30 April 2015. Designed to simplify ...


    By Casella

  • EU-OSHA showcases new research, tools and resources at the world’s largest event on occupational safety and health

    The Agency will host a symposium on preventing psychosocial risks, based on its 2014–15 Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign. It will also use its place at the trade fair, which will unite over 4000 occupational safety and health (OSH) experts from around the world, to officially launch ...

  • 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

  • Casella continues to lead the way in occupational dust measurement

    The brand new CEL-712 Microdust Pro from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100) is a rugged, hand-held, data logging instrument for the real-time detection of airborne dusts, fumes and aerosols. Boasting the highest measurement range of any device of its kind currently available on the market, it features a unique filter that enables on-site ...


    By Casella

  • 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 ...

  • New! N2O analysers for patient & occupational H&S

    Accuracy is essential for occupational N2O exposure checks and piped medical gas verification. The new Geotech G200 range of N2O analysers measure N2O at 0-1000ppm or at 0-100 percent with accuracy, speed and ease-of-use. With options for CO2, O2 and CO, the G200 range can assist anaesthetists and consultants in operating theatres, midwifery, dental surgeries, X-ray departments, hospital waiting ...


    By Geotech

  • New Cases of Occupational Asthma can often be Prevented

    Occupational asthma, also known as work-related asthma, impacts workers’ quality of life and reduces their productivity.  It is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States and the condition increases costs to employees, families, businesses and even taxpayers.   According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...


    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.

  • 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 ...

  • Occupational and Residential Wood Smoke Exposure Concerns

    During the cold winter months, many people burn wood in their homes for heat and ambience. While this can provide for an economical way to heat a home, some people could be exposed to wood smoke in the air they breathe. Workers in some occupations may also be exposed to wood smoke on a daily basis.   The smell of burning wood is pleasant to some people, but even though wood is a natural ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Preventing Occupational and Community Exposure Risks to Cadmium

    Cadmium is a naturally occurring element found in the earth’s crust and is an important metal in the production of nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) rechargeable batteries. It is also used as a sacrificial corrosion-protection coating for iron and steel, and is used in various alloys, solar cells, plastic stabilizers and pigments.  According to an Occupational Safety and Health ...

  • A Guide to Occupational Noise Measurement Terminology [Free eBook]

    The most advanced sound level meters can measure more than 100 different noise parameters at the same time. Each parameter can tell you something different the occupational noise you’re measuring. How do you remember what all this noise terminology means and what it does? In our new eBook, A Guide ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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