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  • IX Brazilian Congress of Occupational Hygiene 2015

    Analytics Corporation is pleased to announce we'll be at the upcoming conference for ABHO.org.br. The Brazilian Association of Occupational Hygienists(ABHO) is organizing the "IX Brazilian Congress of Occupational Hygiene" and the "XXII Brazilian Meeting of Occupational Hygienists" and "Fair of Products and  ...


    By Analytics Corporation

  • BOHS - British Occupational Hygiene Society Show

    BOHS - British Occupational Hygiene Society Show   This year Shawcity will be exhibiting at BOHS on stand 5.   On show will be our range of monitoring instrumentation, including the new ToxiRAE Pro and PhoCheck Tiger.   You can ask the team anything you need to know about the monitors and about the application itself.   There will ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Shawcity attends the BOHS annual Occupational Hygiene Conference, Glasgow

    The most prestigious event in the BOHS calendar, their annual Occupational Hygiene Conference, is the leading conference in the field of worker health protection in the UK, attracting around 400 UK and international delegates.  Shawcity have been key exhibitors at the conference for many years and this year was no different with the team heading to the Glasgow Hilton Hotel to exhibit on the ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Core Competencies in the Practice of Industrial & Occupational Hygiene Discussed in New Document

    Recently, it was announced that a joint effort document from the Academy of Industrial Hygiene, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) had been released. The document, “Core Competencies for the Practice of Industrial/Occupational Hygiene,” discusses 17 core ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • Occupational Hygiene 2012 - Enviro Technology set to showcase indoor air quality monitoring systems

    Enviro Technology, one of the UK’s leading air quality monitoring specialists will be showcasing their ground breaking systems at Occupational Hygiene 2012, the UK’s leading international scientific conference and exhibition for those involved in occupational and environmental hygiene on 24-26 April at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff. With growing worldwide concern about ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Occupational Allergens Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses a wide range of occupational allergens that workers may be exposed to while at the office, factory floor or jobsite. “There are numerous known occupational allergens that employees can be exposed to in the work ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • National Radon Action Month and Occupational Exposure Risks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that has been found in buildings across the globe. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air people breathe. Exposure to elevated levels of radon over time may increase a person’s risk of ...

  • Residential and Occupational Exposure Risks to Solvents in Puerto Rico

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), millions of workers in the United States are exposed to solvents on a daily basis. The agency goes on to state that solvents share many chemical, physical and biological properties that warrant national attention be directed to them as a group. In addition, many solvent groups or individual substances have special properties ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Occupational Asthma Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses occupational asthma and how airborne contaminants in the work environment can be a factor in the condition.    Occupational asthma, also referred to as work-related asthma, is the most common ...


    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 ...

  • Occupational Hazards due to Exposures to Welding Fumes and Gases

    More than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries are exposed to a unique combination of both safety and health risks according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These workers are involved with the potentially hazardous activities of welding, cutting and brazing.  OSHA reports the risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Methylene Chloride

    Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane, is a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the chemical compound is used in various industrial processes, in numerous industries. These include paint stripping, pharmaceutical manufacturing, paint remover manufacturing, and metal cleaning and degreasing. ...

  • Hygieneering, Inc. Wins Contract with US Oil Refinery

    Hygieneering, Inc. an ISNetworld approved environmental, health and safety consulting firm was chosen by a US oil refinery operation to provide environmental, health and safety field support services. Hygieneering, Inc. will provide occupational, health and safety consulting services to support ongoing refinery operations. Hygieneering provides safety consulting, environmental consulting, testing ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Solvents and Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure Risks

    Several years ago, a study published in Neurology by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues focused new attention on occupational exposures to solvents. The study examined data from over 2,100 retired male utility workers from the French national utility company and assessed their lifetime exposures to fumes from a broad range of solvents.  Researchers ...

  • Asthma Awareness Month and Mitigating Occupational Asthma Triggers

    The entire month of May has been designated as Asthma Awareness Month and May 2nd was World Asthma Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that between 100 and 150 million people across the globe have asthma. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that over 24 million people have the lung disease and 9 people die from it each day. The agency ...

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