occupational hygiene News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Copper Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses potential health concerns due to occupational and environmental exposures to high levels of copper.  “Society has utilized copper to its benefit for thousands of years,” said Paul ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Occupational and Indoor Methane Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico

    Methane is a colorless, odorless and extremely flammable gas. In its gas form, it is an asphyxiant that in high concentrations may displace a person’s oxygen supply, especially in confined spaces. Decreased oxygen can cause suffocation and loss of consciousness. Exposure can also cause headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting and loss of coordination. ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Nanomaterials and Occupational Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses occupational exposure concerns to nanomaterials.  “Nanomaterials have been manufactured, synthesized or manipulated to have a size with at least one dimension in the range of approximately 1 to 100 ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The Business Case for Occupational Health and Safety Programs

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), it has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers' compensation costs. The 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index recently reported that the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries alone cost almost $62 billion annually from direct U.S. workers’ compensation costs. ...

  • CIH Certification - The Mark of Industrial Hygiene Professionalism

    For people who enter the industrial hygiene profession, being recognized as one of the best in their field is a goal many hope to attain.  For many, a key component of this recognition involves earning their CIH certification.   The Certified Industrial Hygienist program is rigorous and achieved by only the best industrial ...

  • Industrial Hygiene Professionals Encouraged to apply to the CIH Program

    Few professional certifications have the global reach and career enhancing value for professionals involved with industrial hygiene as the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) program. People in decision making and leadership roles depend upon the ABIH’s CIH certification as one important factor to ascertain the most competent person for critical positions involving industrial hygiene ...

  • 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 ...

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