occupational hygiene News

  • Occupational Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico to Microbial Hazards in Metalworking Fluids

    In Puerto Rico and throughout the United States, over one million workers are employed in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  Many of these workers utilize metalworking fluids (MWFs) and could potentially be exposed to microbial hazards in these liquids and in the air they breathe. MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction, and to remove ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Chlorine in Puerto Rico

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that chlorine is one of the most commonly manufactured chemicals in the United States. It is also an element that is widely used in industry in the production of thousands of manufactured items and can be found in some household products.   Chlorine is used in drinking water and swimming pools to kill ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to 1-Bromopropane

    In March of this year, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment and peer review a draft risk assessment for 1-Bromopropane (1-BP). The draft assessment of 1-Bromopropane, also known as n-propyl bromide, was conducted as part of EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Work Plan assessment effort. According to the EPA, 1-BP showed acute ...

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