occupational hygiene study News

  • 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

  • NIH-Funded Study Finds Link between Parkinson’s Disease and Occupational Chemical Exposure to TCE and PERC

    A recent study demonstrated that repeated occupational exposure to certain chemicals increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease, which is a neurological disorder that can cause tremors, stiffness, and impaired movement. Symptoms may worsen to the point where everyday living becomes difficult.   According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) press release, the study examined the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Identifying occupational exposure risks to particulate matter in New York

    Throughout New York and the tri-state area there are countless workers in numerous occupations that are exposed to elevated levels of particulate matter, also known as PM. Some particulate matter, such as dust, dirt, soot, or smoke, is large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. Others are so small they can only be detected using an electron microscope. ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Study Links Exposure to Cadmium & Lead to Hearing Loss

    A study, recently published inEnvironmental Health Perspectives,of over 3,500 U.S. adults looked at the relationship between exposure to lead and cadmium and hearing loss. The participants were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and each was given a hearing exam and their blood was tested for lead and cadmium.   Researchers found that people with higher levels of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • ChemRisk Study Confirms Formaldehyde Exposure from Hair-Smoothing Products

    ChemRisk LLC published the first independent study (http://oeh.informaworld.com/soeh/content~db=all~content=a942151618~frm=titlelink ) confirming that airborne formaldehyde levels associated with some keratin-based hair-smoothing treatments may exceed certain ...


    By ChemRisk®

  • Study by Leading Scientific Consulting Firm Finds No Evidence of Health Dangers for Gulf Coast Cleanup Workers

    A detailed analysis of air quality samples taken in the Gulf of Mexico in the weeks and months following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year finds no evidence that off-shore cleanup workers there faced health risks from exposure to certain volatile organic chemicals, including benzene. The independent study, undertaken by ChemRisk, a leading scientific consulting ...


    By ChemRisk®

  • Available Resources & References to Prepare for the CIH® Exam

    One of the most frequently asked questions from those who are considering pursuing the Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) credential or preparing for the examination is what resources and references have Diplomats found useful in the past?  This information can be extremely beneficial before taking the 5 1/2 hour written exam which consists of 200 multiple choice ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ISO Standard Provides Overview of Frameworks for Developing OELs and OEBs for NOAAs

    On November 21, 2016, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released ISO/TR 18637:2016, “Nanotechnologies — Overview of available frameworks for the development of occupational exposure limits and bands for nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAAs).” ISO notes that occupational exposure limits (OEL) are generally substance-specific. In some ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The National Academies Confirm Formaldehyde as a Known Human Carcinogen

    Earlier this month, the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued its assessment of formaldehyde’s ability to cause cancer.  In the report, the council upheld the listing of formaldehyde as “known to be a human carcinogen” from the National Toxicology Program’s 12th Report on Carcinogens ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ABIH® Elects New Chair and Board of Director Members

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® is pleased to announce that Susan Ripple, CIH, has been selected as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Ripple has served on the Board since 2012.  She spent more than 29 years at The Dow Chemical Company where she ultimately was Manager for the Industrial Hygiene Expertise Center before opening her own industrial hygiene consulting ...

  • OSHA names new director of its Standards and Guidance Directorate

    Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels has appointed Bill Perry as the new director of the agency's Directorate of Standards and Guidance, effective Aug. 24, 2014. Perry most recently served as deputy director in the Directorate of Standards and Guidance. In his new role, Perry is responsible for directing technical analysis and scientific research to ...

  • ABIH® Elects New Chair, Vice Chair and Several Board of Director Members

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® is pleased to announce the start of David C. Roskelley’s term as Chair of the ABIH Board of Directors following one year of service as Vice Chair.  The ABIH Board also elected a new Vice Chair and three new Board members during its October meeting.  David C. Roskelley, MSPH, CIH, CSP is a principal and founding ...

  • NIOSH Posts AIHA Fact Sheet on PPE for Engineered Nanoparticles

    Earlier this month the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a fact sheet sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Nanotechnology Working Group entitled Personal Protective Equipment for Engineered Nanoparticles. The fact sheet defines engineered nanoparticles as ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Health and Safety Course Schedule for 2012 Announced by Affygility Solutions

    Affygility Solutions is pleased to announce the release its 2012 occupational health and safety course schedule. "In response to customer demand, Affygility Solutions has expanded its occupational health and safety webinar offering for 2012," states Dean Calhoun, CIH, President and CEO of Affygility Solutions. "In addition to our ...


    By Affygility Solutions

  • The Value of Certification Shared by Certified Industrial Hygienists

    Over the past several years, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® has been sharing stories from Certified Industrial Hygienists about what being certified has meant to their careers and personal development.  CIHs from across the globe have submitted their experiences to ABIH® and many of their stories can be read online at the ABIH® website. ...

  • Protecting Workers and the Public from Lead Poisoning Exposure Risks

    This summer, the Portland Press Herald published a series of articles entitled, “Federal law to prevent lead poisoning goes largely unenforced.”  The article discusses the 2010 Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule that is meant to protect the public and workers from lead and lead dust hazards associated with activities dealing with lead-based paints.  The ...

  • Asbestos Exposure Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease

    As a health risk, asbestos is most commonly linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis, as well as a handful of other respiratory issues. However, a recent study published by Britain’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has also linked asbestos exposure to an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease due to its inflammatory properties. The study included ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Protecting Workers from Hearing Lose Due to Excessive Noise Levels

    Worker exposure to environmental noise is sometimes difficult to avoid. However, understanding noise levels employees are exposed to is not difficult. The most significant effect of high noise levels is permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss and the degree of loss are directly related to the total energy impacting the ears. Often, the total energy at a noise source cannot be changed. In these ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • New sensor capabilities for AQM Series

    Particles Plus revealed their new PID and NDIR environmental sensors, enhancing performance for their line of Air Quality Monitors. While previous versions performed to specification, the new sensors bring their environmental monitoring to a new level of accuracy and repeatability. The enhanced sensor for CO2 employs a sophisticated non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) detector that, coupled with free ...


    By Particles Plus, Inc.

  • TVOC Sensor Boosts AQM Performance

    Particles Plus revealed their new PID and NDIR environmental sensors, enhancing performance for their line of Air Quality Monitors. While previous versions performed to specification, the new sensors bring their environmental monitoring to a new level of accuracy and repeatability. The enhanced sensor for CO2 employs a sophisticated non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) detector that, coupled with free ...


    By Particles Plus, Inc.

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