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  • Protecting Puerto Rico’s Workers from Exposure to Ototoxicants and Other Hazardous Substances

    In March of this year, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure.    The advisory bulletin shared information about protecting workers from exposure to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Chemical Exposure Risks and Utilizing Safety Data Sheets in Workplaces across Puerto Rico

    The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was revised in 2012 to require chemical manufacturers, distributors or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), to communicate the dangers of hazardous chemical products.   Beginning in June of 2015, the HCS required that Safety Data Sheets be presented in a consistent ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Significant amount of plastic based tapes could be replaced by fiber-based tapes

    In general, tapes can be divided into three types. Plastic-based packaging tape (BOPP), which has over 60% share of the tape market. BOPP is commonly used is carton sealing e.g. when a webstore sends you a carton they seal it with BOPP. Fiber-based tapes are the second largest with some 10% market share. The best-known application of fiber-based tapes is masking tape. Globally ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Tracking Ocean Salinity from Space using Colour

    Ocean colour could serve as a reliable proxy for salinity, opening the door for more frequent and detailed measurements. (Copyright: Dr. Md. Sufian Idris) ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • DBP Mayet opts for proven wastewater treatment system with VACUDEST technology for its new factory workshop

    “If it works, work with it; if it doesn’t, change it!” This was the motto under which the French firm DBP Holding operated when it decided on a proven wastewater treatment system with VACUDEST technology for its new factory workshop. Following over 15 years of positive experience with two existing VACUDEST system installations, a new VACUDEST L 4500 is now processing acidic ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Efficient wastewater treatment for efficient engines

    Kompressorenbau Bannewitz GmbH (KBB) has decided that it will no longer have wastewater from its various processes collected by a waste management company. Instead, the Saxon company has opted to deploy a VACUDEST vacuum distillation system from H2O GmbH. The resulting annual savings amount to €40,000. What impression has the new system for zero liquid discharge production left at KBB GmbH? ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • H2O GmbH is a partner of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative

    We are Alliance Member of the Sustainability Initiative Blue Competence. Blue Competence is an initiative of the VDMA for promoting and communication of sustainable solutions for the Mechanical Engineering Industry. By using the trademark “Blue ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Fears over pesticide exposure in the month of conception

    New research reveals that babies conceived in the spring and summer are more likely than others to be born with birth defects. One possible cause is the levels of pesticides in surface water happen to peak at the same time. The study, published in the US medical journal Acta Pædiatrica links the increasing number of birth defects in children of women whose last menstrual period occurred in April ...

  • Oregon Guard Soldiers Sue Military Contractor over Hexavalent Chromium Exposure

    LA Testing provides hexavalent chromium and other metal testing services to keep soldiers and industrial workers safe from the cancer causing materials. Garden Grove, CA, September 20th, 2010 Last month a federal judge ruled a lawsuit by some veterans of the Oregon Army National Guard could proceed against a major contractor from the war in Iraq.  The veterans ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA awards over $200,000 to the Oklahoma department of labor to reduce exposure to asbestos

    A grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will assist in reducing asbestos exposure in schools and state buildings in Oklahoma. The grant for $234,713, given to the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL), will be used for inspections and encouraging compliance with the Asbestos in Schools Program which is designed to protect the health of school children and other occupants as well as ...

  • EPA Awards the State of Oklahoma Over $240,000 to Reduce Exposure to Asbestos in Schools and State Buildings

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Oklahoma Department of Labor $242,322 to help reduce exposure to asbestos in schools and state buildings through compliance monitoring. The funds will be used by the ODOL to complete audit inspections in local schools during the upcoming school year. Asbestos inspections are a traditional method of encouraging compliance with the Asbestos in ...

  • IFAT is over

    Stunning experience. A very successful week, a lot of contacts and new customers from all over the world! Many thanks to all of you. Next appointments: RWM Birmingham, Ecomondo Rimini and Pollutec Lyon. Keep following ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Country management for exposure limits

    The country management is a new parameter introduced in EuSHEET to allow you to associate a country to every specific limit, included in the table in section 8, and to print the safety data sheet which contains only the limits related to the selected country. Country management activation It is possible to enable the country management by entering the menu Utilities → ...


    By Selerant srl

  • The fundamentals of REACH exposure scenarios

    Exposure scenarios constitute the tool to certify adequate control over substances and make sure they do not pose any risks to human beings or the environment. This is how you make sure they are valid for compliance with REACH. Exposure scenarios are required as an annex to safety data sheets. Substance manufacturers or importers of more than one tonne per year need to compile a technical ...


  • The Comet Assay and Occupational Exposure

    The Comet assay is being used with increasing popularity in biomonitoring studies to determine the level of DNA damage in workers exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals and radiation. The assay is an ideal biomarker for such investigations due to its sensitivity and reliability in detecting DNA damage and repair. A large number of research groups are utilising our ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

  • Exposure Control Plans

    EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require employers to ensure that workers are not exposed to a substance that exceeds the limits as prescribed by the American Conference Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). If you operate in BC, you are required to identify potential health risks and ...


  • Managing exposure to nanoparticles in the workplace

    It is estimated that approximately 2 million workers will be employed in nanotechnology industries worldwide in the next fifteen years. A new study reviews an existing framework of occupational risk management and describes possible methods for controlling exposure to nanomaterials in workplaces. The manufacture and use of nanomaterials is increasing. Although this is creating more jobs, those ...

  • Mesothelioma and the hazards of asbestos exposure

    As a result of the recently declared Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, asbestos awareness has been on the rise. Considering the presence of asbestos-containing materials in older homes and buildings, and the fact that asbestos is not banned in the United States, public health officials advise citizens to educate themselves on the risks of ...


  • Podcast: The Fight Over Fracking

    The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), in partnership with CH2M, is pleased to announce the newest episode of COGA’s “What Turns You On?“ podcast series – The Fight over Fracking. In this episode of the COGA Energy Podcast, best-selling author and Managing Director of Lime Rock Partners, Gary Sernovitz, comes to us live from the 2016 Rocky Mountain Energy ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

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