particulate respirator News

  • Respirable Particulates, Airborne Contaminants & Lung Cancer Risks

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).    The CDC states that the most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke. The second ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 3M launches new particulate respirator with nuisance level organic vapour and ozone relief

    Diversified technology company 3M is delighted to announce the launch of its new speciality product, the 9922 FFP2 Particulate Respirator. The latest addition to 3M’s comprehensive range of maintenance free respirators provides comfortable protection against fine dusts and oil and water-based mists. In addition, the 9922 provides relief from nuisance levels (nuisance level refers to airborne ...


  • Workshop focuses on dust protection and monitoring

    Ashtead Technology, TSI and the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) recently collaborated to deliver a workshop focusing on the environmental and safety hazards presented by dust and other particulate matter. Alan Hasson and Josh Thomas from Ashtead Technology provided an overview of the justification for dust monitoring in the workplace, and Nicholas Baxter from HSL described the requirements ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Identifying Respirable Hazards to Protect Workers in Puerto Rico

    Once each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. The list is compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff. Year after year, 1 of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory protection. OSHA reports that an estimated 5 ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Lowering Exposure to Respirable Coal Dust in MSHA Final Rule

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the release of a final rule to lower miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust.  The final rule applies to all underground and surface coal mines and continues the agency’s End Black Lung – Act Now! initiative. According to a MSHA news release, this final rule: ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ABIH® Advocates Respirable Hazard Recognition during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. In the United States and many parts of the world, more people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.  It is also the second most commonly diagnosed form of cancer.  The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be more than 221,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in the United States this year and over 158,000 deaths. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • Air monitoring results for particulate matter, asbestos posted on EPA`s Joplin tornado web page; no health concerns so far

    EPA Region 7 is sharing online the results of its ongoing air monitoring activities within the Joplin, Mo., tornado impact zone. So far, the data from Region 7’s air sampling for asbestos and particulate matter, which began May 28, has not indicated any health-related concerns. As additional data is collected and analyzed, EPA will post those results at www.epa.gov/joplin, which also ...

  • The Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection for Millions of Workers

    In October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. For the last several years, the 4th most cited violation has been associated with respiratory protection.   According to OSHA, an estimated 5 ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Protecting New York and Tri-state Area Workers from Airborne Hazards

    Several months ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. The annual list is compiled each year from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by the agency.   For numerous years in a row, one of top 10 cited violations once ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Unique dust monitors for any application

    The Latest TSI Sidepak Personal Aerosol Monitors Have Been Added To The Ashtead Technology Range Of Particulate Matter (PM) Monitors. “We Were So Impressed With The Unique Features Of These Instruments, That We Immediately Added Them To Both Our Rental And Sales Portfolios,” Says Ashtead’s Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas. “Many Occupational Exposure Applications Are ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Hydrogen Fluoride

    Gaseous hydrogen fluoride is a harsh respiratory irritant; the inhalation of hydrofluoric acid mists causes severe lung damage in exposed workers. A proposed new ASTM standard, WK38734, Test Method for the Determination of Particulate Fluorides and Hydrofluoric Acid Using Filter Sampling and Suppressed Ion Chromatography, will be used to ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA urges residents of Joplin, Mo., to keep Tornado debris segregated into categories as curbside pickup continues

    As the process of recovering from the May 22 tornado nears the end of its eighth week, EPA Region 7 is urging residents and cleanup crews to keep residential storm debris segregated into six categories to speed curbside collection efforts. Under one of its emergency response missions assigned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), EPA and its contractors are continuing to collect ...

  • Macaulay Institute chooses Enviro Technology’s Picarro for their international research

    Leading Aberdeen based land-use research centre the Macaulay Institute has purchased two Picarro isotopic CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) analysers from Enviro Technology for its world-wide research programme. The analysers are being used for the Institute’s field campaigns, which look at the 13C isotope content of CO2 which leaves the soil surface. By measuring  the ...

  • Diesel Emissions, Health and the Law

    When diesel is used as an engine fuel, it is inevitable that you will produce Products of Incomplete Combustion (PICs). Hence, we never just produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) alone, but rather a myriad of hydrocarbons including aromatics (e.g. benzene, toluene) aldehydes and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a semi-volatile phase or bound with carbonaceous particulate, and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • New Workplace Crystalline Silica Requirements Begin this Month

    Silica is a part of the environment, commonly occurring in most soils. Chronic exposure to respirable crystalline silica particulates has long been known to cause restrictive lung disease and complications that can lead to cancer.  Worker exposures to airborne crystalline silica are tightly restricted by California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). Federal ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • EPA SNURs include multi-walled and single-walled carbon nanotubes

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated significantnew use rules (SNUR) under Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 23chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN). According to EPA,four of these chemical substances, including multi-walled carbon nanotubes (generic) (MWCNT)and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) are ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Shawcity Seminar 1: Occupational Dust Monitoring, RCS and Diesel Fume.

    Wednesday 22nd June saw the first of the 2016 seminars hosted by Shawcity, which offer an independent focus on key issues facing those who work in occupational hygiene, environmental monitoring and health and safety. The event, held at Wrag Barn Golf and Country Club, Highworth, focused on occupational dust monitoring, RCS and diesel fume. Shawcity welcomed over 40 delegates on the day ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Australian bushfires cloud air pollution problem, monitoring shows

    In a presentation to the GREENHOUSE 2009 conference in Perth this week, CSIRO’s Dr Mick Meyer said measurements taken at the Bayside Air Quality Station in Melbourne’s south-east during the 2003 and 2006 bushfires provided a guide to what could be experienced as the climate changes. “While air quality standards generally appear to be improving, a future issue will be quality during times of ...

  • Health advisory for Northern California

    The fires continue to pour heavy smoke into communities in the northern part of the Sacramento Valley and mountain communities. Air quality has been well into the Hazardous category on back-to-back days in Trinity County in particular. Particulate matter, that can get deep into your lungs, exceeded the federal standard for clean air by almost 12 times. The weather patterns in recent days have ...

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