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  • Diffusive Badges for Personal Exposure Monitoring

    We are the Technology Leader in Personal Monitoring Badges, the most cost-effective and convenient way to monitor chemicals in a worker’s personal breathing zone. We also have Laboratories. AT Labs operates AIHA-accredited labs which provide personal air samplers to industrial hygienists and analyze the contents of returned samplers.  Assay Technology's Miller-Nelson ...


    By Assay Technology, Inc

  • Crystalline Silica Exposure can be Deadly

    Earlier this month it was reported at ClaimsJournal.com that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a marble and granite company over $40,000 for health and safety violations that included workers being exposed to unsafe levels of crystalline silica particles. According to an OSHA Fact Sheet on crystalline silica, “Silica exposure ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • Erionite testing recommended to prevent human exposure

    Erionite is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral. Erionite exhibits similar properties to asbestos and according to some reports may be associated with lung diseases and deadly lung cancers, such as Mesothelioma. It is usually found in volcanic ash that has been altered by water and weather and its color varies from clear to white and its fibers appear glass-like.The U.S. Environmental ...


  • Phosgene testing recommended to prevent worker exposure

    EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions to ensure safe work environments across many industries. Phosgene is a colorless gas that is used as an industrial reagent and building block in organic synthesis in numerous manufacturing processes. Small amounts of phosgene also occur naturally from the breakdown and combustion of chlorinated compounds and chlorine containing organic compounds. It is a ...


  • Protecting Workers and the Public from Solvent Exposure Hazards

    Millions of workers in the United States are exposed to solvents on a daily basis according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency also reports solvents share many chemical, physical and biological properties that warrant national attention be directed to them as a group.  Solvents, as described by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Methylene Chloride

    Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane, is a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the chemical compound is used in various industrial processes, in numerous industries. These include paint stripping, pharmaceutical manufacturing, paint remover manufacturing, and metal cleaning and degreasing. ...

  • Brief smog exposure linked to premature death

    Exposures of less than 24 hours to current levels of ground-level ozone in many areas are likely to contribute to premature deaths, finds a new US National Research Council report. Ozone, a key component of smog, can cause respiratory problems and other health effects. In addition, evidence of a relationship between exposures of less than 24 hours and mortality has been mounting, but ...

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Risks in New York

    Last month, The Citizen published a report about an organization that runs a family and children’s center in Auburn, New York being fined thousands of dollars for improper asbestos removal.  The organization that runs the center was cited for three serious violations according to the article.   Asbestos-containing materials can still be found in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • TSI Announces ATEX Certification for SIDEPAK TM Exposure Instruments

    TSI has recently achieved ATEX approval for SIDEPAK Personal Sampling Pump Models SP330, SP530 and SP730 and the SIDEPAK AM510 Personal Aerosol Monitor. The pumps and monitor are certified to ATEX Directive 94/9/EC, which is mandatory for equipment put into service within the European Union since July 2003. This ATEX certification, along with the previously achieved CE mark, qualifies these ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • Volatile Organic Compound Exposure Risks from 3D Printers

    Due to their initial high cost, corporate research laboratories and major universities were some of the earliest adopters of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies. In recent years, 3D printers have become increasingly popular as the cost to own and operate these devices has dropped dramatically.  Today, 3D printers can be purchased for only a few hundred to several thousand ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Occupational Health & Safety Professional Helps Prevent Worker Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium

    Many workers are exposed to hexavalent chromium in the work environment.    Hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium VI, is a toxic form of the element chromium. These compounds are man-made and widely used in many different industries.   Hexavalent chromium compounds are used as chromate pigments in dyes, paints, inks, and plastics.  They may be added as anticorrosive ...

  • Assessing VOC Exposures in New Construction or Recently Renovated Buildings in Puerto Rico

    It’s quite common for a person to walk into a newly constructed or recently renovated home or office and comment about the “new” smell. While this “new” smell is pleasant to some, and may invoke feelings of a clean and fresh indoor environment, usually it actually means the person is being exposed to high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Identifying Exposure Risks to Methylene Chloride and other Chemical Hazards in Puerto Rico

    Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane, is described by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) as a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. The agency reports that the chemical compound is used in various industrial processes in numerous different industries.   These include paint stripping, pharmaceutical ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying and Mitigating Asphalt Fume Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico

    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that over 500,000 workers in the United States are exposed to fumes from asphalt. This staggering figure includes many workers in Puerto Rico, not to mention thousands of other workers throughout the Caribbean.   Asphalt as it is referred to in the United States or bitumen, as it is called in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Ethylene Oxide and Other Airborne Hazards in Puerto Rico

    Ethylene oxide (EtO) is an organic compound that is produced in large volumes. It is primarily used as an intermediate in the production of several industrial chemicals, the most notable of which is ethylene glycol. However, it is also used as a fumigant in various agricultural products and to sterilize moisture and heat sensitive medical equipment and supplies.  According to the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • OSHA to Begin Enforcement in May of its Final Rule Covering Occupational Exposure to Beryllium

    In March, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the upcoming enforcement date for its final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium.  May 11th is the date the agency will now begin enforcement actions for general industry, construction and shipyards. ...

  • Casella intrinsically safe Tuff Personal Air Sampling Pump and dBadge Sound Level Meter are a hit down under with Australian Department of Defence

    Following a competitive tender process, the Australian Department of Defence has taken delivery of 180 TUFF personal air sampling pumps and 180 CEL-350 dBadge personal noise dosimeters from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100), leading global specialist in industrial hygiene and occupational health monitoring equipment. Ronald Azar, ...


    By Casella

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