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  • New personal ozone monitors

    Amidst growing concern with the consequences of ground level ozone on health, and the continued failure of the UK to meet European air quality directives, Air Monitors, a specialist instrumentation company, has launched a new portable UV-based ozone monitor which significantly enhances the ability to measure the air that people breathe.  The handheld Personal Ozone Monitor (POM) allows ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Clarke Energy’s Southern African Operations Awarded ISO Accreditation

    Clarke Energy's Southern African operations, in partnership with the Clarke Energy Quality, Environment, Health and Safety (QUENSH) team, have spent th­e last six months working towards obtaining a fully Integrated Management System (IMS) incorporating ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007. Dave Dingle (QUENSH Department Manager) praised the hard work and dedication of Emile ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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

  • Tough, Small And Lightweight Personal Multi-Gas Monitor For Harsh Environments

    Extending the family of Tetra portable gas monitors, the lightweight Tetra:3 from Crowcon Detection Instruments combines extremely rugged design with small size and simple operation. Designed for use in demanding industrial environments, including confined space work in the construction industry, the Tetra:3 has simple, single button operation which can be used with a gloved hand. Monitoring ...

  • NEW TSI SidePak AM520 & AM520i Personal Aerosol Monitor

    TSI have just launched their brand new SidePak AM520 & AM520i Personal Aerosol Monitor and Shawcity are delighted to be able to take orders with immediate effect. The AM520 is the industry's smallest, portable, battery-operated, datalogging, light-scattering laser photometer that provides immediate access to aerosol mass concentration readings within a worker's breathing zone.     ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Video released: personal noise dosimeter demonstration

    New short video released showcasing Pulsar’s popular personal noise monitoring device Pulsar Instruments, the fastest growing manufacturer of noise at work monitoring products in the world, has released a new video explaining and demonstrating the features, functions and ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • New Gas Generator to check personal Gas Detectors

    Personnel working in chemical plants protect themselves with personal gas detectors from gas exposure. Gas leaks are very unlikely to occur, so the gas detector will always display „0“. An instrument displaying zero can do so for two reasons: a) The concentration is zero. b) The instrument is defective. For good reasons a daily check of the instrument is mandatory. It would ...

  • Personal exposure monitors help specify health impacts of indoor, outdoor air quality

    Indoor and outdoor pollutants can adversely affect the heart in ways different from outdoor air pollution alone, according to a new cardiovascular study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with an exposure study conducted by RTI International. The Cardiovascular Sub-Study of the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) has shown for the first time ...


    By RTI International

  • Casella Reports Ongoing Demand For Lightweight And Reliable dBadge Personal Noise Dosimeter

    Further underlining its unrivalled position as the first company to develop an all-digital, ‘badge-style’ personal sound exposure meter for use around the workplace, Casella is reporting ongoing demand for its lightweight yet robust dBadge noise dosimeter series. In fact, sales of the popular and well-proven instrument, which weighs just 71g, have continued to rise since ...


    By Casella

  • High Resolution Turbidity Monitoring for protection against Cryptosporidium – using a photometer for continuous measurement

    High Resolution Turbidity Monitoring for protection against Cryptosporidium – using a photometer for continuous measurement. It is widely known that parasites such as Cryptosporidium in potable water are dangerous for human health: diarrhoea, head-ache, sickness, and even death if the immune system of the affected person is compromised. It is therefore a critical duty of all potable water supply ...


    By SIGRIST - PHOTOMETER AG

  • Time spent in traffic has major effect on personal exposure to cancer-causing chemicals

    Our lifestyles determine how often we are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals, such as those in traffic emissions and cigarette smoke. A Swedish study reveals how exposure to these chemicals varies from person to person. Among its findings, the amount of time a person spends in traffic or refuelling their car significantly affects how much benzene and butadiene they could inhale. Many studies ...

  • Air Monitors launches latest industrial particulate monitors

    A new report published in September 2012 by the European Environment Agency shows that almost a third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM); one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health because it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. Colin Craggs from instrumentation specialist Air Monitors ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • 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.

  • Pew Encouraged that Ocean Protection is on Rio+20 Agenda

    Global political leaders will convene in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this June, which marks the 20th anniversary of the original UN Earth Summit, to evaluate progress toward achieving goals on sustainable development. On January 10, the first draft of the 'negotiating ...

  • Maryland Passes Asbestos Worker Protection Law

    Beginning October 1, 2012, asbestos remediation workers in Maryland will be facing a fine five times larger then the maximum amount currently allowed by law for violating any environmental laws relating to asbestos in the state. Leaders of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) say this new fine, a maximum of $25,000, is setting a standard all states should follow. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Solvents and Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure Risks

    Several years ago, a study published in Neurology by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues focused new attention on occupational exposures to solvents. The study examined data from over 2,100 retired male utility workers from the French national utility company and assessed their lifetime exposures to fumes from a broad range of solvents.  Researchers ...

  • Hot Temperatures and Protecting Workers from Thermal Stressors

    While the first day of summer may still be a few weeks away, outdoor workers in many places are already experiencing hot weather in their daily routines. There are also countless employees routinely working in hot conditions such as indoor occupations that are subject to radiant heat sources, or physical activities and those with physical contact with heated objects. These workers are ...

  • 35 years of cooperation to protect wild birds in Europe

    I am delighted to be here with you to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Birds Directive and the 10th anniversary of the agreement between BirdLife and FACE. It's excellent to see the hunting community adopting such a pro-active approach to bird conservation and giving such high-profile recognition to the EU nature legislation. So, my thanks to the Federation of Associations for Hunting and ...

  • World`s First Wireless Multi-Threat Monitors Deliver Life-Saving, All-in-One Protection From Toxic and Combustible Gases, and Radiation

    RAE Systems Inc. today introduced the world's first wireless portable multi-threat monitors that reliably give safety professionals unprecedented visibility and control of chemical and radiation threat data. The new family of life-saving monitors combines industry-first wireless functionality with best-in-class detection capabilities for anytime, anywhere access to toxic and combustible gases, ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

  • 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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