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  • Electronic Cigarettes and the Work Environment

    In October of last year, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) released a white paper about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Electronic Cigarettes in the Indoor Environment discusses the growing popularity of e-cigarettes worldwide and concerns about the limited information about these products and potential exposure concerns for their users and others through second-hand ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Advances in technology that create safer working environments

    Technology is changing how organisations measure every aspect of their business, from financial performance to how well we interact with clients. But how can technology be used effectively to create safer workplaces? Join the Safety in Action conference on 26 – 27 October 2016 in Antwerp to discuss what technology can do for us and how it can affect our thinking: How Can Technology ...


    By DEKRA Insight

  • Risk assessment – the key to a better work environment

    “With better risk assessment practices, we can prevent many workplace accidents that occur every day all around Europe”, says Dr Jukka Takala, Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Dr Takala will be visiting Sweden next week, as a speaker at the high level conference on labour market inclusion under the Swedish Presidency of the European Union. The conference ...

  • Cold Stress and Work Environments Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses how cold temperatures can impact both outdoor workers during the chilly months and indoor workers who are in cold manmade environments year-round. “Workers exposed to extreme cold or who work in frigid environments may be at risk of cold ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lead Exposure Risks in the Work Environment Discussed in New Video

    Today (Feb 28, 2016), the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses potential lead exposure risks for workers. “Many people worry about lead in their homes or in the environment, but for some workers, occupational exposure risks may be their greatest threat,” said Paul Cochrane, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Working environment safe from hazardous conditions

    PVM V819 technology provides microscope quality images in process environments The probe-based PVM (Particle Vision & Measurement) is designed for easy installation directly into a pipeline, reactor or other vessel in order to capture real-time particle and droplet images as they naturally exist in processes at full process concentration and under typical process temperatures and pressures. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Maintain a Safe Working Environment with TargetSolutions’ Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

    The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says more than 11,000 charges of sexual harassment were filed as recently as 2011. According to the United States Department of Justice, claims amount to more than one billion dollars in annual losses. Sexual harassment creates an environment of hostility and anxiety, where victims suffer from depression, anger and fear. While achieving ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • `Real World` test results show effectiveness of Sialex device

    Laboratory tests are useful, but Operations / Maintenance managers regularly ask "What happens in a "real" working environment? Our Sales Partner documents a controlled test in a working environment. From skeptic to advocate.."Seeing is ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • Recognizing Mold Exposure Issues in the Work Environment

    Shortly after Hurricane Michael left a path of destruction across parts of the Florida Panhandle and neighboring areas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a guidance document for residents and workers tasked with cleaning up and repairing damaged properties. The document covers a number of potential ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Portable FTIR verifies safe working environment

    One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies recently employed a new portable FTIR multiparameter gas analyser from Quantitech to check air quality in an office for which there had been a number of odour complaints. Monitoring up to 25 compounds simultaneously, the FTIR was able to demonstrate compliance with occupational safety limits. Many gases are odourless, however, it is important ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • E-fact 62 - Safe maintenance - Working with contractors and subcontractors

    Maintenance is a generic term for a variety of tasks carried out in all sectors and all kinds of working environments. Both corrective and preventive maintenance are typical subsidiary activities that enterprises outsource by contracting external service providers. Depending on the work environment and activity performed, maintenance workers are exposed to a variety of hazards and risk factors. ...

  • Labiotest tested its installation in a noble metal foundry

    Labiotest boasts several installations in foundry sector with excellent results. In consideration of the always greater attention paid to the working environments and customers, Labiotest tested its installation in a noble metal foundry. The intervention was targeted to abate dusts in the smokes of fusion and refinery department in order to improve the quality of working environments. Thanks to ...


    By Labiotest Srl

  • Mold Exposure in the Work Environment Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses mold exposure that may take place in the work environment. “While many government agencies have released documents that address mold exposure, there are currently no federal standards for airborne concentrations of mold or mold ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 28 April - A key date for safety and health at work

    Join in building a Culture of Prevention on OSH is the theme of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and ...

  • Occupational Allergens in Work Environments throughout Puerto Rico

    It may sound odd, but for some workers in Puerto Rico, they may actually be allergic to their work. An occupational allergy occurs when a worker is exposed to a substance or substances that cause them to have an allergic reaction. Sometimes this can be due to environmental allergens already in the workplace. These could include mold or dust mites in a humid or a water damaged office building. ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Intelex named one of Canada`s Top 50 Small and Medium employers!

    What a year! Following a cascade of achievements in awards competitions, Intelex has just received a huge accolade. We've been named one of Canada's 50 Best Small and Medium Employers! The competition, which pitted Intelex against hundreds of other small and medium employers across the country, was facilitated jointly by Queen's School of Business and AON Hewitt. The results were recently ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • More employees die from work accidents in small enterprises

    Employees in small enterprises have a greater risk of dying from a work accident than their colleges in larger enterprises with more than 50 employees. This is the situation in both Denmark and the EU. This is happening even though many small enterprises want to do an effort towards improving the work environment and avoid accidents. The research centre DAVID and The National Research centre ...

  • Working with the UK Environment Agency

    In this last year Flood Ark has been busy working with the Environment Agency to help people protect their homes against flooding. One of the worst hit area’s was in Cumbria and the Environment Agency has taken a very proactive approach and helped flood victims protect their properties by giving some funding towards flood protection. The enclosed link discusses Flood Ark and the work that ...


    By Flood Ark Ltd

  • Dürr campus dedicates new modern working environment to 1,500 employees

    In the presence of Baden-Württemberg's minister president, Günther Oettinger, and 200 guests, Dürr has dedicated its new headquarters in Bietigheim-Bissingen today. The Dürr Campus stands for open communication, efficient operational processes, and an energy-saving approach to resources. About 1,500 people are employed at the site, of whom about 900 moved there a few weeks ago from the company's ...

  • Abu Dhabi airports promote heat safety in working environment

    Abu Dhabi Airports has begun its heat stress campaign advising staff and contractors on how to cope with extreme weather conditions over the summer. The annual campaign will continue over the months between May and September, in line with the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety & Health Centre (OSHAD)’ Code of Practice 11.0, on guarding against the effects of extreme temperatures in work ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

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