workplace air News

  • Roadshows held to encourage cleaner air in workplaces

    A series of interactive roadshows have been helping employers in industries such as welding and stonemasonry understand the risks of exposure to dusts, gases, mists, fumes and vapours. The events, hosted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), aimed to help small businesses control the potential for illnesses, such as asthma and silicosis, which affect thousands of workers every year, by ...

  • Hexavalent Chromium Requirements in the Workplace

    If a company works with chromium containing materials such as stainless steel, conducts chemical film or plating operations involving hexavalent chromium (Cr+6) or spray paints with products containing Cr+6, it is required by state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHAs) to take specific actions. As stated in a National Institute of Occupational Safety and ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Heat Stress In The Workplace

    http://www.shawcity.co.uk/product-group/all-products/heat-stress-monitors We all enjoy the warmer weather after a long cold winter. But as things warm up we all have to continue to work. Many of us work in situations where heat is a problem all the year round. Failure to identify a possible problem because of heat may ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • New e-course from CCOHS an introduction to workplace indoor air quality

    The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed an e-course about the importance of Indoor Air Quality in offices and other non-industrial workplaces, such as schools, public buildings and shopping malls. The quality of air people that breathe at work can affect their health, comfort and productivity. Indoor Air Quality: An Introduction covers the factors that affect ...

  • Employees Exposed to Asbestos at Illinois Workplace

    A company in Kankakee, IL has been cited for five health violations concerning asbestos by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The violations were detected after receiving a complaint claiming hazards at the workplace. The total projected fine for the company is $59,400. One of the company’s major repeat violations was their failure to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • How Clean is the Air in your workplace? - Taiwan Indoor Air Quality Management Act

    PPM Technology will be presenting a lecture titled - 'How clean is the air in your workplace? - Benefits of continuous monitoring' to IAQ scholars and delegates at a Taiwanese Occupational Hygiene Association seminar regarding Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) held in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan. Taiwan recently became the 2nd country, after South Korea, to introduce an Indoor Air Quality ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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.

  • No ties in the Japanese workplace - an energy efficiency measure

    In business offices around Japan, executives are not wearing ties. The historically conservative country has adopted a “no ties” trend as a means to be more comfortable in the workplace and therefore reduce the need for air conditioning, and the electricity required to drive it. The behaviour change has come in response to the continued intermittent power outages following the March ...

  • Diacetyl and Workplace Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses workplace exposure concerns to diacetyl and food flavorings containing diacetyl.  “In recent years, the health effects associated with worker exposure to these chemical compounds has ...

  • Magnesium: A Potential Combustible Dust Hazard in the Workplace

    Magnesium (Mg) is a chemical element and an alkaline earth metal.  It is one of the most common elements found in the Earth.  The free element is a highly reactive material that is not found naturally, but is used by today’s industry. The material is one of the most commonly used structural metals.  It is used as a component of aluminum alloys, for die-casting and to remove ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Environmental tobacco smoke linked to US workplace death

    A young asthmatic woman who collapsed and died shortly after arriving for her shift as a waitress at a bar is the first death to be reported nationally from acute asthma associated with environmental tobacco smoke. This case report by a Michigan State University physician, published in the February edition of the 'American Journal of Industrial Medicine,' not only outlines circumstances under ...

  • Recognizing and Preventing Lead Exposure Risks in the Workplace

    This year has been filled with media reports about lead poisoning hazards faced by the public. Stories have been broadcast about contaminated water in Michigan homes, drinking fountains being shut down in schools in the Northwest and East Coast, and most recently, over 1,000 residents of a housing complex in East Chicago being asked to relocate due to high levels of lead in the soil around their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists Help Prevent Workplace Hazards

    Last month, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was interviewed for an article with NBC News.  The article, “OSHA Chief: Inequality in America is About Workplace Hazards, Too” discusses workplace challenges that concern more than just what a worker earns. In the article, David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H., states, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • All4 Inc. named an Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces 2010 Top Small Company Workplace

    All4 Inc. named an Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces 2010 Top Small Company Workplace Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces announced the winners of the 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces competition in Inc."s June issue. All4 Inc. (ALL4) was among the twenty winners of the 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces competition. The magazine features the 20 winners, which range from All4 Inc., an ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • OSHA proposal would lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections

    The federal government is proposing a new standard that would dramatically lower workplace exposure to beryllium, a widely used material that can cause devastating lung diseases. The proposal would apply to an estimated 35,000 workers covered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “This proposal will save lives and help thousands of ...

  • OSHA cites Martin Foundry Co. for workplace lead exposure

    After a judge issued a contempt order forcing a Kansas City foundry owner to allow an Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection, the agency has cited Martin Foundry Co. for exposing workers to lead hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cited the company for five ...

  • VOC Hazards in the Home and Workplace Identified by IAQ Test Kit

    Volatile organic compounds in the indoor environment have come under increasing scrutiny as people learn of the short, and long term, health risks associated with exposure.  VOCs include a very wide range of organic compounds that can be emitted from building materials and products. It is estimated that 50 to 300 different VOCs may be detected in the air of homes, schools, offices, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Workers’ Memorial Day Emphasizes the Importance of Healthy & Safety in the Workplace

    According to results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries that was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 4,383 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2012.  These fatalities were grouped in the census by transportation incidents; violence; contact with objects and equipment; falls, slips and trips; exposure to harmful substances or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Getting the H&S message across with workplace health and safety posters

    The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) launched a poster program to help workplaces promote health and safety. CCOHS released the first two in a series of workplace posters: WHMIS Hazard Symbols and Cranes & Hoists Hand Signals. As part of an occupational health and safety program, the posters can illustrate and promote safe work practices and help remind people of ...

  • Tips for Managing Mold & Moisture Complaints in the Workplace Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses mold and moisture in the work environment and tips for managing complaints.     Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace for all of their employees. One area of concern for those who ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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