workplace air quality News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Respiratory Protection for Workers Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the importance of respiratory protection for workers in various industries.  “OSHA reports that an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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.

  • Indoor Air Quality - A Breath of Fresh Air in Asia.

    PPM Technology (UK) have recently completed a major deal to supply formaldehyde detection instruments to health authorities in China. PPM have supplied 120 of their hand-held instruments for detection of formaldehyde in the air – the Formaldemeter htv. The instruments will be supplied to the Government Procurement Office of Shan Xi Province. As well as this ...


    By PPM Technology

  • U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0958093/US-Indoor-Air-Quality-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=HVAC INTRODUCTION ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Texas Indoor Environmental Quality Experts Provide Tips for Managing Mold Complaints in the Workplace

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over half a million business establishments throughout Texas.  These businesses employee millions of workers and are a critical part of the economic success of the state.  Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing “safe and healthful working conditions” for their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • New Air Quality & Emissions Show: ‘AQE 2013’

    The organisers of the highly successful MCERTS events have announced that in response to demand from the environmental monitoring community, the format of the next event will be considerably expanded. The Air Quality & Emissions Show 2013 (AQE 2013) is the seventh in a series of specialist air monitoring events and will take place at the International Centre in Telford, UK, on 13th and ...

  • Allergens and Air Quality Concerns from Indoor Plants

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive consulting and testing services to determine of indoor plants are causing a degraded environment for building occupants.   The use of plants in indoor environments can create what appears to be a more pleasant environment for building occupants.  Research has shown there are several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • 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

  • Asthma Awareness Month and the Importance of Addressing Known Triggers and Airborne Irritants in the Workplace

    The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that between 100 and 150 million people across the globe have asthma and that deaths due to it now total over 180,000 each year. In the United States, the American Lung Association states that approximately 25 million people suffer from the disease. Globally, the rate of those with the condition has been on the increase and figures from the WHO indicate ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ashtead Technology & TSI announce date for Air Quality Workshop

    The instrumentation specialists Ashtead Technology and TSI will co-host a technical workshop on Dust and Air Quality Monitoring. The free-to-attend event will take place on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at TSI’s UK headquarters in High Wycombe. Ashtead’s Josh Thomas says: “This is a training event, designed to provide anyone with a professional interest in air quality with an ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Indoor air quality survey launched for the facilities management/building services sector

    Camfil UK,  the world leader in providing air filtration solutions for maintaining healthy and comfortable indoor environments, has launched a quick 2 minute survey on indoor air quality for FM, Estates Managers and Building Services professionals in the UK. Camfil UK have launched ...


    By Camfil Ltd

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