workplace air quality News

  • ASTM International Committee on Air Quality Honors Dr. Kevin Ashley With Moyer D. Thomas Award

    ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality has presented the Moyer D. Thomas Award to Kevin Ashley, Ph.D., senior research chemist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ashley was honored for his outstanding contributions to the standardization of the sampling and analysis of atmospheres. A member of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Hydrogen Fluoride

    Gaseous hydrogen fluoride is a harsh respiratory irritant; the inhalation of hydrofluoric acid mists causes severe lung damage in exposed workers. A proposed new ASTM standard, WK38734, Test Method for the Determination of Particulate Fluorides and Hydrofluoric Acid Using Filter Sampling and Suppressed Ion Chromatography, will be used to prevent overexposure of hydrofluoric acid/hydrogen fluoride ...


    By ASTM International

  • Papers invited for ASTM international symposium on surface and dermal sampling

    Papers are invited for the ASTM International Symposium on Surface and Dermal Sampling, which will be held Oct. 14-15, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality and its Subcommittee D22.04 on Workplace Air Quality, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the Oct. 10-13 standards development meetings of the committee. The ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...

  • Air sampling techniques

    Air quality monitoring in the workplace is essential for ensuring excellent working conditions and meeting health and safety requirements. From office buildings to breweries to food storage and processing areas, there is a potential risk of carbon dioxide production and chemical compositions which could prove detrimental to the health of workers. The monitoring of air composition over a period ...

  • 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 Management Act. ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Booking opens for popular air quality open day

    Ashtead Technology has announced details of the next air quality open day. Organised in collaboration with TSI, the event will take place on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham. “This will be the latest in a series of hugely popular workshops,” says Ashtead’s Rebecca Stanley. “The event is entirely free of charge and previous ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • ATMOS global revolutionary ‘Air Quality and Climate Change Academy’ launches globally

    ATMOS Global (ATMOS Australia Pty Ltd – Elite Atmospheric Air Quality Modelling & Forecasting and Climate Change Research Consultants ) launches globally its revolutionary Air Quality and Climate Change Academy a highly specialised and workplace specific air quality and climate change training and learning portal that offers ATMOS Global’s industrial clients, with operations ...

  • Dust Monitoring Workshop Draws Crowds

    The instrumentation specialists Ashtead Technology and monitoring instrument manufacturer TSI recently co-hosted a technical workshop which focused on monitoring workplace and environmental air quality. The level of interest in the workshop was so high that some applications to attend had to be declined once registration was full. “We were delighted with the level of interest,” said ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Clark Seif Clark Celebrates 20 Years of Environmental Consulting Services

    On April 1st of 1996, several of the leading environmental, industrial hygiene, engineering and building science professionals officially opened the doors at Clark Seif Clark (CSC). The environmental consulting firm quickly made a name for themselves in their home state of California before expanding and opening several offices on the West Coast and now providing services for clients nationwide. ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Software identifies and monitors Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems.

    Bad air quality in the workplace environment can be extremely debilitating, causes ill-heath, distraction and absenteeism and when maximum permitted exposure levels for hazardous contaminants are exceeded is illegal, risking heavy fines and claims. Clean, healthy air is an essential element for good human performance and employers who pay for, and expect, their staff to function to the peak ...


    By PPM Technology

  • ‘ATMOS Global Air Quality and Climate Change Academy’ Launches as a New Initiative in the Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East

    ATMOS Global Pty Ltd – Elite Atmospheric Air Quality Modelling & Forecasting and Climate Change Research Consultants ™ launches globally its revolutionary Air Quality and Climate Change Academy ® a highly specialized and workplace specific air quality and climate change training and learning portal that offers ATMOS Global’s industrial clients, with operations located ...

  • CASELLA LAUNCHES NEW INTRINSICALLY SAFE MONITOR for VOC’s

    CASELLA LAUNCHES NEW INTRINSICALLY SAFE MONITOR for VOC's Casella CEL, the specialist provider of workplace monitoring technologies, launches 'VOC Pro', a new , ATEX & UL certified, hand held, photoionisation air monitor that can quickly and accurately detect total VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) in potentially explosive atmospheres. With a specially designed textured grip, large ...


    By Casella

  • Air Quality Awareness Week in the US from 28 April

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service are urging Americans to 'Be Air Aware' during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 28 - May 2, 2008. Upcoming State and Local Air Quality Awareness Week Activities As Follows California San Joaquin Valley - The National Weather Service - San Joaquin Valley ...

  • Detection of high concentrations of Formaldehyde

    PPM Technology’s handheld Formaldehyde detectors the Formaldemeter™ htV and htV-m now offer improved performance and reliability; the instruments are able to accurately measure very low and/or high concentrations of formaldehyde in the environment; the recent incorporation of a new miniature solenoid valve makes it possible to regulate the supply of air into the instrument's fuel cell ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Cleaning Chemicals, Protecting Workers & Indoor Air Quality Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses cleaning chemicals, protecting workers and indoor air quality (IAQ). Cleaning chemicals are used in the workplace to ensure the cleanliness of a building. Workers who frequently handle these products include building maintenance workers, janitors ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • US Department of Labor sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc., ordering reinstatement of whistle-blower fired for mold exposure complaint

    The U.S. Department of Labor has sued National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc., successor to Democracia USA, a nonprofit community engagement and Hispanic voter registration organization in Orlando, for allegedly terminating an employee who raised health concerns about potential exposure to mold and other environmental factors in his workplace. The lawsuit follows an investigation by the ...

  • Accurate detection and monitoring of Formaldehyde.

    PPM Technology has developed wireless connectivity for our leading Formaldehyde detector and monitor the Formaldemeter htv-m. The Formaldemeter htv-m is able to accurately detect and monitor formaldehyde, temperature and humidity in real-time. It can be used as a manual hand-held instrument or as a continuous monitoring device capable of up to one month of data-logging. Formaldehyde is a ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Oxyvital Brand Press Release

    Hong Kong, 2012) - In 2011, air pollution in Hong Kong reached its highest levels ever, according to a report by the South China Morning, a finding that may further undermine the city's role as an Asian financial centre as business executives relocate because of health concerns.1 Vehicle emissions and industrial pollution from the Pearl River Delta were two large contributors, even forcing some ...


    By Oxyvital Ltd.

  • Why monitor dust in the workplace?

    Almost any place of employment can present a potential threat to health and safety from airborne particulates and aerosols. It is important to note, however, that dust hazards are not necessarily visible to the human eye and that the finest particles can represent the greatest threat because of their ability to travel deepest into the lungs. Effective monitoring is therefore key to the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

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