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  • 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

  • Heartland Workers Center establishes alliance with OSHA to educate immigrant workers on workplace safety and health

    An alliance is being formed between the Heartland Workers Center of Omaha and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration to provide HWC staff, immigrant workers and others with education, guidance and access to training resources on protecting the health and safety of workers. The alliance is ...

  • Professional workplace coaching excellence courses

    Coaching is an essential leadership style that is pivotal for the creation of high performing teams. But it is a skill that takes time and tenacity to master. The CCP provides a low risk, high impact environment for the development of business coaching and mentoring excellence and you will make a real difference in the life of someone in your community and leads to an ILM Level 3 Award in ...

  • Workplace violence and harassment on the increase in Europe

    Violence, bullying and harassment are becoming increasingly common features of European workplaces, according to a new report by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Yet the response from organisations and national governments is widely felt to be inadequate. Third party violence and harassment affect from 5% to 20% of European workers, depending on the country, ...

  • Sustainability Education for Employees is Now Delivered On Line Through Green Education On Line

    Green Education On Line, the company who has “green” educated over 7,000 on line has announced an extraordinary effort for educating the employee base in government and business worldwide. The company is offering a 50 course catalog titled Sustainability Education Series, the first of its kind. It is designed to fit in with the current courses these sectors mandate that employees ...


    By Green Education On Line

  • Green Real Estate Education is forming alliances to educate on green building in the workforce

    Green Real Estate Education, the leader in green educational programs for those in the real estate industry, is being approached on a regular basis now to partner with community colleges, mortgage companies and those who teach Realtors, Home Inspectors and others in the various real estate professions. The company has taught over 4,500 and will address members of the largest real state companies ...


    By Green Education On Line

  • Webinar: Building an Effective Training Strategy for a Growing Workplace

    Acknowledging the need for an effective training strategy is only the first step you need to take to ensure your organization is ready for the myriad of challenges that will be part of keeping your workforce properly trained, highly productive, and happy. Studying a pool of 3,000 companies and their communications efforts, the University of Pennsylvania discovered that a 10 percent revenue ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Testing for Silica is becoming increasingly important in the workplace

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 1.7 million U.S. workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in the workplace.Crystalline silica is the scientific name for a group of very common minerals composed of silicon and oxygen. The use of the minerals goes back from early civilization all the way to modern times. Exposure to crystalline silica can ...


  • Lack of workplace controls for Silica causes concerns and citations

    Recently the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed penalties of over $100,000 to a steel casting company for alleged serious and repeated workplace violations. These violations included overexposures to airborne silica and a failure to implement engineering or administrative controls for silica overexposures.Silica is a naturally occurring ...


  • 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.

  • Irish concern at overall increase in workplace deaths for 2007

    Figures published by the Health and Safety Authority today (Thursday 3rd of January 2008) show that although there was a significant reduction in agriculture fatalities, 67 work-related deaths were reported in 2007 compared to 50 in 2006. The overall increase in the figures for workplace fatalities was mainly due to an increase in the construction and fishing sectors. There were 18 deaths in the ...

  • Slips, trips and falls at the workplace are no joke, say the HSE

    A total of 61 people died and more than 14,000 suffered serious injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall from height in British workplaces last year. These shocking statistics have prompted the launch of an awareness raising campaign from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The second phase of the Shattered Lives campaign was launched to highlight the devastating consequences of slips, trips ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • ABIH Sponsors a Series of Online Educational Videos

    Earlier this month, the ABIH announced that they had launched a campaign to bring to light the efforts of the organization and make people aware of the many ways that Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) protect and enhance the health and safety of people at work and in the communities.  As a component of this new campaign, the ABIH is helping to sponsor educational videos about a variety ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ISHM Educates Workers about Combustible Dust Hazards

    Several months ago, a sawmill explosion took place in Prince George, British Columbia.  The explosion was felt by many area residents, one of whom reported it felt like an earthquake.  The explosion resulted in a fatality and multiple injuries to the sawmill’s employees. The suspected culprit in the explosion was combustible sawdust.  Wood dust is a known combustible dust ...

  • PerkinElmer Announces Educational Thermal Desorption Web Casts

    Series Outlines Technology to Maximize GC and GC/MS Analysis     PerkinElmer announced the archive of a Web cast series focusing on application advances in thermal ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Twitter now on Green Real Estate Education

    Green Real Estate Education, the leader in educating the real estate sector in the basics of green building and how it impacts their careers, has placed access to Twitter direct from their site. John Owens who is the Chairman of Global Strategy for the company says this is just an everyday occurrence few realize exits. 'I am very aware that traffic to our site is how we will be able to share our ...


    By Green Education On Line

  • ISHM Sponsors a Series of Online Educational Videos

    One of the goals of the ISHM is to promote the advancement of safety and health management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety and health into all levels and activities of management.  In support of this goal, the ISHM has become a sponsor of a series of educational videos produced by the IAQ Video Network.   The IAQ Video Network produces ...

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