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  • 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

  • Initiative launched to encourage quieter workplaces

    A new initiative has been launched to encourage manufacturers to make quieter machinery and businesses to use it, in a bid to reduce noise-related ill health in the workplace. 170,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, tinnitus or other ear conditions as a result of exposure to excessive noise at work and the 'Buy Quiet' campaign, led by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), is about getting ...

  • How to Prevent Industrial Noise Induced Hearing Loss - Monitoring and Reducing the Risk of Noise in the Workplace

    The risk of noise in the workplace is a very real concern for individuals and companies all over the UK. Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) has a debilitating effect on employees’ everyday and working lives and puts them at risk of not being able to hear alarms and warnings. NIHL also poses potentially devastating legal and financial threats to your company. This article ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Introduction to workplace noise measurements and basic noise theory

    The answers you need about workplace noise measurements and basic noise theory, from the noise at work measurement specialist and more, when you attend Pulsar's brand new Noise Awareness Courses in 2015. Noise regulations, and a basic understanding of noise theory and noise control is something that employers who are responsible for staff operating in noisy areas of over 80dB(A) need to be aware ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 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

  • OSHAssociationUSA Announces 2015 Winners of Zero Incident Workplace Safety Award

    The OSHAssociationUSA  is happy to announce the 2015 winners of the safety industries most coveted award- The Zero Incident Workplace Safety Award. The award winning ceremony will take place in the evening of the first day of the safety conference and exhibition, July 15-17, 2015 at the Norris Conference Center, in Houston Texas. OSHAassociationUSA cause is to promote and reward companies in ...


  • SRA Recognized for Building a Great Place to Work by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence

    SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, today announced that it has been named an excellent place to work for the fifth straight year (2008-2013) by Diversity Communications, Inc.’s,Alliance for Workplace Excellence. The company also was recognized as a multi-year honoree for the Health & Wellness Trailblazer ...


    By SRA Information Technology

  • FREE 5 Step Guide to Controlling Workplace Noise at Work published

    Why do we need to carry out noise risk assessment surveys? According to the HSE, over one million employees in Great Britain are exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk. Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is one of the most prevalent, but often ignored, risks in the workplace and employees must, by law, be protected. Once noise induced hearing loss has taken place, it is ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • More employee protections against workplace violence, thanks to changes at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

    Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York has agreed to implement and maintain a comprehensive program to safeguard its employees better against assaults and other on-the-job violence after a patient assaulted a nurse at the Brooklyn facility in 2014. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...

  • Inhalable Glass Wool Fibers are a Potential Carcinogenic Risk

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working through the National Toxicology Program, released the 12th Report on Carcinogens. The Report on Carcinogens (RoC) is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that is prepared for the HHS Secretary by the National Toxicology Program. The report identifies agents, substances, mixtures, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Karza Pty Ltd provides risk management services

    Are you uncertain of your level of risk exposure? Do your current risk management practices weigh down your business and simply appear to produce paperwork? Limited in resources? Do you lack the technical knowledge to effectively treat your significant risks? Karza Pty. Ltd. can help! Karza Pty. Ltd. is an Australian owned consultancy providing cost effective management system auditing, risk ...


    By Karza Pty Ltd

  • Respirable Particulates, Airborne Contaminants & Lung Cancer Risks

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).    The CDC states that the most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke. The second ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Trichloroethylene & Exposure Risks 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 the volatile organic compound (VOC) known as trichloroethylene (TCE).   TCE is not thought to occur naturally in the environment, but it can be released into the air, water and soil at places where it ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Arsenic Exposure Risks Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health. Their latest educational video discusses health issues associated with exposure to arsenic in the home and at work.   Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that is widely distributed in the earth's crust and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Exemplas appoints head of environmental consultancy to spearhead expansion of environmental services

    Exemplas is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Hoggart as Head of Environmental Consultancy. In this newly created position, Chris, formerly Director of Natural and Built Environment at MWH Global, will lead the growth of the Exemplas Environmental Consultancy services. Being part of the University of Hertfordshire Group of Companies, Exemplas offers a number of key strengths in ...


    By Exemplas Limited

  • ECHA risk assessment committee adopts first opinion on harmonized classification

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Committee for RiskAssessment (RAC) agreed by consensus not to support a proposal to classify and labeldiantimony trioxide (DAT) as a skin irritant throughout the European Union (EU). RACconcluded that the data available are insufficient to justify the proposal. This is RAC’s firstopinion on harmonized classification and labeling throughout the EU. ECHA will ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Human Resources Targets Mold & Other IAQ Concerns to Minimize Employee Risks

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide solutions for human resources professionals dealing with indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. Professionals involved with human resources (HR) deal with a myriad of employee concerns and risk management issues.  Their ability to identify, assess and prioritize risks is all part of the daily routine for many of these dedicated ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying and Mitigating Asphalt Fume Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico

    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that over 500,000 workers in the United States are exposed to fumes from asphalt. This staggering figure includes many workers in Puerto Rico, not to mention thousands of other workers throughout the Caribbean.   Asphalt as it is referred to in the United States or bitumen, as it is called in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify Indoor Pollutants that Impact People with COPD

    According to a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey conducted in 2011, 5.9% of residents in New York had been told they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by a health care professional.  That year, the percentage equated to over 1.15 million residents of the state being afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. COPD ...


    By VOETS, LLC

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