Poor design of a dust collection system led to a flash fire that burned seven employees – one seriously – at an ink manufacturing plant in New Jersey, according to an investigation. On top of that, the report says the company’s emergency response was also lacking.
AIHce 2009 Expands Certification Options and Enhances Educational Offerings Join OEHS professionals at the largest industrial hygiene gathering of the year FAIRFAX, VA (April 8, 2009) ¾ Thousands of industrial hygiene and environmental health and safety professionals from around the globe will meet at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, May 30-June 4, to take part […]
A common belief says workers get used to extreme heat with the passage of time. Now a new study reveals whether that’s really true and what that means to employees and employers.
In the wake of the April 20 oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers, an article by ProPublica, an investigative journalism website, quotes former BP employees as saying management pressured or harassed them not to report safety problems.
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Just as people are being asked to stay home from non-essential work in Mexico to stop the spread of the swine flu, a pandemic in the U.S. might require similar steps.
FAIRFAX, VA (January 15, 2010)—In response to the devastation in Haiti, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is compiling contact information
Industry Experts Offer Advice on Keeping Employees Safe and Healthy As health experts raised the threat level of the swine flu to 5, indicating “a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent,” some U.S. businesses are just now beginning to look at ways to prepare for the potential health, social, and economic impact of a […]
Fitness-for-duty exams that vary by gender may or may not be discriminatory, according to a federal judge. The judge ruled one exam used by the FBI is discriminatory.
Good news for industrial hygienists (IH): Their average salary increased 10.76% in the last five years, according to a new survey from their professional association.
NEW ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL STRAPLESS ADHESION RESPIRATOR (FACE MASK) DECREASES EXPOSURE to Swine Flu and other Respiratory Pathogens and Harmful Particles Concern over the possibility of a swine flu pandemic is focusing people’s interest on strategies they can take to protect themselves. Frequent hand washing is not enough since the virus is easily transmitted via airborne droplets […]
Add another voice to the chorus calling for companies to use the latest science and not just OSHA’s limits when it comes to protecting workers from hazardous chemicals.
OSHA administrator David Michaels has said that a new regulation to require companies to develop their own injury and illness prevention programs (I2P2) is a top priority for the agency. Now, a new OSHA white paper makes the case for the program. See what you think:
The architect of the strategy to get bigger penalties by prosecuting safety violations under environmental laws says it’s time to overhaul OSHA legislation for the first time in almost 40 years.
The reality on OSHA’s permissible exposure limits (PELs) for hazardous chemicals: Most are out of date by almost half a century. And changing them won’t be easy. So, the agency has released new voluntary limits to help protect employees.
OSHA and dozens of partner organizations want companies to take some time to put a particular focus on the value of workplace safety and health programs.
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