Facts about the New Silica Standard

June 15, 2016

In March of this year, Federal OSHA published two comprehensive standards on the occupational exposures to respirable crystalline silica; one for construction (29 CFR1926.1153) and one for general industry and maritime (29 CFR1910.1053).  The federal standard is to take effect…

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Respiratory Protection and Healthcare Facilities

June 15, 2016

Recent studies by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have shown that healthcare workers who routinely come in contact with hazardous chemicals and other airborne materials often lack training and awareness of necessary procedures to protect themselves…

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PCBs in Schools and Public Buildings

June 15, 2016

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were used in building materials such as caulking and fluorescent light ballasts (FLB) from approximately 1950 until 1978 when PCB use was banned in the United States.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified…

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National Safety Council Designates April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

June 15, 2016

The National Safety Council (NSC) observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month in order to educate the masses and bring awareness about the epidemic of distracted driving.  One of the messages they have to the public about distracted driving is…

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