Environmental and Occupational Health

New online resource helps companies control silica dust

December 13, 2012

A new online resource from the Center for Construction Research and Training provides information and tools to help identify silica hazards, understand the health risk, and easily find equipment and methods to control the dust.


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NIOSH focuses on chemical hazards in oil, gas industry

December 12, 2012

NIOSH researchers involved in an effort to characterize chemical hazards in the oil and gas extraction industry have found elevated levels of silica exposure during hydraulic fracturing operations.


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TODAY Show highlights restaurant noise dangers

December 7, 2012

An NBC TODAY Show segment that aired yesterday exposed the excessive noise levels that occur in many restaurants – and illustrate the need for trained professionals to do testing, according to the American Industrial Hygiene Association.


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NIOSH: Work-related injuries from ATVs are increasing

December 5, 2012

A recently published review by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of hazards related to All-Terrain vehicle use shows that work-related injuries are on the rise. NIOSH estimates that 11 million of these vehicles were in use in 2010 (for both recreational and work-related purposes).


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Safety associations urge Congress to support OSHA, NIOSH

November 30, 2012

A trio of top occupational safety associations is urging Congress to “champion the safety and health of America’s workers” by supporting funding for OSHA and NIOSH, saving vital programs and blocking what it calls “troubling policy riders.”


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Will new term bring movement on stalled regs?

November 28, 2012

At least one advocacy group is hoping that, with the presidential election out of the way, the Obama administration will move to strengthen health, safety, and environmental protections that got stalled during the administration’s first term.


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AIHA donates $10,000 for Sandy relief

November 27, 2012

In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, the American Industrial Hygiene Association has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help with the ongoing relief effort in the northeast U.S.


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AIHA public policy survey highlights OEHS issues

Biennial survey identifies priority issues for the IH profession
November 13, 2012

Updating PELs, OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) and getting more respect are the top upcoming issues for safety professionals, according to a survey conducted by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).


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ASSE looks ahead following election

Key concern: That OSHA move forward on I2P2
November 12, 2012

The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) President Richard A. Pollock, CSP, released the following statement on the results of the 2012 election:


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AIHA Leadership Workshop draws professionals, students, volunteers

November 8, 2012

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is declaring the two-day Leadership Workshop it hosted last month a resounding success.


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