Environmental and Occupational Health

BCSP calls for nominations for the 2013 Awards of Excellence

October 15, 2012
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is now accepting nominations for the Second Annual BCSP Awards of Excellence (AoE), the ceremony for which will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the American Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) Professional Development Conference, Safety 2013.


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Just published: ANSI/AIHA® Z10-2012 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

October 15, 2012

ANSI/AIHA Z10-2012 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems provides organizations an effective tool for continual improvement of their occupational health and safety performance.


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New rule helps evaluate miners’ digital chest radiographs

From the Director’s Desk
October 11, 2012

Since its creation, NIOSH has been responsible by law for administering a program that offers chest radiographs, or x-rays, to provide underground coal miners with medical monitoring for coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, or "black lung," the term by which this serious but preventable occupational lung disease is probably better known among the general public.


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Workers in noisy bars risk hearing loss

October 10, 2012

Employees of some nightclubs are being exposed to dangerously high noise levels, according to a study published recently in the International Journal of Noise & Health.


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Weekly news round-up

October 6, 2012

Here are the week’s top occupational health and safety stories from www.ISHN.com:


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Solving worker resistance to fall protection

October 5, 2012
Safety complacency is a huge issue within all industries. The realm of industrial safety holds concerns about fall protection systems.


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5 gas detection misconceptions

October 5, 2012
In recent years, portable gas detectors have shrunk in size and cost while many new features have been added: automatic time-weighted average (TWA) and short-term exposure limit (STEL) calculations, data logging, man-down alarm, and wireless capabilities to name a few.


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James R. Thornton honored with annual AIHA Smyth Award

October 4, 2012

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has announced the 2012 recipient of the Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award. James R. Thornton, CIH, CSP, will be recognized at the 2012 AIHA Fall Conference held October 27 - 31 in San Antonio, TX. The annual Fall Conference is presented by AIHA’s Academy of Industrial Hygiene.


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Heavy hitters, new horizons for this year’s CIHC conference

October 3, 2012

The California Industrial Hygiene Council (CIHC) has assembled an impressive lineup of speakers and a wide-ranging slate of topics for its annual conference this year, which will be held Dec. 3-5, 2012 at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslight District.


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Workplace safety: little more than common sense

October 2, 2012

I don’t know if you have seen the latest announcement from the UK Government - I noted it in an editorial that appeared in the Economist. I had a hard time actually tracking down the government statement. It was not made – or even referenced – by the HSE.


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