Environmental and Occupational Health

Radians® enters cooling products marketplace with Arctic Skull™

June 5, 2014

Radians, Inc., a manufacturer of quality personal protective equipment, is pleased to announce their entry into heat stress management through their new Arctic Skull™ product line that includes Cooling Headbands, Cooling Head Shades, and a Cooling Towel.


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"Deadly Dust" video wins international award

June 4, 2014

"Deadly Dust," an OSHA educational video on the hazards of silica exposure, has won first place in the safety category in an international competition to find the best business communications videos.


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New website helps future public health professionals sort out educational options

June 3, 2014

Public Health Online is less than six months old, but its goal is an ambitious one: to provide students, parents and general readers with accurate and expert-driven information and resources about public health topics, careers and the post-secondary educational landscape.


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EPA’s McCarthy makes the case for taking action on climate change

June 2, 2014

About a month ago, I took a trip to the Cleveland Clinic. I met a lot of great people, but one stood out—even if he needed to stand on a chair to do it. Parker Frey is 10 years old. He’s struggled with severe asthma all his life. His mom said despite his challenges, Parker’s a tough, active kid—and a stellar hockey player.


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EPA proposes bold plan to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants

Coal industry angry, public health experts happy
June 2, 2014

The EPA today unveiled a plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent over the next 15 years – a big goal which is sure to meet with stiff opposition from the coal industry.


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Emergency response when emotions run high

May 30, 2014

I know ISHN magazine is quoting reports by other sources, but I know for a fact that OSHA and EPA did extensive air sampling for air contaminants at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center after 9/11. Results of the sampling were posted in the OSHA and EPA web sites.


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Heat stress help: Is your personal hydration meter on the full side?

May 28, 2014

Are you tired of lessons and definitions of heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke every summer? Don’t get me wrong, these are important topics for our employees to know and understand. My concern is many of our employees are a little short on actionable information past the three definitions.


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The heat is on

OSHA launches annual campaign to prevent heat-related illness
May 27, 2014

It’s that time of year again. OSHA is putting its Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers in full swing, in an attempt to raise awareness and educate workers and employers about the dangers of working in hot weather and provide resources and guidance to address these hazards.


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Educated safety pros versus safety pros with experience – what’s the difference?

A conversation among pros posted on the LinkedIn EHS Professionals discussion forum
May 27, 2014

Project Safety Facilitator: With the implementation of the CSP and other certifications, why are many safety professionals without proper credentials allowed to have the positions of directors and managers? I have a MS in EHS and experience and credentials, but I still encounter colleagues with only experience and they feel as though education in safety doesn't matter, because they've been doing safety for well over 20 years.


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Reports of worker fatalities during flowback operations

A NIOSH Science Blog post
May 23, 2014

Although worker safety hazards in the oil and gas extraction industry are well known, there is very little published data regarding occupational health hazards (e.g., types and magnitude of risks for chemical exposures) during oil and gas extraction operations.


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