A new report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that all workplaces become tobacco-free and that employers make tobacco cessation programs available to workers.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has announced that Michael Ellenbecker, ScD, CIH, is the recipient of the 2015 Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award. This prestigious award is presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond in contributing to the industrial hygiene profession.
Nearly one million Americans have lost some degree of their sight due to an eye injury. More than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work each year. Luckily, 90% of all workplace eye injuries can be avoided by using proper safety eyewear.
Dehydration, dizziness, headaches and vomiting are just a few of the symptoms of nicotine poisoning, also known as "green tobacco sickness." Workers who plant, cultivate and harvest tobacco are particularly at risk.
Voting has begun on draft ISO 45001, which sets the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system. ISO 45001 is currently at the committee draft stage of development, the first consultation phase.
For the first time the agency will use TSCA authority to collect data on nanoscale chemicals already in use
March 27, 2015
The EPA is proposing one-time reporting and recordkeeping requirements on nanoscale chemical substances in the marketplace. The agency currently reviews new chemical substances manufactured or processed as nanomaterials prior to introduction into the marketplace to ensure that they are safe.