Environmental and Occupational Health

Oil industry association to develop alcohol & drug program guideline

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IPIECA – the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues – has begun developing a Contractor ‘Oil and Gas Alcohol and Drug Program’ Guideline through it’s OGP-IPIECA Health Committee, in collaboration with the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA).

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NIOSH updates list of drugs that pose a risk to healthcare workers

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Healthcare workers who prepare or give hazardous drugs to patients, such as those used for cancer therapy, as well as support staff may face individual health risks when exposed to these drugs.

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Some jobs harder on the heart than others, study finds

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Stress at work raises risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if the job is blue-collared, according to a new study. The study added that being unemployed might be just as unhealthy.

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Tomorrow is N95 Respirator Day!

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The N95 respirator is important to the health and safety of workers in many different industries. This type of respirator forms a seal against the user’s face, preventing penetration around the edges, and the filter protects workers against at least 95 percent of airborne particles.

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OSHA, Global Cold Chain Alliance renew agreement to prevent hazmat exposure

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OSHA has renewed its alliance with the Global Cold Chain Alliance to continue working together to protect workers from exposure to hazardous chemical releases from ammonia refrigeration systems. The alliance will also focus on improving the process safety management programs for these systems.

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Thought leadership: 21 essays on advice for pros

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Listed below are 21 essays that give advice for safety professionals.

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How to select the right CO sensors for your application

By Gregg Bako
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The short answer is “no, all carbon monoxide (CO) sensors are not the same.” C

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The cornerstone of gas detection requires on-the-spot knowledge

By Thomas Hanway
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Properly calibrated gas monitors are the cornerstone of gas detection, an essential safeguard and standard practice for many industries, such as offshore and on-shore oil and gas drilling operations

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How infrared sensors measure LEL combustible gas

By Robert Henderson
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Non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) sensors are increasingly being used in multi-sensor instruments to measure LEL combustible gas.

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The green chemistry economy

By Mark Katchen CIH
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Combining science and business, green chemistry promises a new generation of safer substitutes for hazardous ingredients, renewable raw materials for everyday products

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