Articles by Maureen Paraventi

IGA Helping Hand

New testing helps prevent needlestick injuries

By Maureen Paraventi
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A puncture wound as small as 0.00725" can be deadly — when it’s made by the tip of a hypodermic needle containing dangerous microorganisms.


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Information is power – but it comes at a cost

By Maureen Paraventi

While newsroom budgets are shrinking -- and some news outlets are going out of business entirely -- the need for thorough, objective investigative journalism remains as crucial as ever.


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It only works if it’s worn: What workers want in eye protection

By Rob Maser and Maureen Paraventi
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When carpenters were surveyed by NIOSH1 about what would encourage them to use safety eyewear regularly, some of their responses were, well, eye-opening.


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The global system for classifying & labeling chemicals

OSHA’s HAZCOM 2.0- Everything you need to know to comply
By Maureen Paraventi
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Last month, OSHA released long-awaited revisions that will align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).


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Lessons from the case files

Eyewash/shower questions answered by OSHA
By Michael Bolden and Maureen Paraventi
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While OSHA’s emergency eyewash and shower requirements and the relevant ANSI standard are fairly straightforward, the experiences of other companies offer some helpful information.


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OSHA & FR clothing

How to minimize arc flash injuries
By Maureen Paraventi
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Nylon, polyester and acetate may sound like innocuous fabrics, but wearing them might actually increase the severity of arc flash-caused injuries, because they tend to burn longer than other textiles and can even melt on the skin, according to OSHA1.


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Know your limits

Counter chlorine with the right respiratory protection
By Marty Lorkowski and Maureen Paraventi
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Greenish-yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor, chlorine is used effectively for reducing the toxicity of wastewater and treating drinking water.


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Winter’s around the corner

So layer up from head to toe
By Maureen Paraventi
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With winter fast approaching, it’s time to focus attention on warming PPE for workers who will be exposed to extreme weather conditions in the months ahead. 


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Obama's delay on Clean Air standards draws sharply divided reactions

NRDC calls it "Friday Smog Massacre"
By Maureen Paraventi
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Environmental groups are condemning President Obama’s decision last week to ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw the draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards.


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7 steps to save a life

Using an AED is “surprisingly simple”
By Maureen Paraventi
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It is an ordinary Tuesday morning at your workplace.


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