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What you should know about radon exposures

Frequently asked questions answered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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Are we sure that radon is a health risk? EPA already has a wealth of scientific data on the relationship between radon exposure and the development of lung cancer. The scientific experts agree that the occupational miner data is a very solid base from which to estimate risk of lung cancer deaths annually.


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Brady Corporation and Tego Inc. jointly develop next generation smart RFID labels and solutions for aerospace

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Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC), a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-performance identification products, and Tego, Inc., a leader in next generation RFID (radio frequency identification) solutions, announce the release of a smart RFID integrated label, designed to meet AS5678 requirements and the aerospace  industry’s ATA Spec 2000.


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Six essential steps to reducing the impact of a bloodborne pathogen incident

Free training course from Cintas prepares employees for emergencies
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for bloodborne pathogen (BBP) exposure violations at one worksite can exceed $160,000. To reduce fines and protect employees from the spread of BBPs, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first-aid and safety, today identified essential steps for reducing the impact of a BBP emergency.


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OMB holds first silica rule stakeholder meeting in 19th months

Foundry industry says lower PEL unnecessary, too costly
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The proposed rule to lower the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica got dusted off earlier this month after a long period of inactivity at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).


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ACGIH releases 2013 editions of TLVs and BEIs book and Guide to Occupational Exposure Values

User-friendly, pocket-sized book
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ACGIH® has released its 2013 editions of the TLVs® and BEIs® book and the Guide to Occupational Exposure Values. The information in the user-friendly, pocket-sized TLVs® and BEIs® book is used worldwide as a guide for evaluation and control of workplace exposures to chemical substances and physical agents.


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AIHA releases White Paper on silica competent persons

“Recommended Skills and Capabilities for Silica Competent Persons”
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The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has released the white paper titled “Recommended Skills and Capabilities for Silica Competent Persons,” which represents a common, minimum body of knowledge needed by a competent person to provide meaningful worker protection from silica.


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Microdust Pro measures dangerous concentrations of inhalable dust & aerosols to provide highest level of workplace safety

Real-time monitor shows immediate issues and when they occur
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Casella CEL today announced the next generation of its Microdust™ real-time dust monitor, one of the health and safety industry's most widely used handheld monitoring devices for assessing employee risk for exposure to dangerous levels of dust and aerosols. 


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Cleaning jobs linked to asthma risk

Occupational asthma underrecognized, says study author
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A new study indicates there is a strong link between professional cleaning and the risk of developing asthma. Researchers at the Imperial College London have tracked the occurrence of asthma in a group of nearly 9,500 people born in Britain in 1958.


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Union head calls silica rule delay heartless

An estimated 100 died during two years of inaction
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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said it’s time for the Obama administration to push forward on a proposed silica delay that has been stuck in limbo at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for two years – long past the required 90 day deadline.


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New inspection, same old hazards

Dallas-based Landes foods contested previous citations
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Despite previous violations, a tortilla manufacturer is still failing to provide employees exposed to corrosive chemicals with emergency eyewashes and is still not monitoring them for formaldehyde exposure.


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