More than 200 scientists and public health advocates are urging regulators to take a closer look at the potential dangers of antimicrobial chemicals including triclosan, an additive that has been banned from hand soaps but remains an active ingredient in products ranging from building materials to Colgate’s Total toothpaste.
Exposure to hazardous substances and at risk for injury from fires and explosions are the primary dangers faced by workers involved with the construction and maintenance of marine vessels who conduct spray painting.
On April 28, while thousands of Americans were commemorating Workers Memorial Day, 21 year old Kevin Hartley was hard at work stripping a bathtub. Co-workers found Kevin unconscious and rushed him to the hospital where he died later that afternoon of cardiac arrest.
More than a quarter of private dental practices do not have plans in place to control bloodborne pathogen exposure, according to a new survey conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). Survey results are published in the June issue of the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and is available online.
Zachary Henzerling, a 20 year old ” big kid at heart,” was on his third week at work for Environmental Enterprises Inc., a hazardous waste management facility in Spring Valley, Ohio, when he was killed 2012 in a flash fire and explosion on Dec. 28, 2012.
Daniel Chute, CIH, CSP, Atrium Environmental. Health and Safety Services, gave an interesting presentation Monday afternoon about rebuilding homes after disaster strikes. He has been working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to implement safe practices in post-disaster restoration.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless poisonous gas which is often associated with domestic boilers. It’s important to note that carbon monoxide poisoning is a risk anywhere where a fuel-burning appliance is used, especially when they are situated in confined spaces with little ventilation and air flow.
Every day handlers and applicators transfer potentially hazardous chemicals and concentrates such as pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers from large drums into smaller containers or mixing tanks.