Risk communications expert Peter Sandman shares his thoughts
September 1, 2016
World-renowned risk communications expert Peter Sandman offered ISHN these thoughts on the April 22, 2010, BP exploration oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 crew men and leaked millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf.
The identity of each chemical, and all relevant information concerning the potential hazards of each material, must be clearly posted, and employees who work with workplace chemicals must be trained to interpret chemical labels
I started my career as a graduate assistant at North Carolina State University working with the state’s furniture and textile industries as they were trying to comply with a new law, the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
All over America and across greater Houston, capital of the nation's petrochemical industry, hundreds of chemicals pose serious threats to public safety at facilities that may be unknown to most neighbors and are largely unpoliced by government at all levels, a yearlong Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1VSg45P) investigation reveals.
Use this checklist as a guide to avoid common mistakes that can sabotage your analysis before it even starts. The entire project will be performed under the supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer (PE).
The 26 and 27 October 2015 Fall American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Conference brought together a look at the future. Included was the future of hiring industrial hygiene professionals with a comparison of the number of hygienists hired in the past 25 years.
As a 71 year old retiree, now occupying myself writing books on various subjects, I occasionally question some of the present day attitudes towards health and safety, both in the workplace as well in everyday living. I accept the need for health and safety controls and regulations to minimise the risk of personal injury, but it some respects, I think things are going too far.