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.
A series of 45-minute “lab sessions” on the NSC expo floor cover these topics: • Risk assessment and your electrical safety program To do a risk assessment, you need to understand what, in your business, might cause harm to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world’s oldest professional safety society, encourages occupational health and safety professionals to hone their knowledge and skills, including the potential of earning recertification points, by registering now for SeminarFest 2016, Feb. 5-11, 2016 in Las Vegas.