Items Tagged with 'Hazardous materials'


Decontamination booth by HEMCO Corp

April 1, 2014
Emergency shower is constructed of one piece fiberglass composite for ease of cleaning and installation.

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Stainless steel eye/face wash by Bradley Corp

April 1, 2014
With years of proven performance, Bradley’s Halo™ eye/face wash is now available in stainless steel, which is ideal for caustic work settings and environments

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Schwan’s hit with 32 serious safety violations

Workers exposed ammonia, damaging noise, unguarded machines
March 18, 2014

An OSHA inspection at Schwan's Global Supply Chain Inc. resulted in dozens of citations against the frozen food manufacturer, along with Cimco Refrigeration Inc. and Adecco USA Inc., the companies who provide it with maintenance services and temporary employees.

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New toxic chemical bill would weaken protections, critics charge

March 11, 2014

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) released a draft bill entitled the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA) on Thursday, Feb. 27 that provides no significant improvements in protecting public health and the environment from toxic chemicals. Many of the provisions in the draft bill maintain the already deficient approaches to health protections now included under the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), our nation's outdated and ineffective chemical safety law.

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Warning signs – Do you warn about hazards that no longer exist?

March 10, 2014
There are safety stories everywhere you go. This week, I was buying gas and ran into the store to get a soft drink. As I did, I heard a guy ask the cashier if it was still wet near a "slippery when wet" sign.

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Explaining the inexplicable: OSHA's gift to the chemical industry

January 31, 2014
Things have gotten pretty bad in Washington, DC when OSHA adopts a new rule which makes its enforcement job harder and whose only beneficiary is the global chemical industry.

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OSHA's overlooked gift to the chemical industry

January 30, 2014
A recent blog post by labor lawyer Steven Wodka highlights a concerning change in how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires chemical companies to classify cancer-causing chemicals

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Safety warnings – The severity of the outcome

January 28, 2014
It seems that many of the safety warnings in our workplaces minimize the potential seriousness of an incident related to the warning signage or JSA document.

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What you should know about lung disease in fire fighters

January 21, 2014

The normal human pulmonary system is made up of a number of components which work together to provide oxygen to the blood stream which is delivered to vital organs and remove waste products including CO2.  The system includes the diaphragm, a muscle which through it's downward movement increases the size of the pleural (lung) space, allowing inhalation.

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Global research shows reliability is most valuable attribute when purchasing gas detection

January 10, 2014

This year, gas detection industry worldwide revenues reached $2.2 billion, showing the huge growth and sophistication of the industry. A recent industry poll by Honeywell Company City Technology shows that reliability is the most important factor driving purchasing decisions in the global gas detection industry.

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Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene: The Application of Basic Principles

Harvard School of Public Health
655 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States
You will benefit from a comprehensive introduction to industrial hygiene and gain skills to protect employees from workplace environmental hazards.

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