Mesothelioma cancer is the most fatal among asbestos-related diseases. The cancer presents itself 20 to 50 years after exposure and may originate in the lungs, heart, or abdominal cavity. The disease will begin to form after inhalation or ingestion of airborne asbestos particles. Due to the generic symptoms a patient may experience, late stage diagnosis is a common occurrence among mesothelioma patients.
New Pig Corporation, the leading brand for helping workplaces manage leaks, drips and spills to create safer, cleaner and more productive environments, has recently introduced an exclusive line of single-use PIG® Cleanup Kits for grab-and-go response to a variety annoying small spills.
Single-Use Kits are faster and more efficient than dragging a large spill kit to a small cleanup and much more effective than rags and paper towels.
VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, announced today the launch of its new 24-hour Emergency Response Services. Powered by ChemTel – which VelocityEHS acquired earlier this year – the Emergency Response Services provide an around-the-clock hotline customers can use to address a wide-range of chemical safety and compliance needs such as shipping compliance, exposure support, right-to-know safety data sheet (SDS) access, and more.
Lion Technology Inc., a leader in regulatory compliance training for 40+ years, recently launched of a suite of consulting services to empower industry professionals to achieve more with their environmental and hazardous materials compliance efforts.
“Now, industry professionals can leverage our regulatory expertise to optimize their time and focus on creating value for their organizations,” says Lion President Tammy Kent.
After evaluating the risk from electric power generation, transmission and distribution facilities, the EPA says no additional federal requirements are needed to cover the costs of possible hazardous substance releases.
Using the authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Section 108(b), EPA analyzed the need for financial responsibility requirements for the electric power industry.
At the AIHce 2018 Donald E. Cummings Memorial Award Lecture, Mark Stenzel, CIH, FAIHA, argued that industrial hygienists should place greater emphasis on estimating exposures relative to conducting sampling. Stenzel, an industrial hygiene consultant and the 2018 recipient of AIHA’s Cummings Award for outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of industrial hygiene, made his remarks on the final day of AIHce EXP 2018.
Two nonprofit organizations have filed a federal complaint against the EPA for its failure to regulate methylene chloride, a chemical found in paint strippers that has been blamed for 50 deaths. The complaint alleges that the EPA has violated its statutory obligations by not enacting a ban on the substance in paint and coating removal products, despite determining that methylene chloride presents “an unreasonable risk of injury to health” more than two years ago.
Among the articles in the December 2019 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have expert insight on selecting the right respirator, a link to the 2020 Buyers’ & Resource Guide, 10 safety mistakes that can land you in a courtroom, and much more.