SiteHawk communicator enhancements help businesses maintain labeling compliance
October 25, 2017
SiteHawk, the global leader in chemical data management and compliance solutions, announced the latest enhancements to its chemical data management solution, SiteHawk Communicator, today. By integrating SiteHawk’s industry-leading expertise in chemical data with best of breed labeling technology, the combined solution delivers comprehensive and flexible labeling tools for organizations in every industry worldwide.
EHS industry leader provides fast mobile access to SDSs
October 25, 2017
SiteHawk, the global leader in chemical data management and compliance solutions announced the release of the QuickSCAN mobile app today. QuickSCAN integrates mobile technology with chemical data to connect users to SDSs from mobile devices with web access.
Scientists have known for decades that drinking water contaminated by fertilizer nitrates can pose a threat to infants by undermining the ability of their blood to carry oxygen. The condition, known as ‘blue baby syndrome,” led federal regulators to impose an environmental standard of no more than 10 parts per million, or ppm, for nitrates in public water supplies.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released an eight minute safety video entitled “Fire in Baton Rouge” detailing the agency’s Key Lessons stemming from the 2016 fire at the ExxonMobil Refinery that seriously injured four workers. The video includes a new four minute animation explaining the events leading up to the incident.
Study supports lasting harms of exposure to chemical weapons
October 11, 2017
Gulf War veterans with low-level exposure to chemical weapons show lasting adverse effects on brain structure and memory function, reports a study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Their study appeared online Sept. 15 in Environmental Health Perspectives and is the first research to examine dispersant-related health symptoms in humans.
Hurricanes that ravaged parts of U.S and Caribbean may cause mold epidemic
September 26, 2017
The warm, humid climate of the areas affected by the recent hurricanes offers a fast recipe for mold accumulation, according to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®), which warns of a potential mold epidemic across those regions.
Now that kids are back in school, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is reminding teachers, staff, and school administrators about the hazards of using flammable materials, such as methanol, during classroom science demonstrations.
A web-based survey conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that a perceived management commitment to safety was linked to a better use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and engineering controls to reduce the likelihood of health care professionals experiencing spills, leaks or skin contact during the administration of liquid antineoplastic drugs (AD).