For the fifth consecutive year, none of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV), according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The screening period started on September 1, 2018, and ended on August 31, 2019.
Reducing workplace injuries is an ongoing concern for industrial companies. Some enterprises believe business intelligence (BI) systems could help them meet that goal. BI looks at descriptive analytics, which show what happened in the past. Enterprises then may apply predictive analytics to the findings from BI software to determine how to improve safety.
A Buffalo Wild Wings manager in Massachusetts died recently after being exposed to toxic fumes caused by a noxious combination of chemical cleaning products in the restaurant’s kitchen.
At least 13 others were hospitalized, officials say.
The recent staging of A+A – the Leading International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work – closed in Düsseldorf, Germany to record results: 2,121 exhibitors from 63 nations showcased their innovations on 839,600 square feet of exhibit space in ten halls to over 73,000 trade visitors. Every second visitor came from outside Germany.
With fall in full swing, colder temperatures mean furnaces across Michigan are heating up homes and businesses. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Consumers Energy and DTE Energy joined together to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and how to prevent it by designating Nov. 4-10 as Michigan Carbon Monoxide Safety Awareness Week.
New data from the Environmental Protection Agency indicate that concentrations of ethylene oxide, a colorless and carcinogenic gas, are higher in Phoenix than anywhere else in the country.
The data came from 18 air quality monitoring stations in nine states across the country, from Seattle to St. Louis to Camden, New Jersey.
According to the National Indoor Air Survey by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, people believe that the health risks related to indoor air are greater and more serious than they actually are according to research data. Finns' knowledge and risk beliefs related to indoor air were surveyed for the first time.
The updated standards for ventilation system design and acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ), Standards 62.1 and 62.2, both include significant changes.
ASHRAE has released updated editions of its standards for ventilation system design and acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ), Standard 62.1 and 62.2.
In California and other U.S. western states, wildfires have become more frequent and intense, adversely impacting air quality and human health. Smoke from wildfires contains many toxins and irritants, including particles smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter, which, due to their size, penetrate deep into the lungs and contribute to cardiopulmonary and respiratory illness.
If you thought potted plants purified air in your home or office, you are mistaken, according to researchers at Drexel University.
A new study on decades of research into plants and air quality suggests the benefits of potted plants are vastly overstated.
“Plants are great, but they don’t actually clean indoor air quickly enough to have an effect on the air quality of your home or office environment," said Michael Waring, an associate professor of architectural and environmental engineering in Drexel’s College of Engineering.