"If the U.S. wants to remain fully prepared to protect its residents from diseases such as COVID-19, it must invest in public health readiness. Doing so will help shore up an already-taxed public health system,” according to a new editorial in the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) American Journal of Public Health.
Two workers are dead after a hazmat incident last week at a trucking company in Cleveland, Ohio.
News sources say 30-year-old Ashley N. Friedman was cleaning out a semi-trailer tanker at Kenan Advantage Group when she was overcome by fumes. When a co-worker, 60-year-old Alan Linder, attempted to rescue her, he, too fell unconscious.
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority in Albuquerque, New Mexico operates a 76-million gallons per day (rated capacity) wastewater treatment plant that treats a daily average of five million gallons of sewage from New Mexico’s largest city and its surroundings.
In most countries, hearing protectors are required by law to be tested and labeled in a specific way. The idea is that by using a standardized measurement method and a straightforward, one-number rating, it should help users decide which hearing protector to choose. However, it turns that one number often doesn’t tell the whole story.
The program will improve workplace health and safety by sharing information, guidance & providing access to training resources
February 24, 2020
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®) announced today that it has joined the Ambassador Program of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The program builds upon OSHA's Alliance Program and will be used to improve workplace health and safety by sharing information and guidance and providing access to vital training resources.
The respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China has now been detected in 32 locations internationally, including cases United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
Criminal charges for a crane operator in a co-worker’s jobsite death, legislation to prevent workplace violence in the health care industry and the costs of obesity among the workforce were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
The growing problem of plastic pollution in the environment is receiving an increasing amount of attention (see article in Nature). Small particles of plastics are often referred to as microplastics (plastic particles smaller than 5 mm ) and nanoplastics (the nanoscale fraction of plastic particles). Nano- and microplastic particles (NMPPs) can be formed through environmental and mechanical degradation (the top-down mechanism).
Marc Osgoodby, formerly of Sierra Wireless, joins the Industrial Scientific leadership team
February 20, 2020
Industrial Scientific, the global leader in gas detection and connected safety, is pleased to announce that Marc Osgoodby has joined the company as vice president of global sales. Marc will be responsible for leading Industrial Scientific’s global go-to-market strategy and sales teams.
Several landlocked states among those with highest rates
February 19, 2020
A new study finds a wide state-by-state variation in rates of melanoma caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure with highest rates in several states on the East and West Coast including Hawaii, but also a few landlocked states, including Utah, Vermont, and Minnesota. The report finds state-level incidence rates for UV-attributable melanoma ranged from 15 cases per 100,000 in Alaska to 65 cases per 100,000 in Hawaii.
Among the articles in the May 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we talk to some EHS experts on the state of the safety industry amid the pandemic, detail the benefits of a Respiratory Protection Program, look at how portable gas monitor technology has evolved, and much more.