Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a common, highly hazardous industrial chemical linked to breast cancer and immune system cancers like non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lymphocytic leukemia (see EPA IRIS Exec Summary, Dec 2016).
Concerned community members in Illinois made it a 2018 campaign issue after two federal agencies released studies showing elevated cancer risks outside Chicago.
A social services company is held responsible for an employee’s murder in the same week that a bill to prevent workplace violence in the health care and social service industries is re-introduced in Congress. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
Manufacturing locations can be dirty, dusty environments by nature, depending on what is produced in a given location. As a result, many manufacturers are no stranger to airborne dust and the health hazards it can pose to workers regularly exposed to it.
A new eGuide from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) offers recommendations to industrial hygienists and occupational hygienists on ways to manage and advance their careers – no matter what stage of their career they’re at.
The IH Professional Pathway eGuide (PDF), offers practical suggestions to IH/OH professionals, with advice aligned with three different "tracks": technical, management and leadership. AIHA says the eGuide can be used by college students pursuing a technical course of study – even if they have not yet decided on a specific vocation - or more established professionals, perhaps contemplating a career change.
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) has released its 2019 editions of the TLVs® and BEIs® book and the Guide to Occupational Exposure Values.
The information in the user-friendly, pocket-sized TLVs® and BEIs® book is used worldwide as a guide for evaluation and control of workplace exposures to chemical substances and physical agents. Threshold Limit Value (TLV®) occupational exposure guidelines are recommended for more than 700 chemical substances and physical agents.
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) has released Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice for Design, 30th Edition, which is one of over 25 titles featured in the ACGIH® Signature Publications Series.
“West Kentucky miners are about action, not just happy talk"
March 4, 2019
The number of coal company officials charged in a case involving defrauding regulators about black lung disease has risen to nine, according to a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor. U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman said Glendal “Buddy” Hardison, the former manager of all Armstrong Coal mines in western Kentucky, is the latest official from thecompany to be charged by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to defraud an agency of the U.S. government by deceit, trickery, and dishonest means.
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) announced today the appointment of Frank Mortl III, CAE as Executive Director of the association. ACGIH® is a 501(c)(3) charitable scientific organization that advances occupational and environmental health. For over 80 years, the group has been highly respected around the world for their dedication to the OEHS community.
Bluetooth-enabled device pairs with smart phone apps to simplify and speed up environmental remediation and worker VOC exposure reports, reduces time spent in hazardous areas
Honeywell has enhanced its industry-leading product line of handheld photoionization (PID) monitors by adding Bluetooth connectivity and a mobile APP to simplify the data collection process and reports creation.
The report provides readers with a deep dive into the trends that affected the IH/OH industry in 2018-2019
February 8, 2019
The American Industrial Hygiene Association released today its first biennial State of AIHA Research Report. The report is an analysis of the trends and issues affecting the field of industrial hygiene and occupational health, including the changing workplace landscape, big data, total worker exposure and exposure banding.