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.
OSHA investigators found that employees at a Texas gun range were not only exposed to above-permissible limits of lead in the air, they also risked potential exposure due to surfaces throughout the facility that were contaminated with the substance. Tap Rack Bang Indoor Shooting Range LLC - operating as The Gun Range faces penalties totaling $214,387 for safety violations at its facility in Killeen.
The Board of Directors of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) has ratified the 2019 Threshold Limit Values (TLVs®) for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs®). TLVs® and BEIs® are guidelines to be used by professionals trained in the practice of industrial hygiene. The TLVs® and BEIs® are not designed to be used as standards.
OSHA has posted new frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the agency's standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry.
The agency says it developed the FAQs in consultation with industry and union stakeholders to provide guidance to employers and employees on the standard's requirements, such as exposure assessments, regulated areas, methods of compliance, and communicating silica hazards to employees.
Disposable respirators are one of the most widely used respiratory protection devices due to the ease of use and disposal as well as their reasonable prices. Unlike face masks, disposable respirators provide low breathing resistance and efficient protection against oil-based and non-oil-based particulates.
ACGIH® and its renowned Industrial Ventilation Committee present a popular continuing education course this spring.
Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation & Practical Applications of Useful Equations will be held April 15, 2019 at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Blue Ash in Cincinnati, Ohio. Register early and save!
Standard 1910.1020 “Access to employee exposure and medical records” is the most important and far-reaching of OSHA’s regulations. When the standard became effective more than two decades ago, it could not have envisioned the explosive growth of global chemical exposure information.
Each day approximately 150 people — more than 54,000 a year — die unnecessarily from work-related injuries and illnesses. Many more suffer nonfatal injuries and illnesses. As part of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's continuing efforts to address these problems, today it has released its first-ever Public Policy Agenda.