With the 2016 Olympics in full swing, there has been plenty of discussion about the environmental pollution at this year's venue - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to a recent Reuters article, for years, Rio has exceeded World Health Organization (WHO) limits for air quality measures, largely due to a high number of vehicles operating within the city.
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a leader in safety and regulatory compliance, has introduced Industrial Hygiene Services to help companies minimize some of the most common workplace hazards that may result in injury or illness, or affect the well-being of workers. The new services include Hearing Conservation, Air Monitoring, Ergonomics, and Laser Safety.
A Monday morning session will explore hazards associated with hydrocarbon vapors and gases in the upstream onshore oil & gas industry identifying common tasks with potential for exposure. The focus will be on control measures, safe work practices, air monitoring procedures and PPE requirements. The session will reference NIOSH studies and blog posts.
As a science fellow at EPA, I am working with Agency researchers to help bring local air measurement capabilities to communities. This includes training citizen scientists with next generation air monitors developed by EPA researchers.