The American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) website has undergone a major redesign that includes a new online University and Consumer Center Makes the organization says will make IH/OEHS resources more accessible than ever.
The online address remains the same: www.AIHA.org.
The new website adds content resources for industrial hygiene and occupational health professionals, government agencies, researchers and students interested in worker health and safety, and the general public.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. These three R’s are more than a catchphrase, they are a national policy of the United States, enacted by Congress at 42 USC 6902(b). This guide provides tips for using source reduction to minimize the volume of hazardous waste your facility generates.
The job of the industrial hygiene technicians at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington, is a matter of life and death. They run around with radiation counters and air samplers, tracking radiation and toxic chemicals that can harm the site’s workers, especially those dealing with dangerous underground tanks full of nuclear wastes in the center of the reservation.
Operations that produce dust as a byproduct of their processes rely on an industrial dust collection system to provide clean air to the workplace. However, the dust collection system itself could be a source of danger if it isn’t properly equipped and maintained.
ACGIH® and its renowned Industrial Ventilation Committee present a popular continuing education course this fall. The course scheduled for September 1620, 2019 is full. Register today to reserve a seat for the November course!
Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation & Practical Applications of Useful Equations will be held November 1115, 2019 at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Blue Ash in Cincinnati, Ohio. Register early and save!
ACGIH® announced today the release of its two-tier Under Study list pursuant to changes previously made to its TLV®/BEI® Development Process.
In 2006, ACGIH® began providing additional information on the status of chemical substances and physical agents that are on the Under Study list.
A lawsuit working its way through the federal court system claims that a contractor allowed inexperienced and unqualified industrial hygiene technicians (IHTs) to work at a hazardous nuclear materials site.
News sources say lawsuit was filed by Kevin Newcomb, an IHT who worked at “tank farms” at the now-decommissioned Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington State for more than two decades.
Provides process for chemical management occupational exposure
July 11, 2019
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has come up with a new chemical management strategy that can quickly and accurately assign chemicals into categories, or “bands,” in order to protect workers from potentially harmful substances in the workplace.
A vast number of chemical substances do not have occupational exposure limits (OELs) for the workplace.
“Until MSHA sets and strictly enforces an evidence-based, silica-specific dust standard, along with improved procedures for measuring and monitoring silica, the agency will not be fulfilling its mission to ‘prevent death, illness and injury from mining and promote safe and healthful workplaces for U.S. miners."