An NFPA staff member provided an update on the new NFPA 652 standard during the AIHce 2016 meeting and said the association is moving toward a single combustible dust standard.
The displayed posters filled a large section of the expo floor in the Baltimore Convention Center. Many attendees walked up and down the rows seeking papers on topics of interest.
The key conference for industrial hygienists will take place June 2-8, 2017. Meanwhile, the AIHA Fall Conference is only five months away.
Eight manufacturers were affected.
Ergonomics in the lab can help reduce fatigue and injury, and result in more productivity.
Traffic fatalities show no signs of slowing, according to the council.
The continuation of the lab safety-related sessions at AIHce 2016 included a session Tuesday afternoon titled, "GHS in the Laboratory Environment." The discussion started with Denese Deeds, CIH, FAIHA, of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc., who gave a presentation on the impact of GHS on the lab standard.
3M presented its 30th annual Occupational Health and Safety Scholarships on May 22 at AIHce 2016,taking place here at the Baltimore Convention Center and the Baltimore Hilton, which is the AIHce headquarters hotel.
"This was a tragic example of what can happen when training is not provided," said WorkSafe Chief Inspector Keith Stewart. "As an agent of Hawke, Mr. Thompson failed to ensure that the victim was trained to do his job safely. Employees and contractors should be fully equipped to manage any work-related risk so they can go home to their families at the end of each working day, let alone on the first day of work."
An in-depth session featured a team of speakers showcasing different aspects of lab safety and design.
OSHA has fined the contractors more than $236,000.
During the first year the severe injury rule was in effect, OSHA received about 10,000 reports but did not inspect most of those workplaces, he said, choosing instead to call the employers and send them an accident investigation form. That has been very successful, he explained, and has brought some very severe cases to OSHA's attention at the agency otherwise would not have know about.
The morning session of AIHce 16 day two featured an informative technical session regarding the relatively new global standards for hand protection.
OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels came out strongly in favor of a national occupational disease surveillance program here at the AIHce 2016 conference on May 24, calling for safety and health professionals to support the idea.
Manufacturers are always looking for ways to cut costs. And in some industries, the budgets that plant managers have at their disposal for new equipment are shrinking.
AIHce 16 features an interactive trivia game throughout the convention center, attracting attendees.
A May 23 session at AIHce 2016 focused on noise exposure measurements and highlighted some very large data sets being utilized to understand excessive exposures in U.S. worker populations, including miners, military personnel, and industrial workers. Some of the most eye-opening presentations concerned noise's link to traumatic injuries and also to illnesses
The new label is an updated design highlighting calories and servings, with requirements for serving sizes that more closely reflect the amounts of food that Americans currently eat, according to FDA.
The hearing will examine two new tools the National Hurricane Center is using for the 2016 hurricane season: storm surge watches and warnings and maps of potential storm surges.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® will honor the winners of its 2016 AIHA awards, chosen because they have made significant contributions to the industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety professions, on May 25 during the second annual Mark of Excellence Awards Breakfast at the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition.
Recipients of the 2016 awards are being recognized at this week's American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Baltimore for significant contributions to their profession.
A rainy weekend that failed to deter record Preakness crowds at Baltimore's Pimlico racetrack on Saturday gave way to sunny skies May 23 as the AIHce 2016 conference and expo commenced in earnest.
The teleconference will take place May 26. It is the second part of a study on causes of death and testicular cancer cases among former IBM-Endicott workers.
The inventory helps REACH registrants that manufacture or import between 1 to 10 tonnes per year in deciding whether they may be able to register their substance with limited information. The database contains 64,899 unique substances/entries.
The incident happened at a Nature’s Path subsidiary in Wisconsin
Canadians can submit their views through an online survey open until June 30, and the government will hold roundtables nationwide in coming weeks to hear from employers, workers, academics, and others.
Health Canada's outreach indicates that Canadians believe that current voluntary approach to reporting is not meeting their needs, and they called for mandatory reporting.
MicrobeNet will allow better and quicker germ identification and health response.
The overall risk of a Zika virus outbreak across the WHO European Region is low to moderate during late spring and summer, according to a new risk assessment from the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Boating fatalities were the third-lowest on record.