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NFPA Combustible Dust Standard Now in Place

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.

Top Posters Address Diacetyl Exposures, Noise Monitoring, Tobacco Workers' Illness

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.

AIHce Heading West in 2017

The key conference for industrial hygienists will take place June 2-8, 2017. Meanwhile, the AIHA Fall Conference is only five months away.

12 Million Vehicles Recalled Over Takata Air Bags

12 Million Vehicles Recalled Over Takata Air Bags

Eight manufacturers were affected.

Lab Safety and Ergonomics at AIHce 2016

Ergonomics in the lab can help reduce fatigue and injury, and result in more productivity.

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NSC Says Drivers May Face Deadliest Memorial Day Weekend Since 2009

Traffic fatalities show no signs of slowing, according to the council.

GHS in the Lab AIHce Day 2

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 Awards 2016 Scholarships

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.

New Zealand Company Paying $180,000 After Driver Dies on First Workday

"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."

A Holistic Approach to Lab Safety at AIHce 2016

An in-depth session featured a team of speakers showcasing different aspects of lab safety and design.

OSHA: Pennsylvania Contractors Expose Employees to Serious Workplace Dangers

OSHA has fined the contractors more than $236,000.

The 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo is taking place May 21-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore, Md.

New Standards, Enforcement Working, OSHA Chief Says

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.

New Global Standards for Hand Protection Discussed at AIHce 2016

The morning session of AIHce 16 day two featured an informative technical session regarding the relatively new global standards for hand protection.

The Baltimore Convention Center is hosting AIHce 2016, taking place May 21-26. (Visit Baltimore photo)

OSHA's Michaels Backs Disease Surveillance Program

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.

How to Get Buy-In for Industrial Cleaning Equipment

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.

Scenes from AIHce 16 Day One

AIHce 16 features an interactive trivia game throughout the convention center, attracting attendees.

Noise News: Link to Traumatic Injuries Explored

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

FDA Updates Nutrition Labels for Most Packaged Foods

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 National Hurricane Center will use predictions of storm surges and storm surge mapping during the 2016 U.S. hurricane season.

Senate Hearing to Examine Hurricane Forecasting

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.

AIHA Honors 2016 Award Winners This Week

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.

ACGIH Honoring 2016 Award Winners

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.

The Baltimore Convention Center is hosting AIHce 2016, taking place May 21-26. (Visit Baltimore photo)

AIHce 2016 Off and Running

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.

NIOSH Holding Teleconference on Birth Defects of Children of IBM Endicott Employees

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.

ECHA Publishes Annex III Inventory

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.

Safety Failures Allowed Machine to Sever Worker's Fingertips: OSHA

The incident happened at a Nature’s Path subsidiary in Wisconsin

Flex Work Consultation Under Way in Canada

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.

Canada Moving Toward Mandatory Reporting of Drug Shortages

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.

CDC Expanding Disease Identification Tool

MicrobeNet will allow better and quicker germ identification and health response.

Zika Outbreak Fairly Likely in Europe Soon: WHO

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.

Coast Guard Releases 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

Boating fatalities were the third-lowest on record.

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