Industrial Hygiene


Peeking Around the Corner at NSC

Here’s a round of the latest and greatest, debuted at NSC 2019.

Safety

Safety's Biggest Trade Show Heads to San Diego

San Diego Convention Center will be the backdrop for this year’s NSC Congress & Expo.

New NIOSH Report: Process for Chemical Exposure Branding

New NIOSH Report: Process for Chemical Exposure Banding

NIOSH has released a chemical management strategy that can quickly protect workers on the job.

New EPA Rule Revises Lead Limits Allowed in Dust on Floors and Windowsills

After a 2017 court ruling and a change in medical guidance, the EPA has issued new standards for the amount of lead allowed in housing and buildings where children spend significant amounts of time.

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Safety Knowledge and Networking in New Orleans

One of the highlights is a June 12 panel discussion on how increased use and legalization of marijuana affect companies' efforts to maintain drug-free workplaces.

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The No Maintenance Myth

People seem to have this yearning to find a gas detector that doesn't need to be bump tested or calibrated (but can magically be ready at any moment to provide the proper detection with 100 percent accuracy).

My First Impressions of AIHce and the Safety Industry

One of the common trends that I seemed to notice was connectivity. I stopped at several booths that were touting solutions that gave project managers and safety directors the ability to see the health of their workers at a glance while also instantaneously communicating with them.

Biosafety Issues in Focus in AIHce Conference

For the first time, U.S. physicians' rates of suffering needlesticks and sharps injuries exceeded nurses' rates during 2017, an International Safety Center presenter said during a "Biosafety Issues in IH" session at the AIHce EXP 2019 conference.



3M PSD's 2019 Scholarships Awarded at AIHce

In the 33rd year for these scholarships, the 3M Personal Safety Division is giving $5,000 to three students who are pursuing graduate degrees in occupational health and safety/industrial hygiene.

ASSP Announces 2019 SPY and Outstanding Safety Educator

Kevin Slates, a clinical associate professor and program coordinator in the School of Public Health at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., is the American Society of Safety Professionals' 2019 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator.

By June 1, 2016, OSHA expects all employers to be fully compliant with GHS adoption.

Chemical Management: Five Ways to Meet the Challenges of IH in a Changing Industry

The most robust software solutions feature ingredient indexing to help you track chemical ingredients across products while flagging those that are subject to more stringent regulatory standards.

One of the easiest ways to monitor safety metrics is by using a safety management software. As you improve your safety performance analysis, you’ll need a system that can handle the influx of data, give you access to real-time metrics, and help you glean valuable insights hidden within the flood of information.

How to Conduct a Safety Inspection Remotely

Remote inspections can be an alternate and effective way to conduct a safety inspection.

Stress in the World of Industrial Hygiene: Is It Understood?

How does stress affect an employee's health to the point that we need to take it into consideration when evaluating their working environment? Should stress be included in the evaluation to management as a matter of concern?

The LEED-certified, 1.6 million-square-foot Minneapolis Convention Center features 475,000 square feet of exhibit space and 87 meeting rooms. (Minneapolis Convention Center photo)

Underestimated No More

The conference's opening session will feature keynote speaker Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, speaking on "Lessons in Leadership."

NIOSH Presents 2019 Science Awards

"The annual NIOSH Science Awards allows us to take a moment to recognize the talented and dedicated staff at NIOSH and our partners who are instrumental in accomplishing the important work that helps us achieve our mission of generating new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and transferring that knowledge into practice," NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard, M.D., said.

ACGIH Announces 2019 Award Recipients

The recipients will be honored during next month's American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. It take place May 20-22 in Minneapolis, Minn.

ISO Technical Report Helps Assess Nanomaterials' Environmental Impacts

ANSI noted that, among the essential topics pertaining to environmental safety, the Technical Report provides useful information on how investigators should respond to several questions or issues that commonly arise.

AIHA 2019 Award Winners Announced

The recipients will be recognized May 22 during the Mark of Excellence Awards Breakfast at the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Minneapolis, Minn.

AIHA Announces Board Election Results

The new board members will be inducted at the association's annual business meeting May 22 at the AIHce EXP 2019 conference in Minneapolis.

If we can aggregate the data to change how people work, isolate them from hazards, and eventually eliminate hazards, we can tap into the full potential of connected safety. (Industrial Scientific photo)

How Much Awareness is Too Much Awareness?

We are already struggling to tread water in a sea of devices vying for our attention. When connected safety programs are properly implemented, these can be a life raft, and with some work, a speed boat to navigate these waters.