Industrial Hygiene

  • OSHA Issues Beryllium Final Rule

    The rule will cut the eight-hour PEL from the current level of 2.0 micrograms per cubic meter to 0.2 micrograms per cubic meter. Above 0.2, employers woiuld have to take steps to reduce the airborne concentration of beryllium, and the rule requires additional protections that include personal protective equipment, medical exams, other medical surveillance, and training.

  • Hazard Communication Program — Training is the Key

    Pictograms are required safety data sheet elements that are intended to convey specific hazard information visually.

    Employees are to be trained when they are initially assigned to work with a hazardous chemical. Additional training is to be done whenever a new health or physical hazard is introduced into the work area.

News & Articles

  • EPA Issues Nanomaterials Reporting Rule

    The information is to include the specific chemical identity, production volume, methods of manufacture and processing, exposure and release information, and existing information concerning environmental and health effects, "insofar as known to or reasonably ascertainable by the person making the report," it states.

  • AIHA Receives Grant to Grow Pathway Outreach Program

    The grant was received as part of the American Society Association Executives Foundation’s Innovative Grant Program.

  • New Chair Approved for Nanotechnology Advisory Panel

    Dr. Ajit Jillavenkatesa, Ph.D., of NIST has been approved as chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 229, Nanotechnologies. ISO TC 229 has five working groups, including health, safety, and environment (WG 3).

  • ECHA Agreement Addresses Nanomaterials Information

    The European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EU-ON) will be developed in three phases, with phase one set to go live in summer 2017.

  • 2016 NPOY Contest Winners Honored

    OH&S congratulated winners of the eighth annual contest during the 2016 National Safety Congress & Expo.

  • Avoid Toxic Gas Exposures

    Two 2016 OSHA enforcement cases are object lessons in the importance of using the latest gas monitoring technology to protect workers.


  • GasAlertMax XT II

  • Sensepoint XCD Gas Transmitter




  • Wireless 2016

    In this 2016 Industrial Scientific video, Scott Jubeck provides an overview of the company's wireless offerings, including iAssign technology and LENS Wireless for Ventis Pro Series Portable Gas Monitors and Radius BZ1 Area Monitors.

  • Draeger Rental Robot

    This 2015 Draeger video case study, featuring the second-largest chemical company in the world, focuses on its use of the Rental Robot, an intuitive on-site solution that uses analytics to help safety managers maximize safety, productivity, and cost savings.

  • Philippines: Bringing Electricity Back after a Natural Disaster

    This GE Power & Water video posted in January 2014 shows how, in Bogo City, Philippines, electricity linemen have become heroes. Philippines electricity company DESCO President Sherwin Mendiola talks about the need for electricity to support recovery efforts after a natural disaster and to save lives.

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