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More Women Than Ever Are Working In Construction And Their PPE Still Doesn’t Fit

March 22, 2023

Women are not only slowly breaking down the occupation divide in fields like tech and aerospace, but also in industry and trade. They represent approximately 11% of the construction workforce, which is the highest share on record according to the National Association of Women in Construction. The number of women in construction has been steadily on…


Pharmaceutical Interventions for Hearing Loss: Could a Pill Protect your Ears?

November 22, 2022

By: Colleen G. Le Prell, Contributor The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates development of investigational medicines and is responsible for approving new medicines. New medicines must provide clinically significant benefits during rigorous clinical tests in human volunteers. The FDA approved the first pharmaceutical for a hearing loss prevention indication in September 2022, designed…


Hazards in the Workplace and Monitoring Systems

October 1, 2022

Jessica Glass, Contributor In the current industry, it is important to be aware of all the different hazards that could potentially affect your workforce and how to prevent them. This article will look at common types of work hazards and what monitoring systems help prevent injuries to enhance a workplace’s industrial hygiene and safety standards.…


Wearables: Utilizing Data for Improved Worker Productivity/Efficiency

August 1, 2022

Wearable technology has become a real trend in the workplace, and we are not talking about an iWatch or the average Fitbit bracelet. There are many products being designed to help companies better manage their time, predict situational work hazards, and, in general, boost productivity in different workplace environments. Here are just a few ways…


Millennials and Training in the Workplace

July 1, 2022

Let’s face it: the world is changing at a breakneck speed. The industrial hygiene industry is not exempt from this fact. Catering to more generations in the workforce than ever before, it can be challenging to find trainings and strategies that appeal to everyone. Millennials are unique in their perceptions of safety. They’ve lived through…


Stay Cool: Keeping Up with the Latest Tech & Trends to Prevent Heat Illness

June 10, 2022

With the summer months in full swing, there is a treacherous word that springs to mind quickly within the industry: heat. While most are enjoying the recreational activities the sunshine months have to offer, construction managers, warehouse workers and other industry-related personnel will be trying to beat the heat—and all the hazards that come with…