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Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace

The Imperative of Operational Readiness: A New Era in Environmental Protection and Monitoring

May 8, 2024

By: Forrest Thomas, Contributor In the realm of industrial safety and environmental protection, the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” has never rung more true. Today’s industrial landscape is a complex web of activities where the potential release of hazardous materials poses not only a threat to worker safety—but also to the…

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Next-Gen Respiratory Protection

May 8, 2024

Trends & Innovations to Keep Workers Safe Even before wearing face masks became a global norm, you were ahead of the curve and familiar with using respiratory protection. You may have even been lucky enough to have access to a good stash of masks during the pandemic because of your line of work. Whether you wear…

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Listen Up! From the NHCA Experts…

May 8, 2024

A Good dBA TWA Makes Your Day! According to OSHA’s 29 CFR 1904.5(a), professional supervisors (PS) “must consider an injury or illness to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing injury or illness.” For a PS of audiometric monitoring,…

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Noise in the Workplace Terminology

May 8, 2024

By: Tim Turney, Contributor Those that work in industrial settings may find themselves exposed to levels of noise that can cause long-term damage to their hearing. Most understand that being subjected to a loud, instantaneous noise can damage hearing beyond repair, but employees exposed to a lower noise level over the course of their working life can…

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The Exciting World of Safety Wearables: Protect Your People

May 8, 2024

By: Gen Handley, Contributor Our world is more dependent on technology than ever—particularly when it comes to occupational safety. A major reason for that is the simple importance of connectivity, as well as a healthy communication culture where employees are actively engaged in work safety and in choosing the technology and devices that help monitor and protect…

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Harnessing Wearable Technology: Revolutionizing Heat Safety Across Industries

May 8, 2024

By: Nick Hernandez, Contributor In today’s modern climate, global temperatures are on the rise. Therefore, the threat of heat-related illness looms large, particularly in industries such as oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, and manufacturing. Beyond mere discomfort, heat exposure poses significant health risks to workers in these sectors, where extreme heat is often part of the…

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Contact Lens Use in a Chemical Environment

May 8, 2024

Guidelines to help occupational safety and health professionals and employers implement a contact lens use policy Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Current Intelligence Bulletin 59 Wearing contact lenses under some circumstances provides workers with a greater choice of eye and face protection (such as goggles or full-facepiece respirators without prescription inserts) as…

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Safety Matters: 2024 Safety Study Results

May 8, 2024

By: Barbara T. Nessinger, Editor-in-Chief Earlier this year RDG Media, in conjunction with Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace, conducted a safety study to understand current perceptions of “smart PPE,” a myriad of EHS solutions—as well as expected usage of various products and services in the safety industry—and more. The Safety Study results shed light on what professionals in…

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Connected Safety: Five Steps to Drive a Smooth Transition

March 26, 2024

By: Ealat Chaachouh, Contributor Never has the industrial workplace seen such a rapid digital transformation, giving rise to a new generation of cloud-connected safety devices to keep workers safe on the job. 74% of organizations consider digital transformation a top priority. Building on advances in automation, communication and analytics, today’s wearables for gas detection and…

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The Right Resistance: Understanding Options for Chemical-Resistant Gloves

March 26, 2024

By: Barbara T. Nessinger, Editor-in-Chief “Resistance is futile.” If you are a fan of Star Trek, you’ll understand the reference to the menacing aliens known as the Borg. And, in the case of space-age bad guys, the statement might be true. Happily, resistance to chemical exposure in the workplace is not futile; it’s entirely possible—with…

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