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Fall 2019

Mitigating Overexertion in the Workplace

October 10, 2019

Exoskeletons Lend Workers a Helping Hand Joseph Zawaideh, Contributor Raise your arms parallel to the floor and hold for about 60 seconds. Now, imagine performing that same exercise for an eight-hour workday. Factory workers are far too familiar with the burning, shoulder-breaking work that these repetitive motions require of them, and employers are feeling the…

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Next-Gen Products to Help Workers Breathe More Easily

October 10, 2019

Over the years, we have witnessed significant improvements in worker protection. One area that has not kept pace is that of portable air filter equipment, intended to provide Grade D breathing air that is attached to non-breathing air compressors. Fortunately, next-generation products are becoming available that have many new features to improve the safety for…

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“WHY Do I Need to Test this Material When it Does Not Look Like a Dust Cloud?”

October 10, 2019

Rachelle Andreasen, Contributor The above question is a regularly searched internet question. In an effort to help customers understand the importance of evaluating “dust” hazards within their facility, the people at Fauske have taken a current ASTM method and modified the purpose to answer: “Is my material a dust?” ASTM E2316 Standard Test Method for Determination…

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New Professional Certificate Programs

October 10, 2019

Earlier this year, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, a gateway to renowned industrial hygiene/occupational health knowledge and expertise, launched two new professional assessment-based certificate programs, the latest addition to the Association’s AIHA University, which offers e-learning education and training resources for IH/OH professionals. The two certificate programs offer training on specialized IH/OH topics that align with…

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The Right Stuff: Finding the Proper Welding Safety PPE

October 10, 2019

Andrew Ortman, Contributor This article takes a deep look into the safety products all welders should be wearing and the options that they have. By breaking down each product category, you’ll have the ability to find the field you need or identify a broad spectrum of needs. General Requirements Aside from face and eye protection,…

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Hearing Conservation in the Workplace through Webinar Training

October 10, 2019

Overexposure to audible sound is known to cause hearing loss and a variety of other adverse health outcomes. Exposures to ototoxic compounds can also cause hearing loss, either in the absence of, or in combination with, exposure to audible sound. ACGIH® addresses this concern in its upcoming Fall webinar “Exposures and Impacts Associated with Occupational…

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Using Wireless Technology to Integrate Gas Detection and Worker Safety

October 10, 2019

Bob Henderson, Contributor Using Wireless Technology to Integrate Gas Detection and Worker Safety Communication is vital when dealing with atmospheric hazards. It’s not enough to measure the hazards; procedures need to communicate the results in real time to affected workers, managers and emergency responders. The methods used to communicate monitoring results are a central part…

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Application: Detection of Toxic Gas

October 10, 2019

On March 17, 2019, a large explosion in Deer Park, Texas, resulted in several fires that released toxic gases to the atmosphere. One of these toxic gases is benzene, which often must be measured at levels at or below 1ppm. Measuring this in the field requires tools that are either bulky or require continued use…

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