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March/April 2021

Respiratory Hazards in Construction Work

April 19, 2021

Neil Webster, CSP, OHST, Contributor Construction can be a pretty dirty business. Over 2 million workers in the U.S. have regular exposure to dusty conditions at work. Approximately 90% of those 2 million are employed in the construction industry. A commercial construction project subjects personnel to a wide variety of conditions, including noise, vibration, weather,…

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Growth of Nitrile Glove Market Means Buyers Need To Beware

April 19, 2021

Matthew Piortrowski and Brian Moseley, Contributors With both industry trends and the coronavirus pandemic prompting the increased use of protective gloves—particularly disposable gloves—a number of new, third-party industrial distributors have entered the market. Buyers should look beyond mere cost as the major factor in the purchasing decision, however, and ensure they are getting high-quality nitrile…

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Apache Helicopter Wins Safe-in-Sound Award

April 19, 2021

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) and the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), recently announced the winner of the 2021 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™ at the 45th annual NHCA conference: Vertical Lift, AH-64 Apache Helicopter of the…

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Heat, Hydration & Worker Acceptance

April 19, 2021

Case Study: How Garney Construction found a heat stress safety solution to fit its diverse workforce and worksites Kyle Hubregtse, Contributor Garney Construction has put itself on a trajectory as an innovation leader in the construction industry. It completes both large and small projects for vital infrastructure for communities throughout the U.S. Whether it’s building…

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Now Hear This: Right Steps for Hearing Conservation Training

April 19, 2021

Dr. Vickie Tuten and Dr. Kathy Gates, Contributors Hear, hear! Industrial hygienists serve key roles in providing education and training, one of the essential elements of a Hearing Conservation Program (HCP).  Consistent delivery of effective education can have a positive impact on influencing workers to voluntarily adopt behaviors that preserve their sense of hearing. The…

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Gas-Detection Batteries: Benefits and Liabilities

April 19, 2021

Bob Henderson, Contributor Atmospheric monitors use sensors to measure gas. Some types of sensors need more power, while other types need less power. Very low-power sensors may use so little power that a set of disposable or rechargeable batteries can last for months or years of operation. But, no matter what kind of sensors are…

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The Way Ahead: The Future of Industrial Hygiene, Part 2

April 19, 2021

Barbara Nessinger, Editor-in-Chief Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace reached out to numerous companies for expert opinions on a range of subjects that affect how industrial hygiene and safety will change going forward and, most importantly, the issues and challenges ahead. The evolution of industrial hygiene includes improving the ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control and…

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Ergonomics for Industrial & Manufacturing Needs

April 19, 2021

Poor ergonomics on the job can lead to serious musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These injuries have widespread consequences for workers and employers. Serious short- and long-term disabilities can occur when the right ergonomic equipment is not in place. For Health and Safety and Human Resources Managers within manufacturing and industrial organizations, ergonomics should be a top…

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Air Sampling Verses Dispersion Modeling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 19, 2021

Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr., CIH, CSP, FAIHA, Contributor As the American economy recovers and workers return to work, there is concern the air may contain the SARS CoV-2 virus. This is especially of concern if it is found there is no long-term immunity from recovered individuals. People in various industries may work and/or live in…

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Heat Stress Monitoring Program Solutions

April 19, 2021

[Editor’s Note: We sat down with the folks at TSI to discuss heat stress monitoring programs—and the company’s unique solutions and capabilities for managing heat stress.] Why is it important to establish a heat stress monitoring program? Millions of workers in the U.S. are exposed to heat in the workplace each year. In 2017 and 2018,…

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