Tag Archives: health and safety

Does Your Company Employ Temporary Workers?

If your facility has temporary workers, you should be aware of a new recommended practice, jointly issued by OSHA and NIOSH on August 25, 2014.  This document, titled Recommended Practices:  Protecting Temporary Workers, applies to temporary (or supplied) worker staffing … Continue reading

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Exposure to Welding Fumes

The September 2012 issue of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) featured an article by Robert E. Brown Jr., CIH, CSP, CHMM on the occupational hazards of welding fume exposures.  Welding fumes are created during the welding process and consist of … Continue reading

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Laboratory Facility Closures

The following article was written by Frank Jankoski, an EES associate and guest author.  Mr. Jankoski is the founder and President of Corporate Environmental Services Inc. (CES), a company that specializes in providing personal attention and high-quality consulting and engineering … Continue reading

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New Standards To Be Issued For Prevention Of Legionella

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., (ASHRAE) published the first draft document entitled, “: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems”, on October 1, 2010.  The new standard 188P differs from the “Guideline 12, Minimizing … Continue reading

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New Industry Codes Announced by NFPA

At the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo in Boston, new and revised industry codes were announced.  Codes for health care facilities were the main focus of the revisions.  The revisions were made to the NFPA 99: … Continue reading

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OSHA and Job Creation

The Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce recently held a hearing investigating OSHA’s regulatory agenda and its impact on job creation.  Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA issued a statement in … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Air Pollution – Is Philadelphia Really That Polluted?

Following the release of Forbes’ 2011 Most Toxic Cities list many Philadelphians experienced a twinge of panic when the City of Brotherly Love took the not-so-coveted top spot.  The 80 largest metropolitan cities in the U.S. were scored based on … Continue reading

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OSHA After 40 Years

Late in 1970 President Richard M. Nixon signed the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Act into law.  In the four decades since the OSH Act was signed the Occupational Safety & Health Administration has fought to protected workers from hazards. … Continue reading

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OSHA Cracks Down on Serious Safety & Health Violations

In the past year OSHA has issued more significant and costly citations than in any similar time frame during the past decade.  OSHA issued citations in 164 significant cases, where penalties reached $100,000 or more.  Of those 164 cases last … Continue reading

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